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I’m ready but my kids aren’t

Posted on: Feb 12, 2016

PPh familyLike any other big decision in life, some times familial support can really be helpful. Many people looking at senior living communities rely on their adult children, nieces or nephews for guidance. They come along for tours and help with making sure their loved one picks the right senior living community.

Unfortunately, they can also hinder decisions as well. The move can be just as impactful on the family as the person actually moving. Remember how tough it was on your parents when you decided you were leaving for college? If you have a family member thinking about making a move to a senior living community and you know your opinion will be a driving factor in the decision, get involved. Become informed about the places they’re considering. Think about what’s best for them. It will help ease a lot of tension and the person moving will feel a lot more secure in their decision.

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What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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