I read an article in the paper on Sunday by Larry Neumeister titled,"Superstorm Was Cruelest to Elderly" (you can read an on-line version of it here.) Superstorm Sandy claimed victims of all ages, but those over 65 were especially vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Older adults often have mobility or health issues which are affected when evacuation is necessary and power supplies are lost. The article states that many elderly residents decided to stay put even when advised to leave their homes which were in the storm's path. This leads to the question, "Should senior citizens be forced to evacuate when there is danger or should they remain autonomous in their decision making?" No one wants another human being to perish in a natural disaster when there was plenty of warning and opportunities to avoid this scenerio. But then again, I don't want someone making decisions for me just because I am a certain age that society deems incapable of weighing risks and doing what I feel is best for me. I want to retain the right to stay at home, if I choose, in such a case. What do you think?