Brad Breeding is president and co-founder of myLifeSite, a North Carolina company that develops web-based resources designed to help families make better-informed decisions when considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or lifecare community. This blog post he wrote about Dr. Austin’s move into a Lifeplan (CCRC) community is very eye-opening and the book Dr. Austin wrote, “Elders Rock!” is one we can’t wait to get our hands on.
An excerpt from Dr. Austin about moving to a CCRC:
Being here feels right.
Partly because we are Elders. We are not just a couple of old-adults-trying-to-be-young- adults. We are more than that. She and I, both, have long been Elders, members of that glorious third stage of life — Elderhood — to which most adults have never aspired because they didn’t know it existed. We do know, and we have declared ourselves to be Elders. It’s rather difficult to talk about — I had to write a whole book about it, Elders Rock!, before I understood the huge difference between being an Elder…and just getting older.
My motto, as part of being an Elder is: “I don’t mind whatever happens.” Arleen’s motto has long been: “Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
Ready to explore a different (and positive!) way of living? Call for a packet of information or a tour of our wonderful community–623-815-4132.