A Filipina in her 80s poignantly describes the loneliness that can confront older immigrants, even in multigenerational households:
"I get lonely because my husband died. Especially when I am left home alone...I do nothing sometimes, just staring out the window or pray...I pray the novena, and when it 's time to sleep, I pray the rosary three times...I don't like it when it's nightime and I'm alone. I get scared. Maybe there will be a burglar or ghost or something. (laughs).
Excerpt taken from Generations, Winter 2008-2009, Four Myths About Older Adults in America' Immigration Families.