I sat in the kitchen on a December afternoon with my parents, Anne and David, and interviewed about their lives as seniors.
Question 1: Do you feel, as seniors, that you get enough respect?
Both Anne and David answered yes.
Question 2: How happy are you with our health services?
Anne: Happy, except for the long wait times to see specialists.
Question 3: How does having a dog improve your quality of life?
David: It improves my life because our dog has a calming effect on us, improves our level of physical exercise, and most of all, gives us unconditional love.
Question 4: What do you particularly enjoy about your retirement?
Anne: Not having to get up early, and much less stress.
David: I like having more time to pursue my various interests, such as literary, writing…
Anne: (adds) … and cooking and travel.
Thanks Mum and Dad, for your time and thoughtful answers!
Stay tuned for more interviews…