Tuesday, January 08, 2008

When I'm Old...

I count myself very lucky to have parents that can still take care of themselves. My parents are already passing their mid 60s but have no problem with mobility. Although my dad had a bypass in the 90's, he still is actively out and about. My mom is a very happy-go-lucky person. No ailments such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems etc... whatsoever. She still plays golf every morning and does her line dancing. Oh, not to forget her mahjung playing too. Now she takes Cryptomonadales and often sits in the bio-electric chair. My mom always said, if we take after her, we will have no problems.

Well, I really hope that I am still that active and ailment free when I'm aged. But what if I'm not? What about you? Will you opt to have your children care of you or will you not mind a care home for the elderly?

My friends and I were talking and we said maybe we should all just house ourselves together when we're old so we can take care of each other, or hire someone to take of us. It'll be like an exclusive retirement home. I think growing old among friends is a good option no?


  1. What a great photo---so wonderful. My Mom is unfortunately in a dementia facility, so cherish your parents (if they are worth cherishing).

  2. TNP:
    Sorry to hear about your mom. That's why I have to remind myself how fortunate I am. We tend to take things for granted.

  3. Hi! Long time no hear! I'm the silly woman who wanted to buy the set of Ladybird books from you long ago! Anyway, just wanted you to know that I think that it's a brilliant idea to grow old with friends (people of the same age). Imagine an old ladies' night out in town! I still read your blog from time to time! ~Melvis Goh

  4. lovely photo....and thanks for sharing your idea with us...:)looking forward to read more from you


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