Virginia’s story: How the COVID-19 crisis can help us think about older adults who live in perennial abandonment

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V: Oh sweetie, don’t leave me. 

Magdalena: I have to go home now. But on Monday, I can bring you the Coca-Cola you asked me for. 

V: I’m not interested in the soda. You’re what’s interesting, someone to talk to. I don’t want to be left alone. Give me your hand; don’t go just yet. 

They had told me about …