CTV News.ca–Conventional wisdom would hold that a move into a retirement home means that a pensioner’s days of adventure are over. But a new social network in Slovenia wants to change that and make globetrotting easier for older folk with wanderlust who want — or need — the services of a specialized residence for seniors. “Once the opportunity arose, I quickly decided I wanted to go to Spain,” said Jozica Kucera, a 77-year-old widow from Slovenia. In late July, she swapped her room in a retirement home in the northern city of Topolsica to spend a week at a similar facility in Mataro, a Mediterranean beach town near Barcelona.
She speaks no Spanish, though has German and some English “but we’ll find a way,” Kucera told AFP before leaving. “I’m not afraid at all. I wonder how elderly people live there.” Travelling in the opposite direction was Miquel Ribas, an 82-year-old Spaniard who stayed in Kucera’s room while she occupied his.
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