We first heard about Brazos Towers through a dinner/meeting. They talked about many of the benefits of living in a retirement community. I think the part that remained with me was discussions about the benefit to our family, especially our children. Here is a place where we have multiple options of care, all under one roof – independent living, assisted living, memory care and a healthcare center. It has been a release from concern about the uncertainties of the future. We were also attracted to the very friendly, more relaxed living requirements. Probably the most attractive thing about coming to Brazos Towers was our relationship with Michelle Watkins, the Director of Marketing. She was perceived as a thoughtful, caring person and our continued relationship has verified that as well.
The transition from having lived in an 1800 sf house for 43 years to a 1065 sf apartment was a challenge, but having stayed the course, was another great release. We discovered that we have a bounteous life with the belongings we brought, experienced a lot of pleasure in giving many of our things to organizations, friends, children and good causes. Living with less works!
Our daily life at Brazos Towers is one of independent living. We already had several outside interests such as season tickets to plays, concerts, etc. However, we are continually tempted by the numerous attractive offerings of Brazos Towers, like concerts, movies, plays, exercise classes, socials, games, just to name a few. We have taken advantage of several wonderful dining experiences like Father’s Day and the annual Seasonal celebration meal. We regret having missed a number of wonderful meals, like the monthly candlelight dinners and birthday celebrations because of our own schedule conflicts. Imagine having to turn down lobster! I have had to ask people to stop telling me what they had!
We really celebrate our new home. It definitely feels like HOME! It felt that way from the first day we moved. It is comfortable, has a wonderful view and accommodates our every need. When we invite friends for a meal and a tour, they all have gone away most impressed and they confirm that this is the place for us. Apparently it shows!
One of the unknowns for us, having never experienced living in such a place, is the number of new friends we have made. It seems like every day that we meet someone else and celebrate their stories of how they met, when the moved to Houston, the children that form their support group, and the list goes on. We look forward to meals when we can join with friends we have already established as well as new ones we have not met yet. It is a joy to have discussions with people who knew what a dial telephone was, telephone operators, stick shift cars . . .
In summary, this is the right place for us. It is a joy living here and we look forward to whatever the future holds!