LAS VEGAS - Mary Mischner is no ordinary woman. She's had quite an amazing life. She's 99-years-old, but you'd never know it.
"I had a good life, and I guess I enjoyed it," she said.
She hasn't just lived a good life, she's lived a long one. She turns 100-years-old this summer, and in her lifetime, she's seen a lot.
She's lived through both world wars, the Great Depression, the turbulent 1960's and witnessed the first African American become President of the United States. To say she's lived a good, long life is an understatement.
Widowed several years ago, Mary lives alone but still gets around pretty well. "I'm lucky to still be walking," she said.
Despite possessing good memories in her current home, she thought it might be time to move into an assisted living facility. "I thought it would be a good idea to be in a place where other people can help you," she said.
She came to Montero Meadows and put down a $2,700 deposit on a room. When she saw her room the next day, however, she discovered a problem.
"It was not Kosher for me to get to and from the dining room," she said.
It was too far for her to walk, and she doesn't want to use a wheelchair. She asked for her money back, but was denied. Montero Meadows told her they don't do refunds – a surprise to her.
"They didn't tell me that when I gave them the check," she said.
So she asked for another room closer to the dining room, but was again denied. That's when 8 on Your Side got involved.
8 on Your Side called Montero Meadows management on her behalf. Management reversed its earlier position and had no problem giving her all her money back.
"I have all the thank yous in the world to thank Channel 8 for helping me, and I appreciate it from my head to my toes," she said.
If you're wondering what Mary plans to do now, she's decided to hire in-home care, so she can live out her golden years in the home she loves so much.