So true.Sclass wrote:I read someplace online where an old guy said the problem with getting old is none of your friends are young.
My 3 younger sisters and I have long had a mutual support society in old age plan, but we have yet to even enact Step 1 which would be the joint purchase of property in resort area. We figure that if our eventual old age domicile first functions as extended family vacation locale, the kids, grandkids, great-grand-kids, and various younger friends, will like the idea of coming there even when it is inhabited by 1 to 4 decrepit old ladies.
One obvious problem with such a co-operative plan, whether between related or unrelated age-peers, is that relationships with significant others are bound to interfere, possibly right up until the end of life. Another problem is that it is not all that likely that it will work out that slide to decrepitude is similar between all parties, or even if it is, the individual flavors of decrepitude may compound problems rather than complement as solution set. For instance, maybe I am wandering around in a fog of dementia dropping pudding everywhere, and one of my sister has brittle bones that may break when she slips on the pudding.
That said, even at the not so very old age of 55, my social circle is already co-operating in a good deal of minor stuff starts popping up health care. I mean even if your engine, transmission, and whatever-the-third-most-crucial-expensive-thing-on-a-car-would-be are still in good shape, all sorts of little stuff starts going wrong as you age, or simply not renewing itself as quickly as when you were younger. So, you will at least need somebody to give you a ride to the dealership when your heater fan stops spinning or your exhaust pipe crumbles in a pot hole. That's why it might be my plan to get married again when I am 57.