We will all come to a point in life where all of our loved ones are gone and we’re left alone. By this time, loneliness will fill every room of the house and we will be longing for some attention. In the UK, there are more than 9 million old people who feel sad because they’ve got nobody to live with. There are no other people that they can talk to and they’re desperate to have a companion.
Florence is a 95-year-old partially sighted old lady who was left alone in her house. Her kids were already married and moved to a different place. She was living alone and she could feel the sorrow within every single day. So when she happens to read the newspaper, she saw an advertisement that talks about home sharing. She didn’t have any second thought but was quick to decide that she wants to share her house with a younger girl.
Alexandra, a 27-year-old girl became Florence’s housemate. Florence was so excited upon hearing Alexandra opening the front door. She thought that it is an answered prayer to have somebody that she can talk to. She always dreamed of having a companion to lessen the sorrow that she experiences every day. Although social media interaction could be possible, Florence was thinking that it would be a lot different to have somebody that she can talk to personally and share her emotions. It would also be a great help for Alexandra to save the cost of living. There’s a big gap between the age of Florence and Alexandra and the veteran is partially sighted but she didn’t think twice of sharing her house although she didn’t know the girl’s intention. Watch the video below and find out how their relationship worked out.
Housemates with the 68 year age gap – Florence and Alexandra on BBC Politics, Novus HomeShare
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42428782 Florence is 95. She’s partially sighted, an RAF veteran, and used to be a keen tennis player. She also has a 27-year-old housemate called Alexandra. When Florence’s husband died she said she “desperately needed company”. She was one of nine million adults in the UK who say they are often, or always, lonely.