At 75, Taking Care of Mom, 99: ‘We Did Not Think She Would Live This Long’

June 27, 2019 The New York Times

Not many years ago, Lynda Faye planned to spend her retirement gardening in Amherst, Mass., and visiting her eight grandchildren. Not on the list of golden-years pursuits: caring for a frail elderly parent.

Ms. Faye is 75, and her mother, Yetta Meisel, a widow, is 99. The former art teacher fills her days hel

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