Mr. Cohen, a senior citizen, is a widower who suffers from limited mobility and enjoys listening to classical music. He told his daughter-in-law that he could no longer remain in his home as the neighbors were mistreating him and impeding his enjoyment of life. The neighbors, in response, claimed that Mr. Cohen was a man who constantly complained. They denied his allegations.
The mediation meeting was held with Mr. Cohen, his daughter-in-law and the neighbors. After two hours of discussion, the parties decided that they wanted to begin their relationship anew. They debated which actions could be agreed on and taken by each side to allow them to move forward peacefully. They came to an agreement.
The neighbors signed the contract, agreeing to a new and better way of communicating with one another. Mr. Cohen concluded by saying: “Thank you for giving me back my life, allowing me to enjoy my coming years”.