Pay It Forward – A Trip To The Assisted Living Center

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My wife's uncle (Uncle Jim) is 84 years old, a widower and lives alone in a home in Denver.  His health isn't great and he has no outside interest to keep him busy.

 

For about the past year, he has been talking about getting at apartment at an assisted living facility in Aurora, Colorado.

 

I have offered on more than one occasion to drive him to the center to have a grand tour by their helpful staff.  He always puts me off claiming he just doesn't feel like it.

 

Last Friday, they had a social - cocktail hour for the residents and any guest who would like to come and have a look around.  I told him we were attending this - no excuses.

 

I picked him up and took him to the center where they had music (playing very loudly), cocktails and lots of conversation.  At first, he felt very uncomfortable, but as soon as some of the residents engaged him in conversation, he felt right at home.

 

He is now thinking very seriously about moving there this Spring and putting his home on the market.  Gee, I wonder who he will use for his real estate agent????

 

It was rewarding to see him out of the house and conversing with people his own age. 

 

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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes
Metro Brokers Marina Square
Denver, Colorado
HammHomes@ymail.com
303-358-1147

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Barbara Hensley
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Hello Will, this one is great.  Many people do not want to take time for the elderly and I always appreciate the ones who do something like this.  My parents were in assisted living.  I hope your Uncle Jim gets settled some where he will enjoy.

March 04, 2011 03:55 PM
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Will Hamm
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Hi Elizabeth,  Yes, I hope when I get older, someone will look out for me also.

March 04, 2011 07:26 PM
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Will Hamm
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Hi Barbara,  I think it would be so much fun for him.  I hooked him up with one of the people there that seems to have alot in common with him, both navy guys, both lost there wives in the last three year.  Both love to watch baseball.  Hope it works out for him, that he has new friends

March 04, 2011 07:28 PM
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Joyce Godwin
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Hi Will, So nice of you to take the time with your Uncle Jim and to encourage him to atted the social hour.  You should feel really good about having done that! 

March 05, 2011 12:39 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Good post and a very good suggestion as a way to facilitated needed transitions.

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