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Old 07-04-2018, 12:13 PM
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Is there a support group in TV for senior orphans?

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Old 07-04-2018, 03:26 PM
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Wouldn’t that apply to at least 90% of TV residents?
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Senior orphans? I have never heard this term before as most senior citizens when they become seniors no longer have living parents. Maybe you are thinking of the one in Polk County? Home - Senior Orphans of Polk County Florida which was set up for seniors who have no familial support and are indigent.
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Is there a support group in TV for senior orphans?
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Old 07-05-2018, 02:23 PM
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AARP refers to seniors living alone without family or friend support as "Elder Orphans".
I am not looking for a caregiver but rather would like to join a group of folks who might be interested in networking with each other.

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Old 07-07-2018, 08:18 AM
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I'm 68 and my parents are deceased--I consider myself a senior orphan ( still miss them)
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Old 07-07-2018, 09:06 AM
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AARP refers to seniors living alone without family or friend support as "Elder Orphans".
I am not looking for a caregiver but rather would like to join a group of folks who might be interested in networking with each other.
I do know what you are looking for and the best place to meet Senior Orphans is at Sumter Landing on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We always go down for a coffee in the morning and Starbucks is packed with "orphans" looking for someone to talk with for a short while before they head home or go out for dinner.

You could try to form a group yourself, but is there a room big enough!
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It is really sad when someone with a serious question and actual need must tolerate the foolishness and lack of caring as demonstrated in some of the responses. I doubt that most do not know the writer is referring to being an Orphan and potentially raised in a foster home or of parents that cared enough to adopt her/him as their own. I know of a few who have been "adopted" and the questions it leaves in the child as they grow. It would be a great support group for the adults who grew up never knowing their real parents. I really hope some will put away the temptation to play comedian or be cute and have the depth to understand the writers quest and help him or her.
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Thank you Madelaine Amee. It will be so nice to spend time with other orphans during the holiday season; However, I am hoping we (orphans) can meet regularly throughout the year.

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Old 07-07-2018, 02:31 PM
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PennBF...your post was very thoughtful but I am not an orphan per se. I had a wonderful family but it was very small and unfortunately due to deaths and no close family connections I consider myself a senior orphan. Am hoping to establish relationships with others who find themselves alone in TV and would like to create a network of support and friendship.
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