20 Jul Long-time Atlanta Residents “Join the Family” at Park Springs
After raising their two children in Brookhaven, where they lived for 25 years, followed by 17 years in their large Sandy Springs home, Chris and Linda Clark knew that they wanted to make only one more move – and stay in the Atlanta area.
“We decided that we did not want to chase our kids, who are now raising their families in Texas and North Carolina. We also felt very strongly about making our housing decisions on our own, so we embarked on a carefully planned journey that ultimately led us to Park Springs,” notes Mr. Clark, a retired hospital administrator. “Park Springs was the first retirement community we visited – now more than five years ago. We looked in other states, but after weighing all factors, including activities offered and even the weather, we moved into Park Springs in May 2015.”
“Throughout our entire 53-year marriage, we have always lived in a single-famiy home. We were on the Park Springs waitlist for two years, which gave us the time we needed to clean out our Sandy Springs home. We brought only our treasured pieces with us to this spacious 2,500+ sq. ft. home with its beautiful view over the Stone Mountain Park Golf Course,” says Mrs. Clark, who, with her passion for interior design, has transformed their home into an elegant, welcoming and magnificent jewel. “It was important that we winnowed down at this time in our lives. We did not realize how burdened we were by our possessions.”
By moving to Park Springs, “…we are able to continue living our old lifestyle. We’ve kept the same doctors, church and friends, and are still able to meet with our bible study group. We did not leave our life behind when we moved here, but rather, we’ve added new friends and a new dimension to our lives,” they agree.
Mrs. Clark explains: “We have moved into a culture of friends at Park Springs. Both Chris and I love to meet other Park Springs members over dinner, many of whom have led such remarkable lives. And now, we are working hard to get our other friends to move here, and recently hosted a brunch and then a lunch for twelve each, right in our new home – and everybody was amazed when they stepped through the front door. So light and bright! We love educating people about living at Park Springs.”
Having four different restaurants right on the 54-acre Park Springs campus gives Members a variety of styles and menus. “We were not expecting gourmet food but are happily surprised by the extraordinary quality of the various dining options,” says Mrs. Clark. “Ever heard of the Freshman 15? We’ve got to watch that at Park Springs, but fortunately, Reggie at the Fitness Center has helped us stay in shape!”
In addition to the luscious, beautifully landscaped campus, the fitness center and the variety of dining venues, there were other considerations that helped the Clarks decide to move to Park Springs. As Mr. Clark notes: “I was in the healthcare business. I know top-level quality of care. I know how vital it is to have access to care and, when you need it, get accepted into skilled nursing in a hurry. It was also important to us that Cobblestone at Park Springs accepts Medicare for post hospital care.”
The Clarks emphasize that: “Everybody we’ve met here from executive staff to the house cleaners – it is like we have joined the family instead of just making the move to a new place. It is a culture, not just a place to live. Without exception, people have been so welcoming to us.
“We are home. We feel at home. We took root in ten minutes and never looked back.”
To learn more about living at Park Springs by Isakson Living, or to schedule a personal tour of Park Springs, please contact one of Park Springs’ Residency Counselors at 678-684-3300 or visit www.parksprings.com.