you are planning retirement,
me share retirement experiences with you,
I hope will be helpful.
years ago my wife and I moved into a retirement
on Florida 's Southeast coast -
Delray/Boca/Boynton Golf, Spa, Bath and Tennis Club
Fake-A-Hatchee. There are 3000 lakes in Florida ;
biggest retirement concern was time management.
What were we
going to do all day? Let me assure you,
time is not a problem. Your days will be eaten
simple, daily activities. Just getting out of your car
minutes. Trying to find where you parked takes
It takes 1/2 hour on the check-out line in
one hour to return the item the next day.
me take you through a typical day. We get up at 5:00 AM,
have a quick
breakfast and join the early morning 'Walk and Talk Club.'
about 30 of us, and rain or shine we walk around the streets,
at once. Every development has some late risers who stay
until 6 AM. After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers out to make
kill, we go back home, shower and change for the next activity.
wife goes directly to the pool for her underwater Pilate’s class,
gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my,
about my Grandchildren' T-shirt, my plaid mid-calf shorts,
socks and sandals and go to the clubhouse lobby for a nice nap.
you know it, it's time for lunch. We go to
of the many tasty samples dispensed by
white hairnets. All free! After a filling lunch,
if we don't
have any doctor appointments, we might go
to the flea
market to see if any new white belts have come
in or to buy
a Rolex watch for $2.00.
usually back home by 2 PM to get ready for dinner.
lining up for the early bird about 3 PM,
get there by 3:45
we're late eaters.
are very popular because of the large
they serve. You can take home enough food for
day's lunch and dinner, including extra bread,
packets of mustard, relish, ketchup and
Sweet-and-Low along with mints..
PM we're home ready to watch the 6 o'clock news.
By 6:30 PM we're
fast asleep. Then we get up and make
5 or 6
trips to the bathroom during the night, and it's
time to get
up and start a new day all over again.
related activities eat up most of your retirement time.
reading old magazines in sub-zero temperatures in the
room, so I don't mind. Calling for test results also helps
the days fly
by. It takes at least half an hour just getting through
phone menu. Then there's the hold time until you're
the right party. Sometimes they forget you're holding,
whole office goes off to lunch.
you find you still have time on your hands,
provides a rewarding opportunity to
less fortunate. Florida has the largest
concentration of seniors under five feet tall and
our help. I myself am a volunteer for
Vertically Challenged Over 80.'
their basketball team,
The hoop is only 4 1/2 feet from the floor.
should see the look of confidence on
when they make a slam dunk.
shopping is a problem for short seniors or 'bottom feeders'
as we call
them, because they can't reach the items on the upper
There are many foods they've never tasted. After shopping,
can't remember where they parked their cars and
parking lot for hours while their food defrosts.
it's important to choose a development with an impressive name.
names are very popular in Florida . They convey world traveler,
sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live?
Condos or the Lakes Of Venice
? There's no difference.
owned by Murray, who happens to be a cheapskate.
hope this material has been of help to you future retirees.
can be of any further assistance, please look me up when
in Florida .
I live in
The Leaning Condos of Pisa
Boynton Beach .
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