Glen Arm, Maryland - December 30, 2015:
Hilda Geiwitz, 95, middle, and her son Allen Geiwitz, 71, dine with friends, including, Jane Pennington, 89, hand, and Libby Seifert, 84, left, at the Glen Meadows Retirement Community cafe Wednesday Dec. 30, 2015.
Allen Geiwitz, 71, moved into the Glen Meadows Retirement Community, a CCRC in Glen Arm, Maryland, about nine months after his ninety-one-year-old mother Hilda Geiwitz. The upkeep of his three-bedroom home became tiresome, and he wanted to be closer to his mother. Moving into the same facility made sense for him. The trend of elderly children caregivers moving to the same retirement communities as their parents is picking up steam because the lengthening lifespan means that caregivers are getting older, too.
CREDIT: Matt Roth for The New York Times
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