As he watched his birthdays pile up in a heap, Brad began to realize that his worst mistake in life occurred two decades earlier when he built his wife’s dream house. Now his wife was so in love with the house that Brad couldn’t get Brenda to budge.
Every time he spoke of moving to a maintenance-free retirement community because he hated to spend every weekend of his life doing yard work, Brenda suggested that he hire someone to do the yard work. But everybody knows that a mowing service rarely does the job that you would do. And yard work was just the tip of the home maintenance chore list.
So Brad asked Brenda one day to provide him with a list of ‘must haves.’ Then he asked his wife to promise that she would consider the move if he could find a place with all of those amenities. Brenda laughed and sighed and reminded her husband that the task was an impossible one – that that was the reason they built this home in the first place. They would agree to disagree and remain forever in the dream house.
But then Brad discovered Galloway Ridge at Fearrington. He patiently requested that his wife join him for a leisurely stroll around the beautifully landscaped retirement community. While they walked, Brad began to list the many positives about the community:
• 24-hour security
• Choices of 1,500 to 3,000 square foot villas with five floor plans
• Beautifully designed apartments with granite, stainless steel and balconies
• Weekly in-home linen and laundry service
• Weekly in-home housekeeping
• Cultural and educational programs
• A 49-seat cinema and a two-story auditorium
• A 20,000 square foot wellness center
• A walking and bike trail
• On-site banking
• Library and media resource center
• On-site medical clinic staffed by Duke physicians
• Resident gardens
• An art studio
• Three restaurants, with meals prepared by a professional chef
• Meal delivery
On top of all the benefits they could take advantage of right away, Brad talked about the huge asset of Life Care. Their worries about the future would be as assured as the maintenance-free lifestyle they could have today. Before Brad could finish reciting the long list of amenities and unbelievable lifestyle opportunities, his wife placed her fingers on his mouth to stop the constant flow of Galloway Ridge good stuff.
“I’m convinced that we need to spend our retirement years here,” Brenda said happily.
“But which parts are you happiest about?” her husband asked.
“You had me at meal delivery,” Brenda said. “Tomorrow, I’ll call the Realtor.”