I’m thrilled about these new plans. Japan is taking steps to care for its elderly and ensure they aren’t alone during the last moments of their lives. What are some of their ideas?
One realtor has started to promote the idea of house sharing by single mothers and senior citizens, bringing together senior citizens who are interested in renting space in their house after their own families are gone with single mothers in search of affordable housing and also, perhaps, a live-in babysitter.
In the end, the simplest solution may just be trying to reach out, Inukai said.
Their are organizations, such as L’Arche, that have been integrating marginalized populations for years now. It’s about time we started to do this with the elderly and single/new mothers as well. I can’t think of any groups that would benefit more from each others’ company.
If you are a single/new mother in the Halifax area and would like to get involved, please contact me. I’d like to pair up with a local senior community for regular “coffee breaks.”by