Hal describes his total happiness after moving into Royal Park Place in Zeeland, Michigan. Read on for all the reasons he’s happy:
Hal Hively, 79, moved into Royal Park Place a few months ago, and he hasn’t regretted it.
“I’m totally happy here,” he says.
Hal had been living alone in a condo. “But the truth is,” he says, “I’m not much of a cook. My daughter worried about all the frozen food I was heating up.”
He and his daughter discussed senior retirement options, and they toured Royal Park Place. Hal says he liked the facility, but that wasn’t what sold him on living there.
“I really liked the people,” he says.
Once he moved in, he saw that the friendly people he met touring were consistently kind. “The staff is very good,” he added, specifically mentioning the community manager, the life enrichment director, and the new dining services director as people who do outstanding jobs. “Staff here are so personable,” he said, “and that’s the atmosphere. I get along with everyone who lives here. They’re exceptionally friendly.”
Hal also enjoys all the social opportunities at Royal Park Place. “I play cards, Bingo, brain games, Wii bowling, pool—there’s so much to do here,” he says.
Hal admits that the change from a condo to a smaller apartment at Royal Park Place was a big adjustment, but he also says, “I didn’t really need all that’s space. It was a great opportunity to ‘skinny-down’ my items,” he says, chuckling.
And now, Hal doesn’t have to cook. While his apartment is furnished with a full kitchen, his monthly fees include a restaurant-style dining experience that he’s pretty happy with. That leaves Hal all the time he wants to stay social and enjoy his retirement.