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Old 01-15-2018, 06:20 PM
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Yes. While you're working, you have a natural setting imposed on you, by the geographical constraints of your workplace. But after retiring, you can choose any natural setting, without the dictates of your work.

Not because it is not equally important, but because it shares a place on the scale of importance with other factors.

It's like asking if the quality of the local schools is as importanht after your children are grown up and gone away. The importance stays the same, but occupies a different rung on your ladder of priorities.
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Old 01-15-2018, 06:22 PM
Location: Surf City, NC
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I live at a beach in North Carolina. To be honest, I spend very few days sitting out on the beach in summer. It's usually only when friends came to visit. I always seem to be busy with other things. I do, however, walk the beach twice a day with my dogs. That's where actually living on the barrier island makes a difference. A lot of people move to coastal North Carolina within easy reach of the beach, but never get out here. Those walks make my day.
In my final years of work, those walks were important as well, and helped keep me sane. They were over woods and streams in suburban Maryland. I was lucky enough to have some "wild" land that backed up to my house.

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Old 01-15-2018, 06:33 PM
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Agree on the family. There is always something or someone that needs attention.

I got up early (about 7:30) Saturday morning and went to bed early Friday night. I had to run to Walmart and the post office. I get that done, and I'm about ready to go home about 10:30....
You could order items online from Walmart.com, and do many post office tasks online at USPS.com. Just a thought. You may have reasons why this would not work for you or your relatives.

I think you live in or near Johnson City Tennessee - I see that both Food City and Kroger have grocery delivery using Instacart.com. (maybe you or relative would not want to pay the delivery fee due to your relative being low-income, but the service is useful)

(Instacart.com serves many cities and locales all throughout the U.S. and includes fresh groceries of vegetables, dairy, fruit, meat, etc - good way to also stock up on canned goods & heavy items too)

For prescriptions, most health plans have free home delivery. One never needs to go to a pharmacy nor wait in line at a pharmacy - the prescriptions arrive in the mail. Sign up is online at the health plan's website. Also some pharmacies have free home delivery of prescriptions such as Walgreens.com and Walmart.com.

I use all of the above services, and they all work great.

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