RetComLife #2

The words below were originally written for my “About” page but I think it also makes a good starter for this new series.


I know the title to this new category of posts is kind of cryptic. It stands for “Retirement Community Life”. It is a journal about my life in a retirement community. I am new to this world in that, at the time of writing these words, I have been a resident for only one month. 😏. I have a lot to learn about how to get along in this brave new world. I think you will find these posts to be informative and hopefully a little amusing. Will Rogers is one of my major heroes in life, so RetComLife will be written in a tongue-in-cheek style as he taught me.

It is my intention to give you some insight from my personal perspective into what life is about in a typical up-scale retirement community. I want to make it clear up front that I am NOT talking about nursing homes that dot most city landscapes. That is a different story entirely.

I know that my being a deaf Aspie puts an unusual spin on my view of this world, but I think much of what I say might apply to all of you at some time in your life. I will try to add a dose of discovery to each post and I hope that through me, you have a glimpse into this world. Who knows, you, like me, might end up in one sooner than you think. Or maybe you currently reside in a retirement community, if so, I would love to hear your comments about it.

I originally planned on giving you a chronological narrative, but like many other things my brain just isn’t that organized right now, and maybe it never will be again. If you have any questions about RetComLife let me know. I would be happy to look into it for you. I want to tell you up front that after a month in this environment, I am very happy indeed. 😆 Even though it is vastly different from my recent experiences, I, for the most part, much enjoy this new world.