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


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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