What is it like to live in a retirement community? I am not sure that I can entirely answer that yet. I haven’t been here long enough. First impressions: there are good things. The food is good…there are three restaurants and many choices, someone cleans my apartment once a week, there are people to talk to when covid doesn’t interfere. My apartment is small but nice. Divesting myself of many things has been freeing.
Other thoughts: It is an adjustment as you see everyone else with grey hair (although this has become quite popular) and understand that living in a place where all of us are aging means that people will die.
Everything we do in life requires change. This is just another in many that make up my journey in life. There are still adventures to have, people to love and new things to experience and I am begging to look forward to that. There has been a real change in my perspective in the last few weeks.
Life goes forward. The question is are we willing to go with it or just rest in the past? I choose to move ahead.
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proud of you for choosing to move ahead…
Some days I can do it better than others.
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I think it is good to move forward but I have been enjoying having time to cherish memories.
I hope you continue to enjoy your retirement community. I spent a few days at my sister’s senior condo and I would lose it in that place. While we were there the women were at war over the color of their new food waste containers and the men were all lurking in the hallways, hiding from the women. My sister would go rearrange the flower pots every once in a while just to get everyone in a tizzy. 😂. They eventually sold their condo and moved in with my niece. Not sure what my sister does for entertainment there.
Thank God where I am is certainly not like that. People are kind and caring and not nit picking.
Glad to hear, Suzanne. I think most of the ones at Denise’s place were just bored or something. They were a block from a beautiful beach but they did not have much for amenities in their building.
It is really sad.
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