Friday, August 17, 2007

My Future Senior Residence: The Clare, Growing Tall


The Clare at Water Tower is getting to be a big building. So far, it's about twenty stories tall, of an eventual fifty-three. Since it's among many other tall buildings, it's becoming impossible to photograph from ground level: too high, with too many shadows from surrounding buildings.

Photographic difficulties aside, it's wonderful to watch the builders' rapid progress on a tall structure. It's an almost magical process: swarms of workers and trucks in the midst of traffic and a bustling city, everyone seeming to know what to do. I'll probably need to take photos of just the lower floors next time, but I'll do my best!

I realize that moving into a downtown lifetime care facility, an expensive one at that, may be a controversial choice, but I think I've made the right decision. I'll be moving only a short distance and remaining in an area I love.

I suspect that the real reason for my joy is the fact that we all need something new and beautiful to look forward to!

Copyright 2007 by Marlys Marshall Styne

5 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Sounds and looks good to me!

Neil said...

Why should this be controversial? It would be great if everyone was lucky enough to live in such a fabulous location. And with people staying healthier longer, I think building a senior living in a convenient city location like this is the way of the future. Down with seniors always moving to Florida!

seniorwriter said...

You're right: it shouldn't be controversial, but I know too many people who think retirement means Florida or Arizona. I much prefer city living. In fact, Kyle Ezell has written a book entitled "Retire Downtown." I heard him speak and reviewed his book on Amazon. I was sold on the Clare by then, but I think the whole idea is becoming more popular.

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