As we prepare the meals, I want the young people to get a sense of what it’s like for someone who has given up driving, who is now cut off from easy visits to the supermarket. I want them to understand that it is not just a question of transportation. Even when the elderly are given a ride to the store, they have to exert a great deal of energy to purchase the ingredients for even a simple tuna casserole: they have to make a list, remember to take it with them, make the purchases, bring them into the house, and put them away before the cooking even begins. This can be a big ordeal as people get older. And what about the men, who, well into their eighties now have to start cooking and being the person in the kitchen?
Simple for me, overwhelming to someone else.