Originally Posted by W2R
I just cannot even imagine trying to take care of a single family home at age 87.
I know people do it, but gosh. I do plan to age in place, but haven't thoroughly thought through how I can do this in my late 80's and older. Maybe a superb handyman and landscaping service would make it more feasible.
That is a big part of why we're planning on moving to a SF house in a CCRC. They do all the maintenance inside and out except for optional stuff like painting a room a different color. They'll do it but at an additional hourly rate. Seems reasonable to me.
My mother was in a CCRC, but in an apartment, and it worked out very well for her. She especially loved the part about not having to deal with home maintenance issues.
Oh, and to get back on topic you can set out a bird feeder if you want.