99-year-old man divorces wife over affair
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A 99-year-old Italian man is divorcing his 96-year-old wife after 77 years of marriage, distraught at discovering she had an affair in the 1940s, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Court papers lodged in Rome revealed the man, identified as Antonio C, was divorcing his wife, Rosa C, after finding letters that revealed she had an affair more than 60 years ago.
The split will make Antonio the oldest divorce ever recorded, according to the Telegraph.
He discovered the letters just days before Christmas when he was going through a chest of drawers.
Rosa confessed to her indiscretions and begged for forgiveness but her husband was adamant that he wanted a divorce.
The pair have five children, 12 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The previous oldest divorce title was shared by Bertie and Jessie Wood in England, who
Medical Organizations Testing New Senior Medicare Program
A group of 32 hand selected health organizations officially begun using a new medical program this week in order to test the efficiency and effectiveness of what could become the nation’s new health care plan for seniors. The various organizations are scattered all around the country in order to get the best possible feedback and assuming things go well it is possible that this new system could be put into use in less than a year, depending on political interactions.
The idea of the new system is based on preventative and preemptive treatment, rather than emergency response which will in theory save significant amounts of money. Doctors and hospitals involved will communicate openly in order to best determine each patient’s necessary treatment and healthcare needs so that they can reduce hospital and sick time and improve the quality of life overall.
So far analysts are hopeful that this type of health care plan will in fact work out well for seniors and at the same time it will save doctors, hospitals, and the medical industry millions of dollars yearly. If all of this does in fact work out it would also significantly reduce cost for the patients as well as government medical programs which is precisely why it is being tested. No word on when we may hear about how well the program is working but for now everyone is hoping that it works out well as it could bring great news to everyone involved if it does.