February 1, 2017 // 9:12 AM
February 2017 | Endeavor: Highlighting the Happenings at Garden Spot Village
Written by Scott Miller
Hello and Welcome to Endeavour - Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village.
February has a reputation as the most depressing month of the year! The length of winter depends upon a Groundhog. People say that even though it’s the shortest month it feels like the longest. There’s a general attitude that there isn’t anything going on anywhere.
Not so at Garden Spot Village. As always there’s a lot going on here.
Did you know that the average move-in age for retirement communities is 82 plus. I just saw an article about another community that was very excited because the average age of move in dropped from 87 to 82. There is nothing wrong with getting older but if you’re waiting until your 80 and you HAVE to move – you’re going to miss the buld of the lifestyle advantages, especially at Garden Spot Village. At Garden Spot a fair number of people move-in, in their 60s and some in their 50s. We lowered the age to 55 and over at Sycamore Springs because people asked us to. Simply the fact that people move here in their 50s when the average is over 80 should tell you something. Things are different at Garden Spot Communities.
For those who are interested in the incredible 55 and over lifestyle at Sycamore Springs we’ve introduced Discover Sycamore Springs Luncheon Seminars. You get an overview, you get to experience dining at Garden Spot Village (which is amazing, you interact with residents and you see a new house. Just Google Sycamore Springs to find the website and register.
February has just as many opportunities to get involved as any other month of the year. A couple of February Specials – There . . is . . a . . Long Stem Hand Dipped Chocolate Strawberry class on Friday February 10 at 2:30 in the afternoon. Choose from Dark, Milk or Tinted White Chocolate. Reservations are required. It’s $10 per person and you go home with ½ a dozen delightfully dipped Strawberries. It’s right here in the Refresh Coffee Bar behind me.
There’s also a Valentines Dinner on Tuesday the 14th. The cost is $25.95 per person. The menu is mouthwateringly fabulous. In a local restaurant a dinner like this would be fixed priced at $75 per person, I guarantee it. There is only ONE relaxed seating and reservations are required.
All the details for the Strawberries, Valentines dinner and everything else going on around campus can be found in the February Issue of the Garden Variety which we just posted on the website.
This has been Endeavor – Highlighting the Happenings of Garden Spot Village.
I’m Scott Miller and I hope to see you around campus and as I always say . . . Life is Good!