W\hoever Said We Want To Be Stored

@Hatley (164743)
Garden Grove, California
December 15, 2016 8:50pm CST
Retioremet center store us old codgers' We wart toi be wity others our own kind' BS thats is not what we want at all We want to b e home with famlly We want to sew, to cook,to garden 'We w ant to talk to people all ages We want to be useful to be needed' WE waht to b e home and happy again. Oje origilal poem and graphic by P Hatley copyriogted 2016
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@marlina (71303)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
I so agree with you on this one.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 16
thanks they need to listen to us====
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• Eugene, Oregon
21 Dec 16
"Family" in the US has become something quite different than it once was.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Dec 16
yes its just assimed if theres any kind of problem with a parent ship her to a retoirement cetnter get rid of the problem sad
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@Tampa_girl7 (24930)
• United States
17 Dec 16
That is what I want too
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Dec 16
yyes we all wabt to be heard
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
22 Dec 16
Was it your choice to be at a retirement house ?
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
23 Dec 16
@Hatley I am sorry you have no choice but to be there in the retirement house . But i think at least you are comfortable there .
@allknowing (61845)
• India
18 Dec 16
Home for seniors need not be isolated. They should create situations that let the seniors mix and mingle.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Dec 16
this center is not a hoime where do beople get the ioea of calliong them homes,. they are not homey they are a busikness hotels perhjaps buit not homes I am noit here becaiuse Iwanted to live in such a place and we are kisolated as I already said.
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@allknowing (61845)
• India
23 Dec 16
@Hatley The world is dumpting seniors and in my case I will never let it happen. I have ideas
@paigea (21754)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
A great poem. How to make these things happen is a big challenge.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Dec 16
yes iut is a great challenge to us all
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@PainsOnSlate (20084)
• Canada
17 Dec 16
That is so true and it seems the older we get the less our opinion matters. I like your feisty poem!!
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 16
thabks yes we just do not get listened to
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@rusty2rusty (6767)
• Defiance, Ohio
17 Dec 16
I love talking to older people.They always have good stories or memories to share.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 16
yes weolder o nes have klived for awhile so we have memories lol
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@PatZAnthony (12372)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
17 Dec 16
Older people want the same things others want. How did it happen that someone decided as we age, we are so different. Already seeing it at my age. We know what we want and don't need someone telling us what that is.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 16
yes we dio niot chaange that much if onoy others would listen toi what we really like
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
17 Dec 16
I do wish they had moe programs for ya;ll to have things to do and ways to earn more money
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
17 Dec 16
yes it woiuykd be so nice
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@sallypup (26343)
• Moses Lake, Washington
16 Dec 16
I wish you had more activities where you live.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 16
theyyavese thingsbut I am not onterested in opaying bingo all day or watching t b I have a b etter time on my computer reallyu
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@jstory07 (65387)
• Roseburg, Oregon
16 Dec 16
You want to feel needed and wanted.
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@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
16 Dec 16
YES indeed that is what we want
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@bunnybon7 (35528)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Dec 16
yes i too want to be able to do all i used to do, but unfortunately i now need these things done for me. most any way.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Dec 16
sometimes we wish we were able but we are not I have to use a walker now as m send I wisg tgat tgise iy kuve wuthg would not pick fifoghts with yoy there shoud be 'soine resoect shwn to yo9u as the mo m hugs
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@bunnybon7 (35528)
• Holiday, Florida
23 Dec 16
@Hatley yes we should get respect and careing and thats why we should be able to get help when we no longer can do all we did. just as we did for them when we could.
• Midland, Michigan
22 Dec 16
Great poem, Patsie. The one problem kids have with their parents living at home is that for many their parent's aren't as stable physically as they used to be and the children are concerned about the safety of the parent's. I don't know that those of us that have elderly parents are thinking that they'd want to be living with those their own age, but rather they're looking more into the safety features and making sure the parent is looked in on periodically. I know there are those kids or families that 'put their elderly parents or relatives away' so they don't have to concern themselves with them any longer. If that is the reasoning, those children should be ashamed of themselves. I did windows for a newer customer a few months ago and found that their neighbor is ninety-one years old and still living at home by himself. The thing is that he has a caregiver that comes in daily but no one else lives with him. So, if he were to fall or something it may not be until the next day before anyone would know about it. This comment brought to you via pat anthony's post.
@Hatley (164743)
• Garden Grove, California
23 Dec 16
have you ev er stayed alll day at a terirement cehter do h9t call tgese hiomnes go gods sakes as tjhe y are busoinesses nmot hjome l,ke at all and tey are not always ca ring about ouir safety but their jobs
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• Midland, Michigan
23 Dec 16
@Hatley I've spent time at two facilities that my mom has stayed at during the past four years and while all the staff aren't always the greatest we've been lucky to have a few that really cared for my mom. Who's idea was it for you to live where you are now?
@Marty1 (31930)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Dec 16
@hatley I can completely understand Here's hoping things will get better for 2017!