She is Mrs. L and she is 85.
It all started after reading “The Diary of a Good Neighbour” by Doris Lessing. I was so touched by the story and the difficulties of being old (one of the topics of the book) that I was telling everybody about this novel I had read and how it had left a mark on me. Then it happened the municipality I live in was recruiting volunteers for a pilot plan for accompanying old people who live (or feel) alone. So I signed up immediately. After two months of being trained in psychological skills, I was assigned my case. That's how I met Mrs. L. I visit her once a week and stay with her for a couple of hours, chatting, laughing, having tea, remembering the past. I love her sense of humour and slight irony in all her stories.
I'm so looking forward to our next meeting.