That’s why it’s never too early to examine your retirement living options. The right community can allow you to embrace today and tomorrow.
“I think it’s a decision that you, as a couple, have to make, or an individual, if you already lost the spouse. It’s a decision you have to make and the sooner you do it, the happier you’ll be.” – Peter St. Clair, resident of Pinebrook
MEET PETER AND SYDNEY ST. CLAIR, A COUPLE OF HAPPY PINEBROOK RESIDENTS FROM ANDERSON TOWNSHIP.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Peter and Sydney St. Clair on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Peter and Sydney moved around during their careers, from Los Angeles to Louisville, but they’ve spent well over 40 years in the Cincinnati area, raising four children in their 62 years of marriage. Three of their grown children live in South Bend, Indiana and one of their daughters moved into their Hamilton County family home when the couple first downsized. They had planned to live in their condo forever, but after ten years there, Sydney’s back started bothering her and shopping, cooking and cleaning became real chores. Peter didn’t want to learn how to cook so they decided to explore their options. Now they both enjoy dining well daily with nice new friends and so much more.
DON’T BE SURPRISED
Have you made a plan for all of your “what if” questions? For example, what would you do if vision problems prevented you from driving safely? How would your spouse get by if something were to happen to you? If more people examined their retirement living options as carefully as Peter and Sydney St. Clair did, whole families would be better off. “One friend of ours said, ‘I would never put you in a place like that.’ I don’t think she had any idea. I think she was thinking of the old homes that you put people in. And they came for dinner and they were quite surprised.” – Sydney St. Clair, resident of Pinebrook
When Sydney’s back went out, the only thing Peter knew how to cook was pancakes, which he affectionately calls “Wheels of Death.” Knowing they couldn’t very well live on pancakes alone, they started their search, examining five communities carefully in the process. Some were too expensive. Others weren’t nice enough. For their tastes, Pinebrook seemed just right. “So we were looking around and Pinebrook seemed to be the best place that we had seen. And we came through and looked at it. The people were very nice. It was a clean and orderly place. In fact, it almost felt like a country club atmosphere with the dining room and we just decided to move.” – Peter St. Clair
WORRY FREE LIVING
After Peter and Sydney got on the waiting list at Pinebrook, a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment came available on the third floor. They loved it, especially with new paint and carpeting, and moved in last June. “So we’ve been very happy that we made the move and while we could do it ourselves. Our children didn’t have to do it. We could pick out our furniture and decorate it the way we wanted it, bring what we wanted to bring. So I think it was a perfect time for us to make that decision.” – Sydney St. Clair
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Peter and Sydney in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-513-297-4076 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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