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Old 05-05-2015, 11:53 AM
 
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I think it often depends on the event and allowances made for who they make provision for. I'd never have steep walkways a lot of stairs and expect to attract many older people. Just as the house we bought required difference than one we first bought. One would think 50+ communities would have to consider same if they want to attract less mobile. I know that senior housing here is built to just that now days. Of course one can buy at 50 and things change. My guess is Villages want only to attract those that can walk and the person buying needs to be aware when buying of possible changes in their ability. I know we had definite requirements when buy our current residences three years ago.
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I am leaning toward a 55+ near extended family. Unless things change, my kids are not likely to settle and start having kids anytime soon if at all. They will come and visit. I am not upset and not knocking their choices, but I have nieces and nephews in FL (which is where I plan to retire) who would welcome an old uncle nearby while I am still healthy enough to visit, spoil kids, sit for them sometimes and get together on holidays and whatnot. I think that will help me stay healthy longer also. But I do expect that much of the time I will spend with others my age. I want to live in a community with a few activities and plenty of other old farts to fish with.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:15 PM
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Location: Spurs country. "Go, Spurs, Go!"
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Thank you Escort Rider. He was a very unhealthy person both physically and mentally. In the end he took his life and though I mourned, I also felt his pain was over.
I didn't expect to read this! What a jolt I got. So sorry for your loss.
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