I recently stepped away from day-to-day operations at Argent Court. It was bitter sweet since I have been doing this for 19 years. I decided to focus on other things in life as my priorities have changed. The reality is I’m getting older and if this industry has taught me anything at all it is that life is short.
I recall years ago, I would take trips throughout the year with my husband who traveled internationally for business. When possible, I would tag along. I remember vividly several residents who would always say, “Do it while you can.”
Most recently I lost my dad. He was 84 years old. He and my mom both retired at 60 years old and joined an organization called Volunteer Christian Builders. They purchased a motor home and traveled the US building and refurbishing Baptist churches. After they got to the point that they could no longer travel, my parents always talked about how thankful they were they retired when they did and even more grateful for the opportunity to travel and spend time doing things they loved with like minded people. These particular memories have sustained my mom since the passing of my dad.
I have realized, life’s greatest gifts are certainly not things but relationships and memories built along the way. And…life is all about change.
Change is difficult no matter if it is good change or bad. At Argent Court we are keenly aware at how difficult change is and are ready to help whenever possible to make the transition as easy as possible for a loved one coming to assisted living. We are here to help.
If you have a loved one who you believe might be ready for assisted living, give us a call and allow us to help you.