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When we hear, “I’m not ready yet”…

Posted on: Feb 03, 2016

My team and I spend a lot of time speaking with people trying to make a decision on whether to move to a senior living community. Some of them quickly recognize the benefits of our community and make their move within 4 months. Others may take a few years. Most of the conversations we have with the latter group end in “I’m just not ready yet”. Part of it is that they don’t think they need to move to a place like this just yet. Honestly, by the time they need us, they won’t be able to enjoy the freedoms of living independently. The other part is fear.

Making rash decisions based on needs and urgency is necessary in life. Moving to a senior living community shouldn’t be one. You have to want this. Being an active member of the greater community, volunteering at the local elementary school, going on mission trips to third world countries, running a community garden, and taking yearly road trips around the country are things PPh residents want to do. And because of this, they decided to move here. The freedom of living maintenance-free allow them to do the things that matter the most to them. What matters the most to you? Fear is a normal part of this process. We’re here to hold your hand through it. Call us if you’d like to talk.



Not ready to take the leap into a new chapter in your life? Let’s talk about your concerns and explore why a move is a great idea.



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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