THINK MOVING IS TOO HARD?
Think again. Norman and Louise Miller will tell you from experience that choosing carefree living is easier than the alternative.
“For us it was relatively easy because we already made up our mind.” – Norman Miller, resident of Legacy at Erie Station
MEET NORMAN AND LOUISE MILLER, THRIVING ON INDEPENDENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND PEACE OF MIND.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Norman and Louise Miller on Thursday, November 8th, 2018. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
A lifelong resident of Rush, NY, Norman was an educator and administrator in Rush Henrietta School System, the same school district he attended as a boy. He and Louise raised three kids in Rush, too. When they started planning ahead for their retirement years, naturally they looked close to home. Six years ago, they moved just three miles away into a beautiful villa at Legacy at Erie Station. During spring, summer and fall months, both play golf a few days a week and Norman also works as a starter. During the winter, they catch up on reading, sing in two choirs and join friends and neighbors for meals while someone else shovels the snow.
TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR FUTURE
All your life you’ve approached forks in the road. Tomorrow will be no different. Why leave important decisions to anybody but you? Regardless of what your future holds, exploring your retirement living options today can help make your future the best it can be. The earlier you get started, the better prepared you’ll be to embrace your future and continue living your best life. “We were looking down the road and saw a number of families where one of the couple was deceased and the other one was getting to the point where they couldn’t maintain the household. They didn’t want to make a decision and their kids had to make a decision as to where they were going to end up living. We looked at that and said, ‘That’s not for us, we want to make that decision.’” – Norman Miller
NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Even though Rush was home for 55 years, Norman and Louise feel a tighter sense of community where they’re living now. And with kids and grandkids nearby, their family remains as close as ever. “Definitely, for one thing our homes are much closer to each other and you see each other more frequently than we did. We were living on a main road. We have made quite a number of good friends here as well as having lunch with them at the café up at the main building and that kind of thing. So yes, we have made more friends right here.” – Louise Miller, resident of Legacy at Erie Station
MEAL TIMES ARE SOCIAL TIMES
Their villa gives Norman and Louise all the space and privacy they want. They eat well and have access to all the amenities and services they can imagine. “One thing is here, at the main building you can always go walk there and get your meals, breakfast, there is a café for lunches if you want and the dining room for dinner at night. And there’s always people to sit with and you don’t have to worry about cooking anymore which I still enjoy but many don’t. I think that’s an advantage.” – Louise Miller
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Norman and Louise in person over a cup of coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-585-358-3063 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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