Children of Seniors Find Relief

"Those wonderful daughters!" exclaimed Lisa Visconti, customer relations manager at The Grenadier Retirement Residence in Toronto.

It's an open secret that daughters more than anyone are the ones responsible for their parents choosing to move into retirement residences. Ask any resident, and the answer is nearly always the same.

"My daughter said, "Don't live alone," said 94-year-old Bert Mendelson, who lives at Hazelton Place in Yorkville.

"My daughter picked it," said Doreen Dohoo, 90, of the choice of The Grenadier. "Because she knew I would like shopping up and down Bloor Street (on which the residence is located)."

"My daughters felt I needed more looking after," said Prof. Alwyn Berland, 86, whose wife is in a long-term care home in Hamilton. "They spent a year trying to move me to Toronto." When they showed him The Grenadier, "I liked it, too. My two daughters are quite wonderful. The only thing missing is having my wife closer."

"My daughter, Nina, picked this place," said Percy Budman, 88, another Hazelton resident. "She's pretty thorough-she's a smart chick, a really good girl."

Lisa Visconti is in awe of those selfless daughters (and sons). "It's so nice meeting children who believe money is for the parents, for them to have a comfortable lifestyle," she said.




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