94-year-old woman pushed out of retirement home the week before Christmas

94-year-old woman pushed out of retirement home the week before Christmas

[Ed. – Merry Christmas.]

It’s a sad byproduct of longevity. Like many who have made it to her age, 94-year-old Marie Sparrow has outlived her entire family: first her husband, then her sons, and finally her grandson and niece.

Sparrow has made a few friends at her Mississauga retirement home. Just weeks before Christmas, however, she was asked to move out and warned she’d be sent to hospital if she didn’t comply.

“I could take it if I was a little younger, but I’m 94,” she said. “Instead of going somewhere else and getting to know people again, I’d like to stay here.”

Amica residence at Erin Mills issued a letter to Sparrow this week documenting a meeting between staff, Sparrow and Maria Silva, a friend who holds her legal power of attorney. Amica staff informed Sparrow that the residence “was not a suitable place for you to receive the care necessary for you to flourish.”

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