My Sage And The United States

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not have to remember to meet at a certain place or time. We were able to meet one time during the process, and spent several hours by going to Walmart and of course ended up going to her sister’s home. Nevertheless, I always looked forward to speaking to my sage because she had great insight about many issues that are associated with getting older. My sage deals with an array of medical problems and takes full advantage of all the services that are provided by Medicaid. Even though I grew up in America, I was born and raised in Kenya for 11 years. These conversations have allowed me to compare how each country works with older populations, and the services that are provided to each. I concluded that the United States offer many government aids for their older adults, and Kenyans depend on family supports.
Our weekly conversations lasted for about 30 minutes, and were usually on Mondays. It was difficult to get a hold of my sage at times because she was hospitalized twice, and she did not have access to her phone. I was alarmed the last time she disappeared because she had previously been in the hospital, and it was also the longest she had gone without returning my calls. My sage expressed to both me, and several members of her family that she enjoyed speaking to me about different aspects and areas of her life. She reported that it seemed as though many people have never interested about in depth topics concerning her life, and through our weekly exchanges she knew that…

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