It was the best move I ever made.
My name is James Alexander and my wife was Brownie Alexander, who passed away in May 2008. We both retired in the late 1980’s and were empty nesters. We lived 32 years in our home on Earnett St. in Raleigh with a nice yard, 5 huge oak trees, 15 dogwood trees, over 100 azalea plants, flower beds bordered with hosta and a yard of zoysia grass. We decided it was time to do something else besides working constantly to maintain our home and yard. We wanted a place with little maintenance and upkeep.
We chose Lutheran Village because of it’s many amenities: you own your own home, the monthly service fees are low and include security, cable television, utilities, trash removal, electronic gates, camera system, scheduled maintenance and maid service. Also, a portion of the monthly service fee is placed in a reserve account for replacement of appliances, carpet, roofs, painting and building renovations, etc..
We purchased our cottage at Lutheran Village and moved in on June 1, 1991. The 17 years between June 1, 1991 and May 16, 2008, when Brownie deceased, were the happiest 17 years of our 62 years of marriage because we were able to travel extensively. Brownie was active in United Methodist Women and I volunteered for 15 years as a Key-Man at Methodist North Hospital. We had time to enjoy these activities and also serve on committees at Lutheran Village and The Board of Directors.
Lutheran Village is a well managed retirement community and you get more for your money here than any other retirement community in the area. I have never regretted our decision. It was the best move I ever made.