Right now, I am still pretty mobile. I can go everywhere I want in my car. There will come a time when I will be pretty locked into this place, if I don’t have help. When That time comes I want to know that my retirement community will be there for me. From what I know right now, I am pretty convinced they will more than live up to that task.
This is the first Christmas season in a long time that I am on my own. My wife loved putting up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving, and not taking it down until mid-January. I don’t have a tree in my apartment, but there are dozens of them throughout the community. I am not without the holiday spirit. The people here just won’t let us moan our way through the holidays. For the past week or so, every day has a new way to celebrate the season. The list is shown in the picture to the right.
It started out on Tuesday the 14th with the entire staff dressed up in decorative costumes floating/dancing their way through the dining room lunch hour.😁 It was a site to see, even if I couldn’t hear the music they were dancing to. I know it is too late for this year, but if you have a chance be sure to visit your possible future retirement community home during the holiday season. That will show you an idea of the commitment that the staff has to insure you enjoy life with them.
Getting back to the topic of independence, when you lose it, it is so important that you know you are not trapped in your facility. Check out the daily trips that are scheduled throughout the week, so you can continue living your life with the support you need. You might, like me, be active now but given our age that could turn on a dime. Just don’t forget this very important aspect of retirement community living.