Why did we choose Covenant Woods? Mostly, it was our daughter who encouraged us to be close since I had had two strokes prior to coming to Covenant Woods. Both strokes occurred in Florida; the burden for the family was great. We didn’t want to burden our children going forward. We took a year and did our homework by visiting seven CCRCs from Annapolis, Maryland to Kissimmee, Florida. Now we live 10 minutes away from our daughter; my son is three hours away in Baltimore. Although my husband was hesitant and reluctant at first, he knew it was something important to our family.
In December 2017, my husband Rick and I moved into Covenant Woods. Having moved from Orlando, Florida, the weather was a shock. But the heated, indoor salt water pool has helped with the adjustment. We quickly realized that we had very few winter clothes and Rick was used to wearing shorts all year round. Thank goodness for our children who immediately took us to stores to purchase warm winter jackets, pants and sweaters.