My first day in the retirement community (neighborhood)
I write this post completely wiped out after my first full day in the retirement community.
Since this is the first time I have lived in a retirement community, I think it might be better to compare it to something I have experience with . . . a neighborhood. I have been living in neighborhoods my entire life, and one thing I will tell you if this “retirement community” is a neighborhood – I like it.
What makes a good neighborhood? I don’t necessarily think it has much to do with the traditional barometers like property values, crime rates or the SAT scores of the local high school. I think it boils down to having good neighbors!
I have met plenty of good neighbors here today. Neighbors that really look out for each other. Neighbors that made me laugh. Neighbors that invited me to come by for a “visit” after a brief conversation. In my opinion, a person’s age and ability has very little to do with them being a good neighbor.
Well I have a million more thoughts, but I am bleary eyed and I need sleep! I have to be at the mens club breakfast tomarrow at 8 a.m.!
Here’s an end of day video.