On August 5, 2015 an informative event was held at Holly Creek Retirement in Centennial. The stars of the event were four seniors all over the age of 70 who have made lifestyle decisions after retirement.
Norm and Florence, a married couple, decided to downsize while it was still easy for them and move into an apartment until they felt it was time to move to a senior community. They lead an active lifestyle in the community in charge of a church senior group and enjoying the cultural life in the Lone Tree area. Although Norm is handicapped and uses a walker he is still able to function well in their one level home.
Carol is married and moved to Holly Creek when her husband had some medical issues making it more difficult to stay in their home. They wanted to enjoy the activities while they could and have participated in many opportunities for a great life at Holly Creek.
Jack, who has lost his wife, loves the ability to feel recognized and respected. He is quite involved in the many activities at Holly Creek including a hot air balloon ride.
Senior communities are not your old style nursing homes. They have a resort feel, offer fabulous food, field trips and activities for every interest.
The event was organized by Marilyn Berry, of Holly Creek, and Carolyn Gensler, a Senior Real Estate Specialist with RE/MAX Professionals in Englewood. Carolyn stated that seniors tend to wait for a crisis before making plans for the future. A move for a senior is a lifestyle change and may require assistance from many professionals to make the move a successful one.