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Embracing the Thrills of Community Living: Judy’s Story

Female resident smiling, outdoors in community

Judy Gries found more than a home; she discovered a dynamic community that has transformed the second half of life into a thrilling adventure. From forging new friendships to exploring unexpected interests, Judy’s experience at Sequoia Living has been an exciting opportunity to Never Stop Growing.

Judy’s journey began with joining a committee and orchestrating celebratory dinners to bring residents together. The sense of responsibility and connection led her to join the resident association. She loves participating in decorating parties to uplift the mood of the entire community.

As a widow, her new community opened doors to a range of opportunities for her mind, body, and spirit. “I attend a group called ‘Awakening Wisdom’, which has been an absolutely delightful time,” said Judy. “It has shown me how to be more introspective and quiet down, pay attention to what’s happening inside your body, and grow spiritually.”

Forming valuable friendships in the community has profoundly enriched her life, demonstrating that life can be invigorating and stimulating in our senior years.

Before moving to an active community for older adults, “I did not like having to drive to the opera, the ballet, or the symphony,” said Judy. She doesn’t have to worry about driving any longer. “We have a shuttle that will do that. It’s wonderful because even in the rain, you have door-to-door service. It’s perfect!”

What is one thing you wish you knew before moving to a Life Plan Community?

Reflecting on her experience, Judy shares what she learned. 

Moving from a large home, Judy discovered, “Less is better. It would have helped if I had known and tried to pare down. I think this happens to many people. Don’t crowd too much.”

Judy’s story offers insight into community living. It sheds light on the lively and engaging lifestyle available at Sequoia Living, where every day brings new opportunities for growth, connection, and joy. 

Judy sums it up in three words: Invigorating, exhilarating, and stimulating. The second half of her life is enriched with invigorating experiences, exhilarating activities, and stimulating personal growth.

Schedule your visit to a Sequoia Living Life Plan Community today and imagine yourself with plentiful activities for your mind, body, and spirit. Sequoia Living is the place where you will Never Stop Growing.

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