A ‘prisoner in my own home’: She’s 96 and stranded without a working elevator

According to Johnson, many seniors in the state, like Ewig and Hogan, live alone after retiring from other states, leaving behind the communities they grew up in, and raised children in, to enter communities that are empty for many months out of the year. “In Florida, it is very easy to be left with no one to look after you,” Johnson said.