Living Solo at a Retirement Community: Fact VS Fiction

April 21, 2017

Single life during your retirement years, often gets a bad rap. Whether you are single by choice or by unforeseen circumstances, you can live richly at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, North Carolina.

People who live alone are unhappy.

Fiction: Just ask resident Barbara Murray, resident since 2014, “I moved here alone, but I’m never lonely. I have discovered another family at Abernethy Laurels. With a strong network of friends and neighbors, I never feel isolated.” Resident, Linda Lawson is singing the same praises, “Each new friend I make soon becomes like family.” Single people do not plan well for their future.

Fiction: Single residents at Abernethy Laurels are all about living a healthier and purposeful future.

By living in a licensed continuing care community, residents know should additional health services be needed, they are located within the 120-acre community. In addition, Abernethy Laurels offers wellness programs, cultural activities, and exercise plans to keep you young and thriving!

Fiction: Living alone will cause you to become isolated.

Isolation is not part of Mickey Glickman’s vocabulary. A 1-year resident of Abernethy Laurels, Mickey shared that her network of friends are energetic, outgoing and adventurous. “Since living at Abernethy Laurels, I’m full of joy and optimism again,” she chortled.

Fiction: Singles do not like to travel.  

Abernethy Laurels residents may participate in our Passport to Travel Program, a collaboration of age-restricted communities across the United States, where residents may visit for up to two weeks per stay with accommodations at no charge. It’s a great way to see the world in a safe and friendly environment whether alone or with a group of friends.

Fact: Living solo gives you private time and space.  

Residents at Abernethy Laurels have choices. You may choose to dine alone or read a book in the privacy of your patio. You may also
choose to dine with friends at the monthly Chef’s Table or gather a group for bridge or billiards. At Abernethy Laurels you can choose the life you want to live.

It is fact; there are many unexpected gifts of living solo at Abernethy Laurels – new friends, a support system, purposeful living, and a plan for your future. Call 828.464.8260 today to learn more about our not-for-profit senior living community.

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