I’m losing my eyesight. So Mary is really a pair of eyes for me but even more, she’s my friend.

We may experience difficulties as we age, that open up other opportunities for companionship and caring.

We go places and have fun together. I can't even imagine life without M. She takes me places, brings me gifts, helps me shop, cook and get the house cleaned. And since we were both nurses, we have lots in common.

Not just our old jobs, but really how we see the world. She tells me that she gets a lot from me, too. And I believe it. Over the years, we've become really close friends.

— Mrs B