Saturday, March 23, 2013

Someday



Earlier this week, I happened by the old skilled nursing facility on Sierra Madre Boulevard, which has been shuttered for many years, and saw that demolition had begun.  I know this photo is a long way from pretty, but I find something intriguing about all the history that is in a building that gets demolished.

In place of the old facility will be a brand new assisted living residence called the Kensington Sierra Madre.  The project, which is just across the street from City Hall and Memorial Park (click on the Memorial Park link, for something a bit more scenic), will be such a nice place for seniors.  I hope to live there myself, someday.  Not just yet, of course, but in a future that is probably a lot closer than it seems... 

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  1. I like all of our cities have spots like this.

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  2. Wow. I hope it all works out well for the future residents.

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    1. I hope so too. Did you see the plans? Seems nice.

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  3. They'll have to drag me out of my house.

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    1. Well, me too, but I like the idea of being in a community within a community, if a house becomes too much. A couple of my parents' friends have gone that route, and it seems like a nice alternative.

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  4. My mother was in an Assisted Living, my mother-in-law lived at home...My mom had some dementia and was in need of more care than she could get at home...my mom-in-law was in full command of her senses and did very well at home with a little care...my hope is that I make it to the end in the same way as my mom-in-law...with friends and family stopping by to say good bye up until the end...

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  5. We need more well-designed assisted living places. I too think of the days in the not-as-far-as-I-think future when I'll need one. I like the element of almost-decay here (well, demolition at least), making room for a new future.

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  6. Made me sad to see it leveled. I bet in the future - people will google t, find your blog and tell you stories. It's what happened to me when I documented a (long closed) facility near me.

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    1. It's totally empty now. Sad, but will be good to see it being used for seniors. It would be definitely cool to hear stories!

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