Do you ever feel you have no purpose?

I'm 70 years old and live alone. My grown children live in my area, but don't seem to need me. I have no grandchildren. Do you think that grown children have an obligation to take care of their aging parents? I'm talking about calling them or e-mailing them at least once a week to see how they... show more I'm 70 years old and live alone. My grown children live in my area, but don't seem to need me. I have no grandchildren. Do you think that grown children have an obligation to take care of their aging parents? I'm talking about calling them or e-mailing them at least once a week to see how they are?

They always come over with their spouses when invited to dinner. (once a month) But shouldn't they want to do something more for me knowing I'm alone a lot?
Update: I've tried all those things, Patsy. They don't work. No, I'm not in CA.
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