NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YOUR HOUSE
When it gets to be too much it’s time to consider better alternatives.
“I really enjoyed having my house but I knew it was time for me to make a move and when I got here, I found out that residents and the staff were great and so I really think I made the right decision.” – Marie Nash, resident of The Fountains
MEET MARIE NASH, WHO FOLLOWED HER CHILDREN’S ADVICE TO SELL HER HOUSE AND ENJOY LIFE MORE.
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 Marie Nash on Tuesday, November 11th, 2015. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
A native of Mt. Kisco, NY, Marie met her future husband on a blind date at a bowling alley. Their fruitful marriage lasted 58 years, all of them in the same house in Hawthorne, NY, where they raised five children. When the kids were old enough, Marie enjoyed working part time and volunteering for
school bazaars, fashion shows, church events and politics. After her husband passed away, Marie’s kids convinced her to sell the house and move to The Fountains where, unencumbered by homeownership, she now enjoys all of the activities she possibly can, including exercise class three days a week, book club, garden club, concerts, lectures, and resident council meetings.
PLAN YOUR FUTURE
Owning a home when you’re raising a family can be a source of comfort, pride and joy. However houses age as people do and sooner or later, all of the maintenance that an aging home demands plus chores like stocking the fridge, preparing meals, taking out the recyclables and paying bills can add up to a retirement lifestyle that’s downright exhausting. Why do it when you don’t have to? Moving to the right retirement community at the right time can be a welcome relief for you and your family. More importantly, it can signal the beginning of a truly enjoyable chapter in your life. “I made the decision almost immediately that this was what it was going to be for me so that within two months I was up here. And I’ve enjoyed it immensely ever since.” – Marie Nash
LISTEN TO YOUR KIDS
Parents worry about young kids constantly. When they grow up, the tables turn. “My husband died in 2008 so I was alone in the house. And my children started getting worried about me being alone there. I wasn’t worried but they were. But in 2011 we had two very, very bad storms and my house was flooded both times. The basement was completely flooded and so I tried to see how it could be fixed and stuff like that. They said it would cost me too much to have all the damage repaired and done. So then I decided, my kids said, ‘Mom, you really have to get out of there.’” – Marie Nash
ONE SWIFT MOVE, EVERYBODY’S HAPPY
Marie quickly saw things from her kids’ perspective. After researching several options, they found the place that was right for her, just 20 minutes from her daughter in East Fishkill. They love that Mom adores her second floor apartment with a full kitchen with views of meadows and trees. She has fun with friends, can cook to her heart’s delight and never has to shovel or rake again. “I finally realized that it wasn’t fair to them to have them worrying about me all the time.” – Marie Nash
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Marie over a drink in the dining room or cappuccino in the Millbrook Market & Café. Just call 1-845-605-4457 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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