NOVEMBER 28, 2019
Carol Terzakis, a soon-to-be resident of Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, has a familiar post-retirement story. Her husband passed away before her last January. It goes without saying, the loss of her lifetime love was difficult. Ever since she became a widow, the “what to do now” question has been lingering in the air. Like many people, she had a large home where family memories had been made for many years. In time, the rooms seemed larger, the yard grew faster and house maintenance kept coming.
It wasn’t long before Terzakis knew she needed to downsize to a smaller house. She realized that she was still dealing with everyday chores and eating alone a lot of the time. She had family in San Diego, but her single friends were busy in thier own lives. Life was slowly closing in.
Rather than fade into the background, Terzakis decided it was time make the most of the years ahead. She visited Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, a new luxury senior living community in north San Diego County that promised a vibrant, active and healthy lifestyle. She decided that building a new life among friends was just the environment she needed, especially when there was so much to do and participate in at Silvergate. Terzakis was ready for the peace of mind that comes with having friends just down the hall.
“I decided to come to Silvergate to leave the worries behind,” said Terzakis. “I wanted to embrace the next chapter of my life and have new things to do. Now I’ll be able to take up a new hobby if I want to, join a great club or even meet up with friends for cocktails. The choices here are practically endless. I could have waited to move, but I realized, the longer I wait, the less time I have to take advantage of all of the benefits at Silvergate while I still have my health.”
Terzakis deliberately chose to downsize her considerable belongings in order to upsize her lifestyle. With the help of a professional “move team” that partners with Silvergate Rancho Bernardo, Bella Reflections, Terzakis can select exactly what she needs for her spacious new apartment, repurpose what she doesn’t need and get ready to comfortably enjoy her new surroundings. What’s more, she loves that Silvergate’s team will take care of the housekeeping and maintenance from now on. Chauffeured transportation, 24-hour security and a robust calendar of activities and events also will be a part of Terzskis’ new life at Silvergate.
“I‘m not really sure I’d call this down-sizing,” said Terzakis. “Yes, my new apartment will be smaller than my current house, but I realized I didn’t need all that space, and I was tired of taking care of all of it. I’m ready to let go of the possessions and have a good time again.”
“When you think about it, I gain so much more than living space by coming to Silvergate,” said Terzakis, who plans to take full advantage of the entire Silvergate campus when she moves in. “Now I’ll have a beautiful club house, a library and movie theater to spend time in. I’ll be able to dine in two incredibly beautiful restaurants and not have to cook…use the pool or fitness center and not have to take care of it…or just walk the lovely grounds and not have to worry about pulling the weeds myself. It’s the best of all worlds right here in a town I love living in.”
Reservations are being taken for the community’s one-bedroom floorplans. Now more than 90% pre-leased, prospective residents can call 858-792-0696 ext. 114 to inquire about availability. Wait lists have begun to form for two-bedroom apartments and the Cottage homes. Advance reservations are expected to begin for the Memory Care Suites in early 2020.