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Old 01-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #21
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They said they couldn't stand to eat there because there were so many crazy people eating around them and they couldn't figure out who was telling the truth or who was just talking out of their minds.
Much like the cafeteria at w*rk...

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Old 01-23-2015, 02:47 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by W2R View Post
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.

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Old 01-23-2015, 05:35 PM   #23
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Why can't people take a tray back to their Room? Too much trouble for housekeeping? If I had to eat in a cafeteria all the time, I would die of depression.


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Side track: I think the worst thing about MIL's otherwise very pleasant nursing home was the group dining. Pre-nursing home, she had happily eaten most of her meals alone, to her tastes, reading a newspaper or watching the news or game shows on TV, for years since FIL passed away. Being herded into a dining room three times a day, seated with three random people no matter how nice they were, and served from a cafeteria tray was very hard

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