I don’t feel like I just live in my apartment, because all I do is step outside my door. There’s the bright and open garden room. The lovely library, pretty patio and such well-maintained grounds. I have a raised garden where I grow vegetables and cutting flowers. And friends in every corner – at the bistro or dining room, in the fitness room, creating something in the art studio, or jumping on the bus for a play or shopping. It’s easy to be happy here. It’s the perfect place for me.
Over the past few months, I toured numerous retirement communities within 20 miles of Pomperaug Woods with my dad, as he started to consider the idea of moving from his condo after the loss of my mom. Some were just rental communities, but more were with the financial arrangement of Pomperaug Woods, where there is a "buy-in" that you get mostly back when you leave the apartment. The monthly rent at Pomperaug Woods was very affordable, and even after we calculated the money we had to put down, it was more financially feasible in the long run to go this route than paying $5,000-$7,000/month or more at the others.
After the tours, lunches (food varied widely), meeting residents on the visits, looking at apartment floor plans, amenities, and looking closely at the financial end, we selected Pomperaug Woods. Our dad is late 80s, active, healthy, loves playing bridge, socializing, still drives, and by far he felt most "at home" at Pomperaug Woods. We were able to comfortably fit all his favorite furniture in his one-bedroom "Putnam," including his drop leaf table, living room set, entertainment center; and in the bedroom, a bed, two dressers, bedside table and his desk.
The apartment has a walk-in closet, which they double racked for him, a stackable washer/dryer and beautiful kitchen. It is a terrific apartment! The welcoming committee has already been up to meet him, the staff has been incredible and made the move seamless, the food is great, and we all agree we made the right choice. I live in Michigan, but have already planned a visit in July, because I want to hang out there and meet my dad’s new friends! Pomperaug Woods is a gem.
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