Friday, January 18, 2013
Linda, an Exeter resident, is enjoying the new year knowing that in 2013 she'll have the chance to really get acquainted with the neighborhood she's been living in for the past four years.
The former nurse's aide is only able to walk very short distances and has spent much of this time confined to her apartment. She had her first job at the age of 16 and for more than 35 years worked for home health care agencies, in hospitals and in nursing homes. But a severe neck injury forced her to stop working. Her injury, along with suddenly finding herself on a limited fixed income, curtailed her ability to get around independently.
"I haven't driven in nine years," Linda said. "My last car died and, living on Social Security, I couldn't afford to replace it."
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