What’s a Senior Living Community Really Like? Ask the Residents!

April 26, 2021

What’s a Senior Living Community Really Like? Ask the Residents!

When you’re planning a move to a senior living community, there are countless factors to consider, research, and compare: location, ambience, types of residences, services and amenities, programs, healthcare options, pricing – just for starters. Gathering all that information is critical to making an informed decision. But don’t stop there.

Probably the most important question you can ask about a community is: What’s it really like to live there? And you won’t get that answer from a website or brochure.

At The Mayflower, we’re committed to building a vibrant, invigorating environment that adds years to your life … and life to your years. But don’t take our word for it. The real authorities on the subject are our residents – and they’ll happily tell you what they love about our community:

  • Simplicity. When Dr. Catherine Trenkle retired from her career in pediatric medicine in 2016, she was looking for a lifestyle with fewer worries and a focus on wellness. “I knew I needed to simplify my life — I needed to plan ahead,” she says. “That made my decision easy.”
    Now living in her Mayflower villa with her Yorkie, Cathy can often be found biking, swimming, or heading to the Fitness Center for a quick workout. After all, she says: “There’s no excuse not to stay fit! Everything I need is just a three-minute walk from my front door.”
  • Engagement. Lawrie Hall, a former executive at Tupperware, says choosing The Mayflower was a “no-brainer.” Not only did it have a stellar reputation, but it also offered an enriching lifestyle packed with stimulating programs and activities.

Whether she’s helping to coordinate the community’s Writers’ Workshop, attending social events, or enjoying seminars and live entertainment, Lawrie says there’s never a dull moment: “I can have it all at The Mayflower — and the best is just getting better.”

  • Community. Tired of living alone, Henry Morrell knew it was time for a change. He moved to The Mayflower seeking the security of healthcare but found much more. As part of a welcoming community of dynamic, like-minded people, his social lifestyle is busier than ever before. “My world is expanding,” he says. “I’m trying new things.”

From the staff to the neighbors, Henry says there’s something special about The Mayflower: “We’re like one big family here!”

Learn what a Life Plan Community is really like … from the people who know best. At our upcoming Ask the Experts panel discussion, you’ll hear from Cathy, Lawrie, and Henry in person about how they planned ahead and did their research to find the best possible fit (and found it at The Mayflower!)

Join us for a presentation and Q&A session with the three panelists over continental breakfast at the scenic Interlachen Country Club on Wednesday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. Seating is limited — so be sure to R.S.V.P. for you and a guest by April 29 by calling 407.672.1620 or emailing taylor@themayflower.com.