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Brooklyn48: We live in a townhouse community on the coast of Massachusetts. What's so wonderful about it is that our neighbors are all our age (69) or older. We have chosen to "age in place". I made sure that when we moved in 4 years ago I purchased two very expensive pull out couches so that if we could not make it up the stairs, we could sleep downstairs. My neighbor has lots of health issues and she just got an Acorn Stair lift, something that I would definitely look into in the future.

We got an Acorn a couple of years ago. Not for us, but for the Countess's father. He couldn't navigate the stairs to get into our house. We use it as a dumb waiter to get things from the garage (under the house) up to the main level - or reverse. The Countess will use it occasionally. I refuse. Those stairs provide the bulk of my exercise program!

I have requested the Stoneridge Creek brochure . I suspect the $300,000 level gets a studio apartment out in the back, next to a freeway, and a railroad, and airport. (lol)

Thanks for your input.

We plan to visit there when we go to Napa in July.

... I don't know why I bother. We aren't going anywhere as long as the Countess's parents are alive (They are in their 80's and need help. Hew mother recently [last week] acquired what we thought was a corneal abrasion, but it seems to be more serious. She has been in misery ever since. [If someone offers you a free corneal abrasion, don't take it.]) FIL has been persuaded to stop driving - reaction time measured in inutes. Makes a problem since MIL can't drive with that eye. SIL lives with them, but she is totally useless.

... Get them into a CCRC? Ain't gonna happen. "When I leave this house, they will have to carry me out feet first." There used to ba a popster named jiml8. He specialized in getting people top move out of his rental units. Maybe I need to contact him. He (used to) live in L.A.
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