We had a chance to sit down with Fairing Way Resident, Diane Pellegrino, to share with us what Life at Fairing Way is like for her. Meet the Resident: Diane Pellegrino
FW: How long have you lived at Fairing Way?
DP: I have lived here since September 2017, almost 5 1/2 years.
FW: What is a day in life like for you here?
DP: Each evening before bed, I check the monthly activity calendar to see what is happening the next day and plan accordingly. For example, on Mondays, I have a Strength Training class on Zoom at 10:00 AM, so I try to have breakfast early. I do the class in my PJs and shower and dress after exercise. Some menu planning for the week, and light housekeeping, followed by a walk to the mailbox or to the concierge desk to pick up a package. Almost always I encounter friends and neighbors along the way and we chat about the latest goings on. Another zoom exercise class at 3:00 PM, sometimes followed by a glass of wine at a friend’s apartment gets me ready to fix a light dinner and watch the news.
On other days I have chorus practice, run errands, play MahJongg, play cards with friends, and go to the Pub for happy hour on Fridays. And of course, there are parties and entertainment and fun games and informative lectures which are available if you sign up for them, which I often do.
FW: What most surprised you about living in a retirement community?
DP: The thing that most surprised me about living in a retirement community was the feeling that I belong in this wonderful group of people. It is like having a huge extended family ready to lend an ear or offer a helping hand.
FW: Where do you go outside of Fairing Way?
DP: When I leave the campus, I like to go to a restaurant or a movie with friends, visit family, or just browse one of the many stores here in Weymouth. I also love to see the ocean, so Nantasket beach is often a destination.
FW: What would you tell a friend if they were considering a move to Fairing Way?
DP: I would tell a friend not to hesitate about making the decision to live in a retirement community. In fact, the younger you are, the more fun you can have here at Fairing Way before age and infirmity slow you down!