SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
Beyond convenient services and easy access to every level of care, life can be great in the right retirement community.
“Think about the friends you’ll meet and the activities that are offered to you and that you always have someone to eat with.” – Anne Glasgow, resident of The Fountains at Canterbury
MEET ANNE GLASGOW, WHO FEELS SHE MOVED TO THE RIGHT PLACE AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Anne Glasgow on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Anne Glasgow loves gardening, playing bridge, cooking and cheering for the Thunder. She moved to The Fountains at Canterbury with her husband nearly five years ago, when his golf buddies began noticing he was having trouble with his memory. After exploring several options, they left Grand Lake behind and moved to The Fountains, which was near their original family home of 40 years. But it was more than familiarity that attracted them to The Fountains. It was the fact that Anne would have all the help she needed to care for her husband along with vital friendships, support and the ability to transition to a life of her own.
EXPLORE YOUR OPTIONS FIRST
Will Rogers famously said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” People who thrive in retirement communities are always the first to agree. Even if you’re loving life where you are, now is the time to start exploring your future options. Don’t wait until you are struggling with everyday chores. Great chapters lay ahead and you’ll get more out of life when you begin planning your best future today. “I’ve heard so many people that have said, ‘Well, mother didn’t want to move, dad didn’t want to move and they just shrunk up’ and tuned out, you know, they weren’t taking their medicine or eating right and afterwards they regret what happened to their parent or loved one.” – Anne Glasgow
LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE
Anne’s grateful that her husband was able to stay with her in their apartment for a few years before needing the advanced care available on site. Knowing he’s nearby, safe and cared for, she can enjoy getting out and planting flowers, cooking dinner occasionally for friends and otherwise staying actively engaged in life. “I’m very thankful for the activities they offer, mystery lunch, mystery dinners that go to places, restaurants that I would have never gone to. We have the transportation to take us other places they plan on going like to the theater productions. All the activities they offer I really like to participate in.” – Anne Glasgow
DON’T WAIT TOO LONG
Whenever Anne meets a prospective resident, she tells them, “Don’t wait until it’s too late.” She wants people to understand that moving doesn’t get any easier and attachments to possessions aren’t as important as attachments to people. “It’s just things,” Anne says. A house of furniture can’t talk to you, whereas friends really do make life fun. “I’m quite a sports enthusiast with OU and the Thunder. And so I have a lot of friends that are in the same interests that I am, so we have a lot of fun talking about it.” – Anne Glasgow
Meet Anne in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-405-381-8165 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.