My name is Hugo and I am 98 years old. I am a retired bank clerk, was married for more or less 67 years and have a very loving son.
I live in A Mão Branca for about 6 years.
I came to the institution because I lost my wife and was living alone. I felt lonely and a little isolated from the world, even with the frequent visits of my son. Therefore, my son and I decided that I should try to live in A Mão Branca for some time to see if I could get used to it.
I was observed in my first days and didn’t feel depressed. I only missed what I’ve left behind.
Along the days, I began to adjust myself and then understood that nothing that I’ve left behind fulfilled my needs. I started to feel confident as helpful, kind and loving employees surrounded me.
I found here one way to get back to life with good friends to expand my ideas and remember the good youth times.
I maintained the habit of listening to good music, reading poetry and telling my life experiences to young people.
I feel protected, loved and calm, because I know that my son has no concerns, as I am in an excellent place.