Aging Because that’s What All of Us Are Doing

It is interesting that many of my readers like my papers on aging and want more. In the Senior Village in which I live, I am one of the oldest. The Village doesn’t offer Senior Care, as the facility is really an apartment complex with many resources. There’s a dining room and bar, indoor swimming pool, exercise room and equipment, movie theater, and meeting and game rooms.

It’s not a resort, but like a resort. Our apartment is about 800 sq. ft. with two bedrooms. One of which we use as our office/computer room. Our living room features a big picture window that looks out on the Sierra Mountains and Mt. Rose Ski area. 

All 135 apartments are serviced by maintenance people who fix what needs to be fixed. Also, our apartment is cleaned once a week. We are fortunate to have excellent management and staff who are always there for us if needed. Everything is under one roof— Two buildings connected by an inviting lobby.

The two bedrooms apartments are the most popular. While the Senior Village (Revel) has a large and growing waiting list, a few studios remain available. It has been open for two and a half years, and we were, with about 25 others, the first to move in. By the way, we checked all the other Senior Villages in Reno and concluded this was and is the best.

Singles (primarily women) are the majority; surprisingly, most are from the east coast. They are in Reno because their adult children and grandchildren live here. Wise move.

Sy

Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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