David still walks the long way home (often for an hour and a half) so he doesn’t have to go home and be on his own. Yet, there is hope. Since meeting people at the Tea & Chat, he is starting to win the battle against the issues he has faced all his life. He only came out as gay two months ago, but after meeting sympathetic and like-minded people he is now comfortable talking about his issues with others.
“I’ve been able to make real friends, not just people you see for half an hour at a time. Thanks to Action For Elders and their Balanced Lives events I’m finally starting to rebuild my life in the local community.”
*The name has been changed in this story.