Venerable Mom Laquedem inhabits, not too happily, a nearby senior center which is in the process of changing owners. The new owner wants all of the residents to sign new residence contracts, printed in type small enough to be difficult or impossible for the average octogenarian or nonagenarian to read.
Many things about VM are above average, but her eyesight isn't. Hence VM's call: could I read her contract, tell her what it says, and tell her if she can safely sign it?
I found a few things in the contract that could have benefited from, or that should have been quietly exterminated by, a competent proofreader, including a gem of a sentence that, as written, allows only residents who weigh 25 pounds or less to keep a pet in their apartment.
A quiet and friendly pet can be a great comfort to an elderly person, but not at the cost of anorexia. Venerable Mom doesn't want a dog or cat for herself, but she'll watch with great interest to see if any of her neighbors start skipping their meals.