See and learn what’s happening at SpringShire
This week, we would like you to meet SpringShire Sales Associate, Seth Talley.
At the start of 2016, as Springshire relaunched its sales campaign, Seth joined the sales and marketing team to be a part of the sales success of this active retirement community.
Seth notes, “I was impressed with the Ammons family’s dedication to making SpringShire a reality and wanted to be a part of this impressive organization.”
Seth, an eastern North Carolina native, lives in Washington, NC with his wife and has two grown sons.
This Monday, SpringShire would like you to meet another Community Advisory Board Member, Lynn Pischke.
Lynn is an Account Executive with WNCT-TV9 in Greenville. She currently serves on The Greenville Museum of Art and Riley’s Army boards, and is on the Planning Committee for the Methodist Home for Children’s First Chance for White Pants event.
Lynn is from Riverview, Michigan, but has made Greenville home for the last six years. She is married and is actively involved with her son’s PTA group at Wintergreen Primary.
We asked Lynn why she chose to be part of the SpringShire Advisory Board and she stated, “With the large growth in our population, and people living longer lives, there is a need for more active senior communities across the country. Although we have some very good communities here, none can compare to SpringShire. Its unique and innovative approach to retirement living is a game changer, and I’m happy to be a part of it. Plus, one day I hope to be a resident!”
SpringShire would like you introduce you to one of our Community Advisory Board Members, Charlotte-Anne Alexander. Charlotte-Anne is an attorney with Colombo Kitchin Attorneys in Greenville, and practices in the areas of Estate and Trust Disputes, Elder Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Guardianship and General Litigation.
Charlotte-Anne currently serves on the boards of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys-NC Chapter, Pitt County Council on Aging and Pitt Aging Coalition. She has been actively involved with the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Pitt County Bar Association and Judicial District 3A bar, all of which she served as Past President. Charlotte-Anne was raised in Columbus, Ohio and considers Greenville, North Carolina her adopted home.
When asked why she chose to be a part of SpringShire’s Community Advisory Board, Charlotte-Anne responded, “Eastern NC needs a wider array of options for older adults and SpringShire checks all the boxes: choices of housing, from totally independent living to smaller apartments to targeted care. The campus will be lovely, nestled into nature, with amenities designed to promote an active, social lifestyle and a sense of community. I am thrilled to be part of creating this wonderful opportunity in the Eastern NC area.”
Recently SpringShire hosted a Rightsizing Luncheon for future residents and others considering SpringShire Living. The purpose of the event was to update guests on the status of the regions real estate market and guide them on ways they can begin preparing to downsize, or rightsize, their home when considering a move to an active retirement community like SpringShire.
Homer Tyre, Owner of Tyre Realty Group, shared information that supports the rapid improvement of the local real estate market and the benefits this change offers those considering a move in the next two years. Tyre noted that the current inventory of homes for sale is low, which means houses are on the market for a shorter period of time. This is a big swing from what the market looked like eight years ago when sales were slow due to lack of demand and tighter financing guidelines. He discussed the stages of today’s home selling process for those planning a move within the next few years as they look to rightsize their living space, specifically when considering a commitment to retirement living.
Here to Home owner, Jennie Alwood, presented an overview of how to make a game plan for rightsizing to a smaller home. In her presentation, Jennie walked attendees through a two-year game plan starting with the staging and clean out of your existing home and ending with how that would simply move in day at their new residence. Part of the presentation included a brief overview of what options were available for disposing of old electronics and other household materials that have been collected through the years but may no longer be useful. While the project may seem daunting, Jennie noted that by creating a plan ahead of time the decision to move and embrace a new active retirement living lifestyle can be an exciting and pleasant experience.
With the improved real estate market it’s now easier for older adults to confidently proceed with a financial commitment to a Continuing Care Community such as SpringShire. Current SpringShire depositor, Nan Rogers, told guests her story of “Why SpringShire” as she shared her experience with SpringMoor, a sister-community to SpringShire where her mother resided. Nan noted that she made the decision to commit to SpringShire because she didn’t want to be a burden on her children but also because she wanted to continue her active lifestyle without having to worry about day-to-day upkeep of a home and all that comes with living on her own. Most importantly, she noted her excitement to be able to hand-pick her living space since she committed prior to the ground breaking. In addition, her anticipation of living with others like herself, while SpringShire staff provides her with comprehensive billing assistance and access to a full-service clinic, licensed assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care facilities if and when the need arises, provides her a great deal of relief from the worry of what might happen in her older years as she possibly needs continuing care.