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Betsy Bell’s “A golden-years quandary: Where will I live?” could have visited our fears about aging in place without disparaging retirement communities.

Not everyone enjoys the author’s current health and family proximity. Those who suffer from sight or congenital problems and lack family assistance would wince at the generalization of retirement communities as “a bunch of old people in a cruise-ship atmosphere where every minute is programmed.”

Hard-working staff who spend their careers working with those who need assistance in a caring matter should not be knocked as “overly enthusiastic game wardens.”


Kathleen Kuker, Lake Forest Park