Meet Our Residents: Elaine Tassi
Peace of mind comes from different things for different people.
Those researching Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) like Plantation Village are often seeking similar securities in terms of a maintenance-free lifestyle, social connections and opportunities, physical wellness, and access to a continuum of healthcare.
Elaine moved here after more than 20 years in the Olde Point community in Hampstead, NC. She’s originally from New York state.
She was growing tired of living alone in a large house that was becoming too big to care for. She’s a retired legal secretary, avid golf, and tennis player.
She wanted to retire to an active community where she could continue to enjoy her hobbies and passions without the demands of homeownership.
Most mornings you’ll find her attending an AquaTone swim class or walking our 3+ miles of paved pathways throughout our 58 acre campus for exercise. She says when the weather is poor, she hits the gym instead!
She is both physically active and socially engaged. Elaine serves as a member of the PV “First Team” and helps regularly with marketing events for guests. She enjoys many of the tours and restaurant outings organized by our Community Life Services team as well.
Hospitality and quality of service is something we pride ourselves on as a community.
During Hurricane Florence, we evacuated our residents (and their pets!) to a hotel in Greensboro, NC. We took over the hotel for two weeks, hosting activities in the ballrooms and driving our coaches around town to visit the movie theater, the mall, and almost anywhere else residents wanted to go. Elaine said she felt a little guilty about being on a “4-star mini-vacation!” while family members who rode the storm out along the coast struggled to deal with the aftermath. This experience bonded many of our newer residents and it was during this time that Elaine developed deeper friendships with her new neighbors.
It is the people who make the place, and this place is full of some of the friendliest around.
Anna Cook is Marketing Coordinator at Plantation Village, a non-profit continuing care retirement community that offers independent living on a 56-acre campus in Porters Neck, minutes from downtown Wilmington and area beaches.