When the time came for Linda to begin researching continuing care facilities for her parents, she also decided to look into independent living. With no children of her own, she felt she needed to make long-term arrangements for herself so down the road someone else wouldn’t have to make them for her.
“I narrowed down my options to Randolph based on established relationships I had here.” Linda shared.
“I really like the view and the light that comes into the apartment,” she said. “But the best thing about being here is the people.” With a love of gardening, Linda has joined the Garden Group and is hoping to participate in designing the activities offered for herself and new neighbors.
For those considering independent living, Linda shared that Morgan Orchards actually isn’t as expensive as many people think. “If you figure out your taxes, insurance, and monthly expenses, you might see that living here is about the same, or less, than living in your own home.”
She encourages those who are interested to “come for a visit and look it over, have dinner with us, and talk with the people living here. The best thing that’s happened since I moved here was to make new friends. And I’m looking forward to the place filling up and the diversity of what it offers with the expanded range of people and their interests.”
One of the first steps in determining if independent living is right for you is taking stock of your current expenses. To help you with that we’ve created a one-page Cost Comparison Worksheet that helps you see what you’re currently paying and compares it to the cost of living at Strode Independent Living at Morgan Orchards.