Â Iâ€™m not afraid of getting old. Iâ€™m in no way trying to rush it BUT I am looking forward to being well over 65. I think it started the first time I read the poem â€œWhen I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purpleâ€. From that moment I knew the happiest moments of my life will be after I receive my AARP card.
My desire to be old grew even more after spending a Sunday afternoon with my Grandparents in California. For the record, my Grandma and Grandpa still have it. They are hip. When I found out they were moving into a retirement community, I was a little shockedâ€¦they are totally capable of taking care of themselvesâ€¦then I took a trip to their new place. HOLY HEAVEN!
Itâ€™s a cruise ship! Not literally, but when you are inside, you get that feeling. There is a huge dining room with tables all around once you walk in. Not to mention a private dining area that you can rent out when guests come over for lunch or dinner. 3 meals a day (WITH SERVERS! AND I LOVE BEING SERVED) There is a Card Shop next to the mail boxes, a game room (with a Wii), activities planned every day and night, & even a SALON! A SALON!!!!!!!! Itâ€™s a one stop shop and itâ€™s amazing! Iâ€™ve lived in condos that have people my age and monthly ice cream socials/get to know the neighbor parties (that nobody went to) THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER! I tried to get an application while I was there but Iâ€™m not allowed to move in until Iâ€™m 55.