“How to Live in Assisted Living,” avoiding despair and finding meaning (NYT, 3-20-13)

Certainly this post will be of interest to those who have a loved one in a care facility.  This post also has relevance for us all as we
strive to have meaningful lives and avoid despair.

This article is an interview with Martin Bayne who was diagnosed 18 years ago with Parkinson’s.  Ten years ago he moved into an assisted living facility in NY, and three years ago he relocated to a different facility in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Bayne sees assisted living “as a place to feel alive.”  In the interview, he talks about having a meaningful life.

Mr. Bayne occasionally blogs about assisted living at
thevoiceofagingboomers.com. One very beautiful post Martin wrote is here:  (again, this is relevant to us all)


Here’s a link to the New York Times interview with Martin Bayne:


The New Old Age: Caring and Coping
How to Live in Assisted Living
New York Times
By Judith Graham
March 20, 2013, 6:00 am