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For many Minnesota seniors, there's no place like home

 

December 11, 2018



It’s 5 a.m. and Helen Johnson is awake, her legs aching. She listens to the radio for a while, and at daybreak turns up the heat and walks unsteadily to the living room of the house in the Minneapolis suburbs where she has lived for 52 years.

At 88, Johnson has outlived her husband, most friends and all of her siblings. In recent months, her legs have become so weak that she relies on a walker and has stopped driving. She is anxious about losing her home and independence, and of becoming a burden to her two children.

http://www.startribune.com/for-many-aging-seniors-in-minnesota-there-s-no-place-like-home/501522632/

 

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