Interview with Mary-Ann, Charter Club Member at Brightview West End

Mary

 

What prompted you to consider senior living?

I needed to make a change. I have been in Bethesda for 50 years and in my townhouse for almost 30. The time was right for me to make a move. I also need one floor. Steps are too much for me now. I looked at two communities. Brightview West End was a great choice.

Why Brightview West End?

I love movies, reading, and eating out. I’ll continue to do those things at Brightview West End and, as a Charter Club Member, will be part of shaping the programs, outings, and other happenings at the community. I also look forward to going to the theatre and ballet. I was a dancer when I was younger growing up in Pittsburgh, and have always loved watching people perform.

My family is, of course, important to me, so I’m looking forward to being close to my daughter, my grandchildren and my great grandson. They’ll be 5 minutes away.

Describe your Charter Club experience.

First, let’s back up to when my friends gave me the postcard announcing the community. They were thinking about moving but knew I was looking too. Then I started talking with Wendy, and she was terrific. She listened to what I needed and what I wanted. That doesn’t happen everywhere…

Now, as a Charter Club member, I’ve been to the luncheons and enjoyed everyone I’ve met. They are good people – interesting, well-educated, and enthusiastic of what is to come. 

Was there anything specific that attracted you to Brightview Senior Living?

The financial model – no large entrance fee, no big buy-in – really attracted me to Brightview. My financial advisor also liked Brightview’s approach and said it was a good financial model.

The location of the community is also terrific. The walk-ability to the shops and restaurants is very convenient. There is a lot going on in Rockville. Plus, it will be good to be minutes from my daughter and her family.

Do you have any advice for others who are considering a move to a senior living community?

I can’t speak for other people and their individual situation, but I know for me, I knew in my heart I was ready for a change. I was ready to focus on me, and not the house and chores and things.

If and when I need assistance, it is also here. And that is reassuring to know.

What are you most looking forward to when Brightview West End opens and you move in?

I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life. New opportunities, a new environment, new friendships. I’ll still be me, but will try new things and meet new people. I can’t wait!

 

Thoughts from Hillary C., Daughter of a Charter Club Member at Brightview West End

 

What are you most looking forward to when Mom moves to Brightview West End?

It will be wonderful to have Mom close by. I can’t just drop-in where she lives now in Bethesda. Brightview West End is convenient and we really like the location. We can easily get around to shops and restaurants and other fun things to do.

It’s also a relief knowing that there is help, if Mom should need it. She’ll be in a community of people and won’t be living alone in a big townhouse.

Do you have any advice for people considering senior living?

If your parent or someone else you know is looking for a senior living community, it is probably time. And may be too late. Why wait until something goes wrong, or worse?

Change isn’t easy – for any one, at any age – but sometimes it is the right thing to do. Mom knew that and chose Brightview West End. We are delighted.

 

Meet Mary-Ann…

Meet Mary- Ann, one of the first Charter Club Members at Brightview West End in Rockville, Maryland. Here are her reflections on choosing Brightview West End, in her own words:

I have been in Bethesda for 50 years and in my townhouse for almost 30. I needed to make a change and the time was right for me to make a move. I also need one floor. Steps are too much for me now. I looked at two communities. Brightview West End was a great choice.

I love movies, reading, and eating out. I’ll continue to do those things at Brightview West End and, as a Charter Club Member, will be part of shaping the programs, outings, and other happenings at the community. I also look forward to going to the theatre and ballet. I was a dancer when I was younger growing up in Pittsburgh, and have always loved watching people perform.

My family is, of course, important to me, so I’m looking forward to being close to my daughter, my grandchildren and my great grandson. They’ll be 5 minutes away.

First, let’s back up to when my friends gave me the postcard announcing the community. They were thinking about moving but knew I was looking too. Then I started talking with Wendy, and she was terrific. She listened to what I needed and what I wanted. That doesn’t happen everywhere…

Now, as a Charter Club member, I’ve been to the luncheons and enjoyed everyone I’ve met. They are good people – interesting, well-educated, and enthusiastic of what is to come. 

The financial model – no large entrance fee, no big buy-in – really attracted me to Brightview. My financial advisor also liked Brightview’s approach and said it was a good financial model.

The location of the community is also terrific. The walkability to the shops and restaurants is very convenient. There is a lot going on in Rockville. Plus, it will be good to be minutes from my daughter and her family.

I can’t speak for other people and their individual situation, but I know for me, I knew in my heart I was ready for a change. I was ready to focus on me, and not the house and chores and things.

If and when I need assistance, it is also here. And that is reassuring to know.

I am most looking forward to a new chapter in my life. New opportunities, a new environment, new friendships. I’ll still be me, but will try new things and meet new people.

I can’t wait! 

 

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