Holiday Retirement Residents Love Their Neighbors
Neighbors are more than the people who live next door or down the hall. They are the strangers who become friends, the pals who are sure to pick up the phone, whether we’re calling to play cards or ask a favor. They are the folks who turn our hallways into true communities.
At Holiday Retirement, our residents know they can count on their neighbors day after day. Many of them say these relationships are one of the reasons they’re thriving at Holiday Retirement – and, in fact, there may be scientific truth to the statement. Studies have found that having a wide social group correlates with having a stronger immune system and longer life!
When residents talk about their communities, they often point to how friendly and helpful their neighbors are and the good times they have together.
Charlie Eyer, who lives at Holiday Retirement’s Hartland Hills in Lexington, Kentucky, said he likes his neighbors because they’re fun to be with. When he moved in two years ago, Charlie introduced his neighbors to the board games Rummikub and Upwords. Now, he and his neighbors play both weekly!
For Inge Weller and Dennis Hughs of the Desert Rose Holiday Retirement community, being neighbors blossomed into a deep and caring friendship. The Yuma, Arizona, residents have nearly every meal together and, when Dennis had an operation, Inge visited him in the hospital daily. They are truly the best of friends who bring tons of joy to each other and the rest of the Desert Rose family!
Holiday Retirement has also brought old friends back together as new neighbors. June Reed and Millie Beach first met in the 1970s. They were often at the same women’s retreats and shared an interest in knitting machines. They lost contact after retiring. But one day, June got MIllie’s number from a mutual friend, and they reconnected. Now, the two are neighbors at Holiday Retirement’s Edgewood Downs in Beaverton, Oregon, and can catch up on the time together they missed!
It’s easy to find neighbors like June, Millie, Inge, Dennis and Charlie across all 263 Holiday Retirement communities, because a connected community is central to life there. Without the goodwill and cheer of our neighbors, retirement just wouldn’t be as enjoyable. And with all our events, shared meals, clubs and groups, anyone who moves into a Holiday Retirement community is bound to find that some neighbors will become their new BFFs!
Are you looking for an independent senior living community where your neighbors are like family? Get in touch today to learn more about why current residents love living here!