An elderly bachelor who regularly comes to the Senior Center did not show up for a couple of days, so friends contacted his family who went to check on him, having to crawl through a window for entrance. The elderly man was found lying on the floor inside his house, possibly having had a stroke. He was quickly taken for medical care. That intervention probably saved his life. Another dear elderly friend, who lives many states away keeps in tough regularly by phone almost daily. Last week, he was out of contact and did not respond to cell phone, for many days, unusual. Finally, I called the local police where he lives to request a welfare check. That is part of their job and they were very helpful. I learned that my friend had been hospitalized for a serious medical problem, now thankfully released and back at home.
Clara Caufield can be reached at email@example.com Copyright permission Native Sun News Today
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