Friday, September 5, 2014

Good news!!

Yesterday evening, we received a telephone call from Azalea Trace Continuing Care Retirement Community.  We have been on their waiting list for over a year.  Azalea Trace is the best CCRC we have looked at in Virginia, Alabama, or Florida.  In any case, Chris, our representative at Azalea called to tell us he had a apartment for us to look at.

Linda and I went today and toured a two bedroom, two bath apartment that has 1200 square feet of living space, a patio, and is on the first floor.  We love it!  Of course, we get to customize the unit.  Floors, paint, counter tops, even remove some walls.  And, of course, that will cost some but it will be worth it.

We are now in the process of completing the paper work.  Financials, medical, and of course, a cognitive interview to make sure we qualify for independent living.  I think I can pass that portion.   Linda certainly can.

The cost?  a lot, but the care that is guaranteed, for life, is the draw.  They have independent living, aging in place, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitative services.  All for the same price we pay for independent living.  That is the benefit of a CCRC.  And all of this is in the same compound.  Oh, and there is the indoor, heated swimming pool, hot tub, gym, Library, auditorium, movie theater, lounges, and the dining room that included one meal a day for both of us.

We are both very excited!!  If all goes well, we will be moved in before Christmas!!  I truly needed this to happen.  God knew that and made it work perfectly, in His perfect timing.  Praise the Lord!


  1. So happy you have good news today:)

  2. That is so great! You know what they say "God's timing is perfect".I am so happy for you both.