It is hard to believe but another new year has begun. Welcome 2014! Some will welcome the new year with promises or resolutions to be kept. Some will start this new year with the addition of new family members. Some will consider this year the year to repent of sins of the past and start anew. No matter how we “ring in the New Year,” for all of us it is a new beginning.
The new year will bring us new challenges and new rewards. It will bring happiness and sometimes sadness. It will welcome home some soldiers and perhaps send some away from home. It will be the year that many make the decision to move their families to new locations. For some, it is the year to retire and enjoy the beginning of the “golden years.”
Retirement does not have to be the old traditional way. Retirees today are still desiring to work part time and call their own hours. They may want to alternate work with leisure time. Retirees today want to remain active and continue with the bicycle tours, the tennis court challenges and keeping physically fit. They desire to keep their minds active with continued education opportunities like OLLI offers in Ashland or by listening to presentations by local authors.
For some, retirement is more a transition to a new place where there are like- minded people who enjoy life and wish to live where life is made more simple. Yard work can become overwhelming and take too much time. Maintaining a home is time consuming even though it is often rewarding. Retirement for some is a lifestyle …fun, invigorating yet simple.
Mountain Meadows 55+ Community has a unique lifestyle all its own. If gardening is a passion, there is a raised-bed garden area. If fitness is important, the Sci-Fit equipment in the wellness center will fit almost every need. There is an indoor pool as well. Many residents of this community are enrolled in continuing education at the Southern Oregon University OLLI program. Some residents have even taught some of the courses. Perhaps reading is a passion. There is an incredible library which includes the warmth and ambience of a fireplace. Enjoy activities and keeping busy? There are Friday Forums taught by residents or Music at the Meadows which showcases local artists or the Hilltop Art Galley exhibits or maybe movie night in the clubhouse; and the list goes on!
It is a new year and all of us at Mountain Meadows 55+ Community wish you the very best for 2014. We hope your new year will be an all new beginning…