I was not able to attend the housing tour, but I joined LCS because I wanted to see the world from a different perspective. I feel that the majority of the public tends to forget about our elders and neglect their needs. Because I aspire to become a pharmacist, I want to be able to understand seniors on a level where I can sympathize with their hardships and use this knowledge to help when it comes to discerning what medication they need. I hope that my eyes can be opened to the various struggles that the elderly face and the factors that cause these problems. I also want to grow in my social skills with seniors and learn from their past experiences. As of now, I see the aging experience as something that depends greatly on the family of the senior. In my family, we took care of my grandparents until they decided to go back to the Philippines because they did not like it in the United States. I know that other families however just send their grandparents to nursing homes or do not take care of them because it is inconvenient for them. Some other seniors do not have family or became distant from them. I also am aware that once seniors retire, they rely mainly on money from the government, which can be tough. Some feel useless because they no longer contribute to society. I do not know many details of the aging experience however, just a few generalizations such as these.