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A Day In the Life of an Independent Living Resident at Winnwood

Fay Wilson has been living at Winnwood Retirement Community for just over 2 years. Following hurricane damage to her home, Fay decided to move into one of our independent living apartments, close to where her brother lives. When it came to making the decision, Fay was drawn to Winnwood’s convenient location—next to the historic Marietta Square—where she could visit shops and take walks. 


Having toured many retirement communities in the area, Fay enjoyed Winnwood’s town-like setting, plethora of activities and warm, family atmosphere. Let’s hear some more from Fay! 


1. When you wake up in the morning, where is the first place you like to go?

“I wake up in my apartment and after taking a shower, I make myself a coffee then relax watching TV. After this, I get dressed and make my way down to breakfast—where I usually grab a table with one of my friends” (another Winnwood resident). 


2. Are there any regular activities you take part in?

“I like to stay active, in fact, Winnwood’s full activity calendar was one of the main reasons I moved here. All outings on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays I attend. We recently visited Georgia Aquarium, which was fascinating. 

Social hours, seminars, movie nights and resident lead games also keep me busy and give me a chance to catch up with the girls.”


3. Where do you eat your lunch?

“I prepare my lunch myself in my apartment kitchen. When the weather is pleasant, I sometimes enjoy a picnic in the beautiful grounds.”


4. What about taking care of chores?

“I like to have a routine, which I stick to. I also take advantage of Winnwood’s services like meal preparation, apartment maintenance, landscaping, and housekeeping.”


5. Which staff do you talk to on a typical day?

“The staff at Winnwood are all super friendly, it’s really got that family atmosphere going on. Usually I’ll chat with the admin bunch, dining staff and our Activity Director, Alison Maddox.”


6. Does your family visit you at Winnwood?

“Yes, my family visits me here. I actually moved to Marietta in order to be closer to my brother.”


7. Is there anything you enjoy doing in the evening?

“I love Friday night movies, which I go to every week at 7.30pm. Sometimes I even go to the Saturday night movie too! Which is on at 7pm.”


8. Do you feel comfortable and safe in your apartment?

“I feel really safe where I am, I know staff are available 24/7 if I need them and I haven’t had anything strange happen. It’s nice to know my neighbors so well, as I have also become familiar with their visitors.”


Now is the time

We hear from seniors everyday that wish they'd moved earlier to take full advantage of all the activities our retirement community has to offer, while they're still in good health. There’s no best age to move, but whenever you—or your loved one—is ready for a more engaging, fulfilling lifestyle, it might be time!

To hear more from Fay, and some of our other residents, visit our video testimonial pagetoday. 

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