Why I’m Moving to Aberdeen Ridge | A Letter from Meg Burke
Hi, I’m Meg Burke, and I’m a Charter Member of Aberdeen Ridge, a new senior living community coming to Colorado Springs. I’d like to tell you how I came to this decision.
I’m a planner by nature, so I did a nationwide search for a place offering everything I want. I even did cost comparisons against staying in my house in California, and Aberdeen Ridge fit the bill perfectly.
Aberdeen Ridge will include a Unique Health Care Benefit — a plan for my future and peace of mind for my family members. It means I’ll move in while I’m healthy and active. Then if I ever need assisted living or memory care, those services are provided on-site at a predictable monthly rate. I can’t emphasize this aspect enough: With this one decision, I’m set for life.
I had the benefit of seeing my parents and my aunt and uncle move into and thrive in senior living communities with health care benefits similar to Aberdeen Ridge. My parents lived another 20+ years, and my aunt is still going strong at 98. It helped me tremendously, knowing my parents would always get the care they needed, even when I couldn’t be there.
You may be thinking you’re too young and just not ready to move. I get it. I’m active myself — still working in a profession that fulfills me. But this pandemic made me realize life is too short to work till you’re unable to do the things you love. For me, it’s traveling and getting outdoors.
And oh, the location! You can’t beat the natural beauty of Colorado Springs and the Rockies. Here’s the kicker: I’m moving from the Bay Area, another beautiful place, to live in this striking setting. Garden of the Gods will be practically in our backyard, and I can’t wait to road-trip all over the region once I move in — fallen branches, clogged drain, property taxes? No longer my problem!
I can’t wait to become one of the first residents and decorate my place just how I want it. If you join Aberdeen Ridge too, we’ll be newbies together, becoming friends, and helping to create the culture of our new community.
I know the decision takes time — it certainly did for me — but ask yourself, “What would make me happy?” If you’re ready to enjoy activities, a fun and healthy lifestyle, and new friendships, you owe yourself a conversation with the team at Aberdeen Ridge. I promise they’ll make you feel welcome. Give them a call at 719-387-5030.
Take care — I hope we become neighbors.
Meg Burke, Ph.D.