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Westminster Village Retirement Community Made Perfect Sense for Worry-Free Retirement
Last year, George spent the entire summer replacing windows in their home. In the early fall, some water lines were damaged. So George spent most of October with a shovel in his hands, digging up the front yard to find the leaks. By winter, when his wife Donna fell on the icy front porch and broke her leg, the couple knew that changes had to be made.
Their home required too much maintenance. It was more space than they needed. And their children rarely visited anyway, much preferring that George and Donna make the trip to their homes since the grandkids were still young.
George and Donna created a list of what retirement should be. Words such as ‘fun,’ ‘maintenance-free’ and ‘adventurous,’ were at the top of that list. They considered moving into a condo, but weren’t completely sold on that idea since other condo residents ranged in age from young parents to parents with rowdy teenagers. Then, George and Donna visited Westminster Village, a premier retirement community in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Neighbors at Westminster Village were George and Donna’s ages. Some were retired. Others were still working, either full-time or part-time. But everyone’s goals were the same, filling their lives with fun, maintenance-free adventure.
Westminster Village lifestyle was just what they were looking for.
Since Donna wanted to spend time with flowers, she could do campus gardening. George found the wood working shop to be exactly what he hoped for.
They were both sold on the spacious living options, either independent or assisted living, with plenty of square feet to move around in. Exercising every day became an immediate commitment. George rides his bike and walks. Donna attends Tai Chi classes. And they eat out frequently with an assortment of new friends. With five different dining venues on campus and all food prepared by a chef, Donna has forgotten where her own kitchen is located.
And that shovel George so frequently used before the move to a new lifestyle? Well George gave the shovel to their son. He no longer needs a tool like that.
-Elaine of the Westminster Village Blog Team