RANCHO BERNARDO, CA – February 12, 2020 – When seniors Richard and Donna Winch started thinking about how to spend the golden years of their lives, the couple talked a great deal about whether or not to remain in their home of 23 years in Rancho Bernardo. Should they stay or should they sell?
After much consideration, the seniors decided it was time to let go of their now-too-large, two-story house in favor of a more manageable retirement living option. They set their sights on Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, a senior living community in their own hometown that offered them the upscale amenities, resort-like lifestyle and award-winning care they were looking for.
“We wanted to proactively plan for our futures together,” said Winch. “After I made it through knee surgery and my husband recovered from having his back worked on, we’d even grown tired of hiking up and down the stairs in our house,” said Winch. “We wanted a modern, new home all on one level, but we also wanted top-notch care services…Silvergate offers us both.”
The Winches elected to take seriously the potential they had for suffering from a fall at some point. Each year, one out of every three adults age 65 or older will take a fall, according to statistics from a leading national care giver organiza-tion. Most commonly, throw rugs, clutter, stairs, poor lighting, pets, unstable chairs and tables, extension cords, low toilet seats, sloping driveways and sidewalk cracks constitute the majority of the trip and fall hazards faced by seniors.
“We won’t be all on our own at Silvergate like we would have been if we’d remained in our house,” said Donna Winch, who is looking forward to the security and peace of mind that comes with knowing there are qualified caregivers readily available if they ever need them at Silvergate.
“Our new life at Silvergate means no more navigating the staircase and no more maintaining that big house anymore,” she said. “The elevator will give us easy access to Silvergate’s restaurants, fitness center, lounges, and all of the other amenities here. It’s going to be an amazing next chapter for us.”
The Winches agree there are plenty of other reasons why they have chosen to move to Silvergate Rancho Bernardo.
“We couldn’t justify the cost of the buy-in senior communities we had visited during our search for a new home,” said Winch. “Because Silvergate is a rental community, we get to hold onto our retirement money and invest it rather than giving it over to a big up-front buy-in cost. Besides, we love the fact that we’re meeting all these new people and getting out doing things with them at all of the Silvergate outings.”
To hear more about the outstanding senior care services at Silvergate Rancho Bernardo or to inquire about availability of the last apartment homes, call Pam Rundle at 858-683-9938. The community is now more than 95% pre-leased, with wait lists forming for the two-bedroom apartments and the Cottage homes. Those interested in finding out more can attend an upcoming Thursday OPEN HOUSE by calling 858-792-0696 ext. 114 to RSVP. Advance reservations are expected to begin for the Memory Care Suites in Spring of 2020.