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Old 06-14-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Default Maybe moving to Knoxville with picky parent that needs persuading.

We're currently looking for places to move that will suit both our needs. I would like state that I want to stay close to my mom in case her health declines.

I don't really understand what she wants in a city but we recently lived in a small, stinky city that had little to offer except some outdoorsy redneck stuff (which is k, just not her cup of tea.) She is 60 and would like to participate in activities with other seniors.

I on the other hand, am looking for nerdy stuff. Comic book stores, any nearby conventions, any gaming things. Also, I am planning to go to school, so I do need to be near a college.

We don't have to move directly to Knoxville but somewhere within 10-20 driving distance (for work purposes).

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:44 PM
 
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My advice is to find a city that suits your needs and move there whether you Mother goes or not. You cannot live your life according to health issues that may or may not happen.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:07 AM
 
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This is true, and I may not even stay here, but I would still like to be close when expected, and unexpected, may happen. Just for a while.
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:58 AM
 
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You just need to visit and bring mom with you. There is nerdy stuff here and very active senior centers. Look up the John t. O'conner center for an idea of all the activities at just one of them. You might want to live right in knoxville. There are safe neighborhoods close to downtown. You can drive around when you visit.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:03 PM
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Ditto creeksitter's advice. There are senior centers in nearly every quadrant of the Knoxville area.
Knox County Senior Services - Knox County Tennessee

BTW: 60 is not that old. Is mom more of the country club set?
http://www.discoveret.org/ossoli/HOME.html

Red Hat Society material?
http://knoxredhat.com/main.html

Many churches also have group activities for seniors.
Single-Minded 40+ | Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church


Best Place To Retire on the Water - Knoxville, Tennessee
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Old 06-16-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Knoxville offers great medical care if that may become an issue. UT Med has a national reputation.

On the other hand, air quality is nothing to brag about. Does she have any breathing issues?

What are her interests?
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Old 06-19-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Age is a mindset, and 60 is younger than me!!! Knoxville has plenty of activities for any age and about anywhere you choose, the whole county can be driven in 30 minutes and medical care is great in all parts of the county. Drive and visit and she want be disappointed. All the ymca has all kinds of programs and like other posters said, many of Churches have all kinds of activities. We left one church, when they started asking us to play Bingo!!!! lol . Keep in mind, nothing wrong with that, we just like to be more active and our family game of choice is rook!
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