Jerry Groters has always led a full, active life. From 35 years of teaching, coaching, and counseling students, to his own recreational pursuits, he has always lived life to the fullest. Now in his early 90s, Jerry reflects on his choice to move to Royal Park Place.
“My wife died about nine years ago, and I didn’t care to live alone,” he says. “I like people and I like camaraderie. I liked the idea of finding that here.”
Jerry has been a bright spot for those at Royal Park Place since his move here a few years ago, and he continues to stay physically fit with exercise. While he may not feel ready to bike across the country, as he had done at ages 60 and 70, he still enjoys exploring nature and the surrounding Zeeland area that has been his home.
“I have some great people to spend the sunset years of my life,” he says. “I enjoy the opportunity to enjoy life with others.”
You may see Jerry taking part in everything from puzzles, to live entertainment, to fitness classes, but you probably won’t see him sitting idle.
“I looked at five different places before choosing Royal Park Place,” Jerry says. “This one fit me best.”
Jerry appreciates the opportunity to connect with those at the senior community, while still staying active in his church and the community at large.
“In your lifetime, you make a lot of connections,” he says. “The connections you make here are very close.”
He also talks about the great leadership at Royal Park Place, and the helpful staff that have helped him make the transition to his new home.
“I made the right move,” Jerry says.
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