THE JOYS OF RETIREMENT LIVING
Having fun with friends is what retirement living is all about. Are you missing out?
“Our social life has just blossomed. In fact the children have noticed that above all else. Of course they’re happy for us that we live in a nice place and our needs are being met. But they’re happier I think that we have a nice social life and we’re really enjoying that.” – Bobbye Maggard, resident of Parkview in Frisco
MEET BOB AND BOBBYE MAGGARD, KENTUCKY RAISED TEXANS.
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 Bob and Bobbye Maggard on Friday, October 30th, 2015. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Educated at Vanderbilt and University of Kentucky, Bob married his sweetheart, Bobbye in 1953. Having attended both Christian College in Missouri and University of Kentucky, Bobbye was a newspaper reporter before marriage. Bob’s career in the US Air Force took them and their three children from Texas to California, Germany, Italy and Florida. After retiring as a Lt Colonel in 1974, they settled in Tampa, where Bob served as a church administrator and part time travel agent. Bobbye authored two novels and a book of poetry. They moved to a house in Frisco, Texas in 2011 to be closer to family and in 2013, discovered Parkview in Frisco, where their social life blossomed. Bob dabbles in website development while Bobbye writes articles for www.parkviewers.com.
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW
Bob and Bobbye Maggard had no idea how much joy they were missing out on. Now, they’ve traded homeownership with occasional social interactions for maintenance free living in a community of friends. Now life is so much more enjoyable. What you don’t know about retirement community living could very well be preventing you from living your best life. Isn’t it about time you explored your options? “We thought retirement homes were for old people who were no longer able to get around or no longer able to live the kind of life that we thought we were able to do. And we were just wrong about that but we didn’t know it until we started looking around.” – Bob Maggard
NOBODY IS READY UNTIL THE RIGHT DOOR OPENS
Bob and Bobbye were 80 years young when their children convinced them to look at retirement communities. They agreed only to appease them. After all, retirement communities are for old people, right? When they did not like the first four communities they visited, they felt vindicated. They were about to inform their kids “We’re just not ready” when they visited one more community. That one visit made all the difference in the world. Bob and Bobbye now say, “owning a home is great but…it’s a lot of work and worry.” “When I was in the dining room I thought how beautiful this is and what a wonderful choice we have of food. So I mean that sold me right there. The idea of not cooking anymore was wonderful.” – Bob Maggard
ENJOY EVERY DAY
Bob and Bobbye were surprised at how easy their physical move was with the help of professional movers who specialize in such transitions. They so enjoy their “me time” now that they eagerly advise others not to wait to start looking around in search of a better way to enjoy all the years ahead. “…we just experience such freedom now that we have really few responsibilities and we can devote ourselves to our hobbies and really do the things that we’ve always wanted to do. We travel a lot, we cruise. It really has freed us up.” – Bobbye Maggard
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Bob and Bobbye in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-972-439-1326 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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