Cherryhill Village, an apartment community in London, Ontario, has been predominantly a seniors enclave for many years. With its close proximity to the University of Western Ontario, however, the demographic has been slowly changing. Now you see seniors and their walkers living happily along side of university students, young families, and middle-aged people like me.
In spite of the increasingly younger population, however, one is constantly reminded that the majority of residents are still geriatric. It’s not unusual to see EMS personnel on the elevator with a senior resident strapped to a gurney and a waiting ambulance outside. And when you see a police car accompany that ambulance, its fairly certain that someone probably died.
The other day I was waiting at the elevator and saw that someone stuck an obituary notice above the elevator keys. Since we have a bulletin board in our laundry room for such things and since obits don’t belong in lobbies (!!), I figured this was the work of a family member who didn’t know better. I pulled the obit off the wall and stuck it where it belongs.
A few days later I was checking my mail and turned to see an opened box of Attend Adult Diapers sitting on a bench. Why anyone would think that adult diapers belong in the lobby is beyond me, so I moved them to a shelf in the laundry room under the obits. Exhibit A:
I’m in my 60th year, but I’m not ready for obits and free diapers. I hope I never am.