“Rotterdam A Nice Place to Live” may soon be a much nicer place to live out your senior years. A recent proposal to enhance the town’s appeal comes in the form of a beautifully designed Whispering Pines Senior Citizen’s Village.
Whether you are near retirement or are concerned about older members of your family having to be uprooted in the future (due to circumstances beyond their control), what better way to shed those worries than with a local alternative? “Where do I go from here?” That question is a constant worry for older seniors and anyone concerned for aging parents or loved ones. What a comforting feeling to know you or your loved ones can still reside in the town they know best. Familiar surroundings like your local market, diner, theater, churches, schools attended or that sporting venue you enjoy all provide that reassuring feeling of being in the place you call your home town.
On a personal level, I recently attended the funeral of a cousin. Her last few years of life were spent in a small town south of Bennington, Vt,, in a facility she was “assigned” by a government agency. Needless to say her family did not get to see her very much.
Keep in mind, that in life we don’t necessarily have the control we think we have. Why not try to make the odds a little more in our favor by keeping our options “close to home?”
A public meeting on the project will be held May 24 at 7 p.m. in the Center For Advanced Technology on the Mohonasen School campus.
John H. Evertsen