Sandy prompts some elderly to seek assisted living
MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. – For the first time in her life, Marion Johnston says she feels old.
The petite 80-year-old retired school secretary who uses a walker is still adjusting as one of the newest residents at the Bristal Assisted Living retirement community. She moved in November after the howling winds and rising flood waters of Superstorm Sandy destroyed her Long Island waterfront condominium.
Johnston had often thought about moving, but Sandy revealed an uncomfortable truth: "I just can't be on my own."
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