Would you consider living in a Retirement Village?

July 27, 2010 11:32pm CST
In my design subject, we were tasked to design a "Resort Complex and Retirement Village". And so after choosing a site, I made my site zoning and plan. I placed the Retirement Village near the main entrance. Thinking that the users of the Retirement village are old people-- I have read on my research that they want to have a feeling that they are in a community and never isolated. But when I got to consult my plan to my professor, he said that I was wrong. That I should have made the Retirement Village quite "invisible" to the public and it is just right to make it isolated because that's what it is supposed to be. He even told me some of his experience when he got a chance to visit a Retirement Village. I got sad after his story. I felt that I don't want to be in a Retirement Village when I got old because it will make me feel that Im not loved anymore. And I will not send my parents there and never think that they are a burden to me. How about you, would you send your parents there? Would you want to be in one when you got old? Or you prefer to die now.. hahaha just kidding :)) *fly and be merry* :)
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4 responses
@rjkmrr (172)
• India
28 Jul 10
I want to die now, he he he... just joking. No I don't want to go to retirement village and I wont send my parents too. They may feel aloof and useless after getting old. They will feel so bad about us and we may feel too to our children if they do so.
28 Jul 10
Haha :)) I feel the same.. but thanks to puccagirl, I will think of way not to design a conventional Retirement Village. It's like making it the next Sin City, only exclusive to elders, so that it'll be okay if my future kids will send me there. HAHAHAHA XD but still thinking how am I gonna do it.. Hmm.. By the way, Im an architecture student. That's why Im obliged to design a retirement village :)
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• Philippines
29 Jul 10
And I'm obliged to build your designs
31 Jul 10
Hahaha someday I'll work with you--- I just hope that we won't quarrel at the field. And the last emoticon is quite disturbing, but it's fine with me though. Haha! XD
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@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
I'm glad that you wouldn't send me in a retirement village That's really sad but that's reality. Even though we are known as people who have a very close family ties we still have those structures we call "home for the aged" or your so called retirement village and sadly those houses are starting to get crowded as times passes by P.S. I didn't know I was scary until you mentioned it earlier
31 Jul 10
I can't even think of you being in there! You might just make all the oldies there to have a myLot account instead of resting. Hahaha at the thought of it, it's Cool seeing oldies having their discussion here and exchanging comments at facebook! XD Way back in highschool, we had an educational trip at Golden Acres, a home for the aged in Marikina (as far as I can remember), and yeah. It's sad to see lots of elders there and not knowing where the hell their children are. They have been years there and not visited by their family. P.S. YES, I've been bothered/ scared on what you did until you replied at my text message. It's my first time seeing you that way and I hope it'll be the last. :$
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• Philippines
31 Jul 10
I hope so too This is for you hahaha
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
28 Jul 10
I wouldn't put my parents there against their will, but personally, I would not mind living in one when I am old. I think it could be fun even, to hang out with people your own age, and they usually have a lot of activities too, I think.
28 Jul 10
it's nice to hear about your perspective. I've asked a friend and he said that he don't like it either. So it's quite hard for me to design a retirement village since I myself don't want to be there. BUT After reading your statement, I thought of putting lots of amenities or places of activities in the Retirement Village so the users will not be bored. When I will be on the design process of the Retirement Village Ill keep in mind what you said "..fun..lots of activities". OMG. YOU JUST HELPED ME WITH MY DESIGN CONCEPT! HAHAHAHA THANK YOU! XD
@rangasri (46)
28 Jul 10
well this a wonderful idea of staying in a retirement village after your retirement . but there are so many problems u can face if the following conditions are not fulfilled. 1. no committment . you should not have or keep in mind any type of committment in any regard. that is you should be free from all committments and disturbments like family relation and friends circle. 2. time to spare . secondly you should have and find lotz of time to spare and enjoy your retirement age period. 3. health ; you should possess sound health after your retirement age . normally this may not be with all since, some or other disease will occpy and collapse your enjoyment . 4. gift : lastly god's gift should be there to you let us hope that u have all the above qualities and then this plan will work out
28 Jul 10
With those factors you've cited, I flunked at the very start. It had been my personality to be happy at most when I am with my family and friends. So if I will be sent to a retirement village, It will be a hard time for me to accept that I am really "IN" there. Though for sure, I'll meet more fellas same to my age.. but it is a different feeling when you're with your family and long time friends. And I've said in my discussion that I don't want to be in a retirement village. The word "plan" in my discussion is actually means "Site Plan"-- for clarification. :) Thanks for your respond, :) Happy myLot-ting. HAHA