Our neighborhood is quite a mix! It used to be pretty much all Greek – since it is of course part of Greek Town here in Toronto, but now that many of the residents are getting older they are moving out (or passing away) and their homes are being filled by young couples from all backgrounds … like my husband and myself I suppose since we bought our house from people who had lived in the neighborhood for over forty years!
Sadly, I’ve noticed that over the last few years a number of our older neighbors have been passing away. We just lost one a month ago and now I hear that a dear lady that lives only two houses away is starting to become extremely forgetful. I have a feeling her daughter will be trying to persuade her to move in with her or perhaps go to a nursing home sometime in the near future.
I also heard from her son that she’s been appealing a decision for social security disability in the last few months. She certainly shouldn’t have to fight for coverage, but it seems that’s the way it is these days.
It’s funny how neighborhoods change over time isn’t it? We’ve only been in our house for about 9.5 years and it’s changed a lot in the last few years.
Have you been in your neighborhood for a long time? Have you noticed that some of the people that have lived there for 30 or 40 years are selling their homes making way for a younger group of neighbors?