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The Great Unknown

Posted on: Sep 22, 2015

By Rose Mary Clark

If I was given the opportunity to travel to any point in time, past or future, I would travel 200 years in to the future. Visiting a point in the past would certainly be interesting, but ultimately, we know what happens. The future is the great unknown. You may remember the beginning of each Star Trek episode when Captain Kirk confidently proclaims “These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Ann Fassel, PPh Resident and Guest Services Manager and Rose Mary Clark, PPh resident and voluteer.

Ann Fassel, PPh Resident and Guest Services Manager and Rose Mary Clark, PPh resident and voluteer.

I want to see how things turn out. What becomes of the earth? What is the future of the human race? Do we prosper as a world united, or do we destroy each other as individual nations fighting for control? Will there ever be world peace? I often wonder these things and to see how far we have either progressed or regressed 200 years from now would be extremely rewarding. The human race has always evolved and adapted, and the future should be no different. It is indeed the great unknown.

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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