There are millions of older people who are left lonely and without any regular social contact, whether it be with family or friends. For some people, this is their greatest feat of getting old: being forgotten.
Our loved ones should never be forgotten and left all alone to wither away.
In the video above, Mary will remind you that,while many people her age are often overlooked, they are still living and breathing. They have lots of life and love to give.
The Voyager film crew did an incredible job documenting a day in the life of this lonely 98-year-old woman. When they visit her in her small apartment, you truly get a glimpse into the reality that the elderly face. You see what it’s like to live all alone, without any friends or family to keep you company.
It appears that the most difficult struggle that she faces on a daily basis is finding activities to keep her occupied, so that she doesn’t drive herself bonkers.
“You know what I do? Don’t laugh,” Mary says. “I get junk mail, I strip it. And after I strip it, I cut it up small, put it in a bag and put it for garbage. I have to do something. Otherwise, go nuts.”
You’ll definitely want to call your grandma after watching this.