16 Jun Moving to Mount Vernon Towers: “A Good Experience”
In 2014, long-term Dunwoody residents Don Reser and his wife Deanie wanted to move to Mount Vernon Towers, in particular so that she would be able to receive the care she needed in the PCC section of the retirement community in the heart of Sandy Springs.
Sadly, before they were able to move together, Don’s beloved wife of more than 63 years passed away in September 2014. Don, supported by their four children who all live in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, decided to follow through on the plans to move into Mount Vernon Towers.
“We had looked at several retirement communities in the area and originally selected Mount Vernon Towers because of its Personal Care Center, and because of its close proximity to our familiar doctors,” explains Mr. Reser. “I knew some church friends who lived here already, and I know this area well – we lived in Dunwoody for more than 45 years and saw Perimeter Mall built from the ground up. We were living here when you’d have to stop for chickens in the road, before I-285 was even finished!”
Though it was hard to move from his home in the same month that he lost his wife, Mr. Reser agrees that overall, it was a good move and a good experience.
The grandfather of eleven and great-grandfather of three continues to stay active, and notes that “…at Mount Vernon Towers, you can be as busy as you want. I actually was part of the Comedy Troupe show in February earlier this year, and wore a giant box!”
“Also, the staff members here have been wonderful – when you need something, you get it,” he says. “I brought the RV that we used to travel all over the U.S. with me to the Towers, because I still want to make trips and attend annual rallies. When I recently needed access to an electrical outlet for my RV in the parking area, the facilities manager made sure that everything worked; no hassles.”
“I love to travel, and I like to remember some of the great trips we’ve made out West and all through the country, including three trips to Alaska. I enjoy re-reading the five shelves of my wife’s scrapbooks and photo albums that highlight our travels, and I hope to continue to travel for many years to come.”
Mr. Reser, for 32 years an engineer with Western Electric, the manufacturing arm of all Bell companies, enjoyed his career in the company’s plant in Norcross. “My job was to set up new manufacturing processes. When the company would buy new equipment, we would write the specifications, how to run and maintain it, or how to improve and streamline the current processes.”
Mr. Reser misses working in his vegetable garden in Dunwoody, and recalls how his wife loved to can every summer. But he appreciates some of the new experiences after his move, like having the view from his seventh-story 2-bedroom condominium, facing in the direction of Dunwoody. “I see the sun come up every morning.”
About Mount Vernon Towers:
Mount Vernon Towers is an established senior condominium community in the heart of Sandy Springs, one of Atlanta’s most desirable and convenient neighborhoods near world-class hospitals, major traffic arteries, great shopping and a variety of restaurants. It offers a number of different floor plans, a variety of activities and social events, excellent dining and 24-hour security, as well as a 28-bed personal care community: Sandy Springs Assisted Living.
Come learn about life at Mount Vernon Towers. Please call to make a reservation for a private tour soon: 404-255-3534.