Haygood Halls is at a tremendous location. It’s right across the street from the Methodist church, and quarter of a block from the local fire station and ambulance squad. It has a shopping center right across the street that’s a little closer to the other street. There are restaurants, stores and a grocery store. The facility is very attractive from the outside, and I liked what it offers as it pays for everything including your telephone, computer and your cable TV. Right now, that’s a huge savings for me. It has a trash pick-up right from the door, twice a week. They also deliver my meals, so I don’t have to go anywhere to get my meal. The maintenance department will put things up for you if you want them to. There are a lot of handles around the tub and the tub is very low, so it’s easy to step into. They also put handles on the front doors and I can push my walker in the foyer, grab the two handles at either side of the front door, and help myself in. The rooms are large with a washer and dryer hook-up, and have pretty adequate storage, I didn’t expect a lot, so I feel comfortable with what’s there. They have a clubhouse, and they have a couple of big activities a month, like pizza parties. You can also rent a space for your own personal use. They have put in a dog park on their property. They have a beautiful pool, and it’s in the center of the buildings that are build around it and that is very attractive. There is plenty of lounging around the pool.
The people in the office that I have met are just as warm and friendly as they can be. I think that the quality of my life is going to be much improved because I’m going to have a lot of people to talk to and to be with, and it’s certainly going to be easier for me to live in a smaller area. I believe there is a fairly long counter and some cabinets above the counters, so I can always put things that I usually keep in my kitchen cabinets and in a closet that is off the laundry. I have a little patio at the back that I can go out to. I feel that everything seems more secure and the price is right.
I’m really excited and when I finally was ready to make the decision, it was like somebody switched on a light. They were able to show me one of the apartments that I didn’t see last August when I went, and I was delighted to see what was in the apartments. They also have two poles for help; one is in the bathroom, and there’s another one for intruders. Iif you hear somebody messing with your door, you pull the other and that’s in the bedroom, I believe, and that was a plus.