While the elderly who live in the cities have a tough road ahead, those who live in rural areas face an even bleaker future. Guixiu Tang is 90 years old, and lives alone in a town in Jiangsu province. She deals with the same issues as the elderly in major urban areas, but on top of that, she has less of a support network.
She eats alone at home, struggling to cook meals that provide balanced nutrition. Even though she is on three different kinds of medication, she insists on having some alcohol each day. It just goes to show, you can’t concede everything in the name of health.