Brad, imagine the recipes stored behind those beautiful old faces! The food memories... priceless. I'll bet they'd love to share.
My mom lives in a similar community run by Hyatt in Florida. She loves it. She does not own the "condo" she lives in, although she was able to remodel and redecorate it. (She was required to pay a sizeable chunk to live there.) She has on-site medical care if she needs it. When she had back surgery, she moved to their care center until she was able to resume living alone in her place. She pays a monthly fee, but even if she becomes indigent, she cannot be removed from her home. As she becomes frailer, she may move to assisted living or the care center. They also have an Alzheimer's unit.
Mom eats one of her three meals in any of their three meal sites, to assure socialization and fend off isolation. Last time we visited, our dinner was as good as any fine dining place- not at all 'institutional' (wine reductions, tender tournedos of beef, etc.). With this fast-growing part of the population, more of this caliber of elder communities will pop up all over America. It ain't cheap, but it really amounts to long-term care insurance.
Lucky Marriott to have you!!!!
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