A caring environment
Conversations about what will happen to each other when one passes can be difficult.
None of us wants to dwell on our own mortality, let alone that of our partner.
However, it’s important to have these conversations early on, before they become necessary.
For Rick and Ann, residents of one of our Teman communities in WA, Lakeside in Ravenswood, this was one of the primary reasons they began the search for a new home.
Ann recalls worrying that, once either of them passed – “or pops the clogs” as she humorously terms it – she didn’t want the other person “isolated in suburbia, not knowing the neighbours, and feeling lonely.”
The pair have since enjoyed settling into their new home, making scores of friends, spending time with family, and trying out more activities than they can count.
On top of that, they now live with the added peace of mind that, when one of them passes, the other will be able to keep on doing all of the things that they love in a caring, supportive environment.