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    She’s 91 and Is Being Kicked Out of Her Apartment

    She’s 91 and Is Being Kicked Out of Her Apartment - The New York Times

    Dozens of residents of an independent living community in Manhattan — some as old as 99 — are being forced out of the homes they thought they’d die in.

    Gabrielle Wagner, 91, moved into the Riverview Senior Independent Living facility last April after her identical twin, whom she had lived with, died in 2018. She had been lonely and the modern apartment tower in Hell’s Kitchen felt less like assisted living and more like a comfortable community for active seniors where she could live out her days.

    “I thought I’d go out feet first,” she said just before Christmas. “I thought I’d finally found a place I can stay in until I die.”[paywall]
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    On Dec. 3, the building’s management distributed a surprise letter to all the residents. Riverview was being sold, it said, “sometime in the first few months of 2020.” Everyone would have to leave. The nonprofit that owns the building said the center, which opened less than two years ago, had been losing money and it could no longer afford to run it.

    If you're not prepared for your senior years, this kind of nonsense might happen to you also.
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    Re: She’s 91 and Is Being Kicked Out of Her Apartment

    Expecting others to support you in a home you cannot afford is the only nonsense

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    Re: She’s 91 and Is Being Kicked Out of Her Apartment

    It doesnt sound like she is being kicked out...it sounds like the facility is closing.

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    Re: She’s 91 and Is Being Kicked Out of Her Apartment

    An elderly housing bubble. Isn't that nice? I was surprised when I witnessed in Sweden a disregard for intergenerational justice. Its geriatric hospitals went on rotating strikes as a result of poor facilities and support. For a socialist paradise, it sure said '**** the old people'.

    Now, I hate old people as much as the next young man, but we might need some regulations to ensure the long term survivability of such facilities. Perhaps they can have some form of insurance or additional security as a result of greater financial requirements. I think that's the best that can be done. Sweden is sure ****ing the chicken with its socialized geriatric care.

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