You may know Kay King as the proprietor of the Old Town consignment shop, What’s New? At 81 years old, and only eight days into her retirement in early 2021, she took a bad fall in her kitchen, breaking her hip and shoulder and fracturing her skull. Kay spent three weeks in the hospital, then went into rehabilitation, and from there into a nursing facility. When she finally got home, she was in a wheelchair for three months because she still couldn’t use her right arm and leg. She lived alone and now was homebound.
Kay was helped by two Humboldt Senior Resource Center programs: Home Delivered Meals and MSSP’s care management services. She vowed to be out of the wheelchair by Halloween, and she met that goal. “I can walk outside and pick up the paper!” she rejoiced.