CPP: In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines

From the Carolina Public Press:

In rural WNC, van systems form four-wheeled lifelines

Written by Chase Erickson

NEWLAND – Joe Zemanek might be 86 years old, but he’s certainly not helpless. When he moved to Avery County, in 1991, he and his late wife spent the first five years fixing up their old house.

And now, even after losing his wife four years ago, Zemanek still is able to take care of himself without much trouble. He says cooking food is pretty easy – he’ll just put chili into a crock-pot in the morning and let it cook on low all day. And he’s still able to drive most of the time, even though he was recently told that he had to wear glasses when he gets behind the wheel.

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