Latvia's Eleanor Rigbys

  • 1999-02-25
  • Katya Cengel
Having worked hard all their lives, many of Latvia's elderly citizens today find themselves alone. Katya Cengel looks at the plight of Latvia's senior residents.Greeting five visitors on her doorstep, Anna Berke overwhelms them with hugs and kisses. It doesn't matter that three of the callers are strangers.That's because the visitors were brought by Regina Everte, a Red Cross nurse who helps care for Berke. With gall stones and a weak heart, Berke, 69, is far from healthy, but it is her spirit more than her body that Everte provides comfort for.The youngest in the family, Berke was put to ...
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