I thought I would update you guys on or new home. My husband and I thought very long and hard about going to live in an over fifties community. After all at age of 62 very fit and healthy surely I was still too young to go and live there permanently. Also I never wanted to burden the kids with, well who are the folks going to live with. You or me. Plus we chose to live abroad. We had the obligatory Friday morning visits and PR routine and had met some of the residents who seemed happy but was that just a conspiracy theory ;-) You get to work out quite quickly the I am in charge brigade, which I am happy to report is practically zero. The idea of this community was to run it similary to a kibbutz and we all help in someway to run the community. Whether it be the bar and numerous entertainment that is laid on, the gardening. All your maintenance is covered by your rent, painting, repairs etc .You do as little or as much as you want as some are limited. There are no sneaky remarks either if you don't. After all none of us know folks health situation. Our community is a a real community. We chat over a coffee or have a chat by the pool. Or you sit in a quite area. I even discovered this morning that we have been roped in to do a magic trick ove the Christmas Season . My hubby the magician and me the glamorous assistant with a pinch of great humour added. You have ex musicians who reside here giving free nights of entertainment. An ex builder helping you with that darned crooked shelf. Everyone puts themselves out to help you. For me the fact that you have the added bonus of never feeling as though you are on your own. You can if you want but the fulfilment is at an age we should be enjoying our lives and having fun is a great plus for me. Why? Because we earned it. For us a great decision.