March 7, 1985
I read with great interest the article by Howard Mann on Feb. 18 ("Touring a Retirement Village: A Stranger in 'Paradise' "). I've visited friends, my peers, who live in lovely mobile home parks. To me the parks are like never-never lands for adults in their second childhoods. From morning through half of the night their days are spent playing games, dancing, taking excursions or just passing away the hours, days and years, in personal gratification. There's no mention of involvement with the outside in community participation with clubs, churches, organizations, school classes or visiting nursing homes, etc. Nothing seems to be done to make this world a better place to live.