We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Fun Activities To Do With Grandkids Back
Time spent with your grandchildren is always something to be cherished and celebrated! While you might be happy just to sit and talk with them, kids often seek more exciting ways to connect. Ready to be the cool grandparent? Here are a few fun activities to do with your grandkids!
If your strengths are in the kitchen, this is a perfect opportunity to teach your grandkids a few of your favorite recipes! Whether you aim for simple treats like chocolate chip cookies or more complex delights like pineapple upside-down cakes, it’s important to make sure your grandkids play a significant part in creating the dish. This will help them feel engaged in what you’re doing and will help to keep their attention. Not only will you bond over the joys of baking, but the skills they learn with you will stick with them forever. Not to mention, you’ll end up with a delicious treat and very happy grandkids!
Chances are, you’ve gained a few card tricks up your sleeve over the years. Put those talents to use by entertaining your grandkids! Whether you know magic tricks, card games, or just classic Go Fish, if you have a deck of cards, there are so many things you can do! After the card games are done, try building a pyramid out of cards, or make a target and try to fling cards towards the bullseye. Depending on the age of your grandchild, poker may be a fun choice. Whatever card option appeals to you the most, your grandchildren will love these awesome games!
There’s nothing kids love more than fun colors, cool shapes, and accessing their inner artist! Gather some simple art supplies (markers, construction paper, crazy scissors, glue, glitter, etc.) and start getting creative! You and your grandchildren can create beautiful masterpieces, placemats, paper airplanes, and much more. Helping your grandkids express themselves through art is a great way to get them to love coming over!
No matter what you decide to do with your grandchildren, always remember to make the most of your time together through laughs, smiles, and fun!
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.