20450 Huebner Rd.
WHAT THE NEIGHBORS ARE SAYING
The friendships I have made here are priceless. I came from a home on 3 acres and while I had neighbors, I never felt like I did. I didn't know what I was missing by having people close by. We look out for each other.
I love to volunteer and there are many opportunities for me here. I have visited friends at other retirement communities and I noticed there is not as much life or activity, compared to Independence Hill!
The maintenance-free lifestyle is a load off of the old mind. No cleaning, no worries about making meals, not having to constantly fix things or hire people to do it gives you a life free of worry and hardships. I never dreamed that at this stage in my life it would be this worry free.
I believe that people who come here are looking for something. They might have lost a spouse and need some companionship. This is the place to be to find great friendships and sometimes even a new love. I have made very good friends here that I just could never replace.
This is a very friendly place. It is so easy to make friends here. We have always felt welcome and that is why we moved here.
Coming to a place like this is very good for a new widow or widower. There are so many opportunities to get out and do things. There are so many incentives to have a relationship outside your apartment. Dinner each night is like being with an extended family and that connection happens very quickly.
My love is the choir group we have formed. It is so rewarding to see people singing who have not sung in many years. They thought they couldn't anymore but they can, and they ARE!
For years I lived in my house by myself, having to take care of typical breakdowns by calling plumbers and electricians to make repairs. Yard work was another thing that I tried to do alone but even getting the power mower started was a major chore and then emptying the grass bag was getting to be too much. Living alone was often a little scary – having solicitors come to the door. Or if I fell in the bathtub or had any other kind of medical emergency, how would I get help?
I truly believe that moving to Independence Hill is the best decision I have made in the past three years. After the death of my husband, maintenance of the house and upkeep of the yard became a real burden. Plus, my daughter wanted me to move closer to her due to my health problems. I have a lovely apartment, have made numerous new friends and enjoy excellent food, prepared by someone else and do not have to worry with any clean-up! The staff schedules many interesting programs and very special bus trips. In all honesty I can say, “Life at Independence Hill is great!”