Recently widowed Hannah Lowenstein leaves New York to live with her daughter in the Midwest, where she faces the problems of aging for herself and for a friend who is stuck in a woefully mismanaged and possibly corrupt nursing home.
Is her friend right to fear for her life or is she just imagining things? Is her friend's son taking advantage of his mother or is he genuinely concerned for her well-being?
These, and the problems faced by a divorced daughter with a new romance, a granddaughter in the transition from childhood to womanhood, and a grandson obsessed with video games, lead Hannah to examine her life. Determined to fight injustice and maintain her independence, she makes a decision that will affect family and friends.