Xuerui Qian’s daily life is helped immensely by meal deliveries. There is a local canteen that brings her a boxed meal every day, saving her the trouble of trips to the supermarket, cooking, and cleaning. It’s a lifesaver for someone with trouble using the stairs.
When she does hit the streets, she joins up with an increasingly large flock of elderly people, like pigeons perched up against the railings. This burgeoning demographic group requires an ever larger support system; one that is currently having trouble keeping up.