Nine To Ninety – New Day Films – Aging & Gerontology – Children, Youth, Families

Nine To Ninety – New Day Films – Aging & Gerontology – Children, Youth, Families


-I’ve been married for
62 years to the same man! [laughter] -She rang the wrong doorbell. That’s how I found her. -My real name is Wilhemina, but
everybody knows me by Phyllis. I’m 89. Always keep your mind occupied because if you
don’t use it, you lose it. -He is 90 years old. Do you want to do
dialysis or not? -Kidney failure. -You understood about
the dialysis, right? -Who’s gonna take him?
-Me. -She can’t do it!
You’ve got this little girl. -It’s gonna be OK. You know we’re gonna make
the best decisions for you. But you gotta help us
out just a little bit. -I’ve been very fortunate
to have a nice family, and I do not want to be
a burden to my children. -What she has is uncertainty. -Grandma doesn’t
wanna be with anyone. She wants to stay
here on her own. She wants to maintain her
independence, do things her way. -Is there enough money to do it? -Ugh. I don’t like talking
about this. Mom, we— -We gotta talk about it.
-OK. -Yeah, this is my wedding band. -Why would you give
away your wedding stuff? -But Honey, I won’t be
able to wear them soon. These are two grandchildren
that I could leave it to. -Is this like her
passing away ceremony? -I love her. And I’m gonna
keep on loving her. -When you get
old, it’s not easy. Where can I go so I won’t
be a burden to anybody? It’s a hard decision to make. It really is.

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