Welcome to Senior Living (or The Real land of Oz)

Dear Prospective Resident,

Thank you for inquiring about becoming a member of our 55 and Active senior community! Here are some FAQs that may answer your questions.

Yes, living with a community of seniors can be a Peaceful, tranquil experience. Security issues are rarely a problem in our Peaceful part of town. The community is gated and the beautiful Peaceful, landscaped property offers areas for dog walking, cooking out, gossiping and, of course, Peaceful views of the Rappahannock River. We provide shuttle service to the less Peaceful parts of the city, and shopping, restaurants, and churches are all within minutes of our Peaceful community. Our Activity guru is always hard at work planning Peaceful activities that will appeal to Peaceful residents from 55 to 95!

Now, some residents find that our Peaceful community may not extend to the following exceptions:

When your upstairs neighbor’s  television is blasting old Gunsmoke episodes at 3 a.m. Every fricking morning.

Or when the grandkids come to visit Nana and invite all their pot smoking friends over for a midnight jam because hey, all the old guys ought to be sleep.

Or when the fire alarm goes off routinely at 2 a.m.(on rainy, frigid nights) because some Dear Soul on the 3rd floor forgot and put an aluminum foil covered TV dinner in the microwave.

Or when the siren and sight of the flashing red ambulance light in front of the building becomes as familiar as the Good Humor Man.

Or when you know (cansetyourclocktoit) the exact time your depends-wearing upstairs neighbor will be making his/ her tenth trip to the potty.

Or when it’s Bingo/Bridge/Canasta nite and all the golden girls converge on the Game Room dressed in their finest color coordinated leisure wear, but unfortunately the few male residents decline to show because like their younger compatriots (in the real world) know they are outnumbered.

Or maybe when YOU realize all those old ladies walking their pooch will be you one day..more proof that Fido is the new Black! **

Or when you realize you are the only Senior playing your Alicia Keyes cd loud because you like it on blast and not because you didn’t get your hearing aid adjusted.

Or your car is the only one careening into the Peaceful community after Midnight on weekends while All your neighbors are fast asleep.

So, again Welcome to Senior Living. We hope you will join us in our Peaceful community.

After all, it’s good practice for the next stage of your journey!


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5 thoughts on “Welcome to Senior Living (or The Real land of Oz)”

  1. Thank you so much for the heads up of senior living communities. You know with all that peacefulness I think I’ll just stay in my house that may be more peaceful.


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