Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Back!

Yep - I'm back at last! My Dad moved from Woodland (near Sacramento) California, to a retirement village in San Jose. He didn't want to move......but my sisters and brother and i packed him up and away he went! He moved into a lovely and spacious apartment that provides 3 restaurant style meals a day and lots of activities and outings. His apartment is about a mile from my sister's house, and close to my brother's house as well. We also got a way cool "pill dispenser" that reminds him to take his pills, and if he doesn't, then it phones us to let us know....
We tried to set the apartment up as close to the way his old home was set up - we brought most of his furniture and knick knacks - consistency and familiarity is very important to him. Lo and Behold - he is having a ball! yay! SUCCESS. He loves the continuous activity and the interesting people to interact with!
Here's my dad on the grounds of his new home...this pic will be for his Christmas card...

I'm still catching up with my email - so please be patient if I have missed your comments or notes to me...I promise i will get back to you soon!

PLEASE leave me your EMAIL ADDRESS ...otherwise I can't thank you for visiting my blog!

5 comments:

Marilyn Rock said...

So glad you're back and your Dad's apartment sounds wonderful for him. I know it was a lot of work but worth it for him to be near family and yet have his independence in his own place. What a gift you gave him! Love the picture of him here :)

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

i'm so glad for you that your dad is happy in his new place. i'm sure that is a relief for you.

Joanne Huffman said...

Glad to hear your dad is well settled and that you're back home. Isn't returning to your own nest wonderful!

jackie said...

So happy that your dad's move went well and that he is adjusting well! Sounds like a wonderful place and I know it's the best for him!
hugs!
jackie

Sprite said...

Welcome back Connie :) That's wonderful!! I'm so glad to hear he's adjusted so well, I know how relieving that is. That pill dispenser sounds awesome! Love the picture!!

BIG hugs,
Sprite