Our lovely 83 year old Audrey has found a new place to stay at a nursing home, but is having a tough time. She is originally from N.O. but spent most of her years in Florida in her own nice trailer, overlooking a bay. She was an avid water lover, and fishing lady, as well as a crab trapper and flounder gigger. Anything water related. And of course her favorite TV shows Shark Tank and Dancing With The Stars, which she can watch anywhere, anytime.
Last year though, she could not continue to take care of herself and had to first say goodbye to her trusty dog, and then because she could not keep working for her clients (she did tax and payroll until age 80), her property was finally taken away. So she is now back to N.O. Although she always wanted to come back here, she was thinking it would be on her own property, in a little house or trailer, with her dog. She was not thinking about a nursing home, or how it would be.
She has three nieces here, and they are doing the best they can of course, but they are full time working family women and it's a good drive for them to come see Audrey. There is her son too, but he's in California and is not able to come to the Home to help. Then there is her brother, but he's in Texas and has just about come as much as he could during her transition period.
So what Audrey really needs is a visitor to come say hi once a week, and maybe stay for an hour or so. Maybe read her a book, or watch TV with her. And thinking about it now, if you are able to dance at all, she would probably love to watch you do that right next to her bed! Attached here are some current photos, but also some of her childhood N.O. photos before she moved away.
One particular need she seems to have, is bottled water and Kleenex (tissue). In her trailer by the bay, she always had many bottles of water, and endless boxes of Kleenex, but the Home seems to not have them, or is limiting them. So any that you might have extra would almost certainly make her happy that hour.
If you would like to go see her, you can call if you like and she'll tell you the name of the Home she is at. Her number is area code 850, and her number is 267 --2243. She does not get to the phone very fast so she might miss your call. Also, she does not text or email.
Thanks for reading, and maybe Audrey can benefit from the time you might have to spend with her.
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