9 Jan 24 - Resident stories
I’ve never had so many new friends…or dance moves
“I’m grateful that I moved here when I did, so I could enjoy this kind of active, sociable life.”
"Moving to Summerset was one of the best decisions of my life. My 46-year relationship with my ex-husband had come to an end, and I was on my own. My kids were all grown up, things got awfully lonely. And on top of everything else, I had a few health issues.
Without knowing what retirement villages were really like, I decided to just take a leap of faith with Summerset. Seven years on, you could say I have a little dance in my step. My life has changed dramatically. I’ve made so many new friends, from all walks of life, all with absolutely fascinating backgrounds. More incredibly, I now teach a few of them to Line Dance. I kid you not!
Before Summerset, I’d never danced a day in my life. Then I met a lovely lady and mentor by the name of Joy, who showed me a few moves and shared her 4000 songs on CD, and that was that! I was hooked. Now I have barely time for anything else. I dance 6 days a week, teach four classes, and attend two classes outside the village. I’m grateful that I moved here when I did, so I could enjoy this kind of active, sociable life.
So, my advice to anybody who can relate to my story is, don’t leave it too late. Move while you can still take advantage of everything Summerset has to offer. All it takes is a little courage and your life will reward you in so many ways."