Shirley is 80 years old, but that doesn’t stop her from getting her steps in every day at Royal Park Place. If you visit her at the Zeeland retirement community, you’re unlikely to find her in her room.
“My doctor said to keep walking and keep moving, so I do,” she says. “I enjoy walking the grounds and around the ponds when the weather is nice, and I walk around the building when the weather isn’t so great.”
Shirley moved to Royal Park Place because her big 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom house was just too big for one person. “It was great for raising a family and for hosting visitors, but it was more than what I needed.”
One visit to Royal Park Place was all she and her family needed to know it would be a great fit for her.
“There’s a feeling of real hospitality and warmth that really impressed us,” Shirley says. “I felt it everywhere, from the staff to the residents.”
She said the move from her house to her one-bedroom apartment wasn’t too difficult. “My kids helped me decide what I wanted to keep. I have what I need and more here in the apartment, but I’m not really here so much.”
That’s because Shirley spends much of her time exercising, socializing, and participating in the many life-enriching activities the community has to offer. She’s made many new friends and is happy to be a part of the friendly, vibrant spirit that makes Royal Park Place so special.
“Every morning when I wake up, I just start praising the Lord for his goodness and his wonderful love for me,” she says. “I’m just so happy here.”
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