This is Retirement?

I did get elected to the Residents’ Council and am assigned to chair the Communications Committee. So this is what retirement looks like at Charlestown. I am also going to physical therapy three times a week to work on a back issue. Friday – Sales Expo, host Residents’ Council Table …

Bereavement Services

I wrote about my loss of sister, mother and father a few months ago. One of the things that has been helpful for me to understand the grieving process and hear other stories has been the monthly support group sponsored by Professional Health Resources Bereavement Support Services. Fred Schneider, LCSW-C …

Settling In to Community Living

Where does the time go? Here we are heading to a six week mark on the calendar since we moved in. Life is good. The adjustment has been easy for both of us. It has surprised me how fast I got used to having a nice meal every night. We have …

Easy Grocery Shopping

So I needed a few groceries but I didn’t want to  fight for a parking place down at the Wilkens Plaza Giant. So I waited at the front of my building for the Giant shuttle that runs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 – 11:30. I bought my old …

House Under Contract

What a relief! We have a contract on our house. No more “show ready” clean up when we leave the house. No more open houses. Now the real work begins. Packing. We have some downsizing to do. Moving from 2000 square feet to 1298 square feet will require some adjustments. …

Another hot day!

Here we seat in our warm home with the air conditioner turned off. We called Bernie at Comfort Air to report that the temperature is rising steadily although the fan is running. After he had Dan go out to see  if the outside unit was turning, (it wasn’t) he had …

House Show Ready Stress

Our casual lifestyle has required some adjustment now that our house is for sale. We have to be “show ready” every day. That means items have to be returned to their “home,” the bed has to be made perfectly, the kitchen counter has to be clear, the pillows on the …