A major change is about to take place in my life. When Rhoda and I came to Indiana in 2007, we knew we would get older each day, but we didn’t reckon that Rachel and Eldon would grow older along with us. Now eight years later, Rhoda is gone and I am 89 years old.
When I overheard Rachel and Eldon talk of being 65 years old, receiving social security and the eventual need to downsize, I decided it was time for me to get out of their way. We have adjusted well as a family, and the eight years together have been a happy time for us all. But good things come to an end.
Eldon is a hospice chaplain and makes frequent visits to the retirement center of Greencroft Goshen, so he make an initial contact on my behalf bringing me a packet of information, and the process began.
On Monday afternoon, May 18, 2015, Rachel and I met with Greencroft’s Housing director and we were shown an available apartment. A bathroom supplies a commode, shower, wash basin, and cabinet with mirror. A kitchen offers a micro wave, refrigerator, freezer, drawers shelves, and space for a table. In a living and bedroom with closet there appears to be space enough for my computer desk and computer, a bed, TV, radio and clothes. A sliding glass door opens to a concrete patio and common grass area maintained by Greencroft. If I take a few steps onto the grass I can see the sign of Oak Court where My Joy lives.
There is a parking space for my car, access to a dining hall, library, aviary, and spaces for lounging The room where our group meets to play games every Friday afternoon will be three doors from my apartment. Attendants are available as needed. What more could an old man need?
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