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Old 12-19-2016, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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Christmas blessings to you, your son, and your family for good things next year. Truly you have much to be thankful for. Cancer is a heavy dose of misery and I hope he will recover fully and can resume his life soon.
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Old 12-19-2016, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Mount Airy, Maryland
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I keep fluxuating between Tennessee, Arkansas, Pennsylvania & Nevada. But, I keep Tennessee & Arkansas on the top of the list
As soon as winter is over I will drive to PA, just to check it out, then down to TN & to AR on the way home & pick one of the three & just move.
I was sold on NE Tennessee. Dead set on it, then I read many stories of the poor healthcare. As we age this is a big factor. Keep it in mind
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I was sold on NE Tennessee. Dead set on it, then I read many stories of the poor healthcare. As we age this is a big factor. Keep it in mind
I keep in contact with my brother. If it became absolutely necessary, my niece would be there in a minute. This is one of my main reasons for moving there - family.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I was sold on NE Tennessee. Dead set on it, then I read many stories of the poor healthcare. As we age this is a big factor. Keep it in mind
It most certainly is and we all need, to pay attention to that fact. It can be for some the most important factor to consider. A locale can have all the palm trees, golf courses or rural countryside. None of that is going to matter, if one has medical needs that need proper and frequent care. It is getting more and more difficult to find doctors. Doctors may not be taking new patients or Medicare. There may be limited specialist, causing long waits for appts. I'm going thru this right now. I was scheduled for surgery in 3 weeks. I was notified by letter 2 weeks ago, my surgery has been cancelled. Reason the doctors in the respective Dept resigned. That the Dept will hire new doctors in mid 2017.I was not even given a referral to see a doctor in another region f Florida. So I tried Tampa and Orlando, and mostly I got what I described. Long waits for appts, or not taking new patients.. I am not impressed with medical care in this state. Especially in smaller cities . There are just to many people here, and a severe doctor shortage.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I keep in contact with my brother. If it became absolutely necessary, my niece would be there in a minute. This is one of my main reasons for moving there - family.

I moved to TX in 1993 because my son asked me several times to please move there. He said he wanted to be able to keep his eye on me and be there if I needed him.

Well, I saw him twice while I lived in TX for that one year.

It's very easy to say they will be there in a minute if you need them; it's quite another for them to live up to that.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I moved to TX in 1993 because my son asked me several times to please move there. He said he wanted to be able to keep his eye on me and be there if I needed him.

Well, I saw him twice while I lived in TX for that one year.

It's very easy to say they will be there in a minute if you need them; it's quite another for them to live up to that.
This is why I'm looking into a few places. NWA & Tennessee are the top of the list. I'm not certain what else to say. I just know I don't want to live here.

I've thought of going back to the twin cities, Minneapolis in particular but it would still be dealing with the cold & snow, with no family around. I'd rather have a more temperate climate & be closer to family.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:26 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I was in doubt but I know we have to leave this little sea shack and go somewhere else. My first choice was to get away from these New England winters and live near my sister in SE Virginia. Then I heard about the high crime, the 5-6 months of necessary spraying for mosquitoes (hate mosquitoes and hate toxic sprays too), the lack of decent restaurants and the abundance of fast food places, the lack of culture, and yes, the poor quality of health care, small airport.

Next choice was Connecticut where I have a cousin. We drove down there to look at senior apartment complexes and saw some that were cute and well thought out. Recently we went back and this time we met up with my cousin and her husband so that they could take us around. Now that we know where things are and what's available--I am officially on the waiting list. Guess we have to wait for someone to croak first so that there will be a vacancy.

If we ever get in, I'll only be 1/2 hour from the MA/CT border where I grew up--so I can go "home" (and see the one or two people I still know who live there) and we'll be about one hour from the CT coast for when I get that thirst for ocean. It's not my dream but let's face it. When you get to a certain age you have to get practical.
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Old 12-19-2016, 08:48 PM
 
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I was in doubt but I know we have to leave this little sea shack and go somewhere else. My first choice was to get away from these New England winters and live near my sister in SE Virginia. Then I heard about the high crime, the 5-6 months of necessary spraying for mosquitoes (hate mosquitoes and hate toxic sprays too), the lack of decent restaurants and the abundance of fast food places, the lack of culture, and yes, the poor quality of health care, small airport.

Next choice was Connecticut where I have a cousin. We drove down there to look at senior apartment complexes and saw some that were cute and well thought out. Recently we went back and this time we met up with my cousin and her husband so that they could take us around. Now that we know where things are and what's available--I am officially on the waiting list. Guess we have to wait for someone to croak first so that there will be a vacancy.

If we ever get in, I'll only be 1/2 hour from the MA/CT border where I grew up--so I can go "home" (and see the one or two people I still know who live there) and we'll be about one hour from the CT coast for when I get that thirst for ocean. It's not my dream but let's face it. When you get to a certain age you have to get practical.
There are many parts of CT I would say yes to.
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I was sold on NE Tennessee. Dead set on it, then I read many stories of the poor healthcare. As we age this is a big factor. Keep it in mind
So what made you choose mt airy?
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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Nygal - Cookeville is 1/2 way between Knoxville & Nashville. I will certainly check on doctor care - it is something to think about but if I like the weather, people & col, I'll move there. Same with NWA.
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