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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Active 90-Year-Old is Loving his New Holiday Retirement Community

Donald Swift, pastor of 60 years, during interview on Senior Agenda.

Sheryle and Ann from The Worthington. 

Donald Swift, Pastor Emeritus/Presbyterian Church, was interviewed on 1/16/2014 on Senior Agenda to discuss taking the big step and transitioning from his single family home of 49 years to a senior retirement community.  We were a little concerned about Don's ability to make the full flight of stairs at the studio and the inclement weather we are experiencing here in Ohio so we suggested that he do a phone interview instead of an actual studio visit.   Don wouldn't hear of it! Team members from the community made the trip possible and also joined to share additional details about their Holiday Retirement Community.

Don moved into The Worthington about 90 days ago and he reports that it is "just wonderful."  He celebrated his 90th birthday with his new friends and recalls that day with great fondness.  "And The Worthingon celebrates your birthday - real big.  I got three big balloons, and an ice cream sundae - a banana split.  And the people sang to me,"  he said.  The smile on his face tells the story but follow this link to hear the complete interview.  Don spoke of the benefits of making new friends to combat loneliness, the opportunity to appreciate three balanced meals a day and other aspects of the community he enjoys including activities.  Don is an absolute delight!  You are sure to enjoy the interview.

The Worthington is an independent living retirement community in Gahanna, Ohio. It is a beautiful community with many distinguishing features including a set of on-site managers that live in the community, all-inclusive pricing, three meals a day, and life enriching activities that include spiritual, physical and intellectual components.  Visit The Worthington website here to learn more.  Call 614-656-4020 and ask for Sheryle to schedule a tour.

At Senior Agenda, we celebrate seniors and when we run across senior living communities that are doing it right - we are happy to celebrate them too.