Even though Shirley Fowler’s granddaughter is in high school, she never misses a chance to catch a film with her grandmother in her cushy apartment at the Lakes of Paducah. Shirley loves a good flick and enjoys her granddaughter’s company even more.
“She has an open invitation all the time,” Shirley says.
The circumstances that brought Shirley to her lakes apartment are bittersweet. When her husband of 55 years became ill, he wanted to be sure his bride was well-cared for. The apartments at the Lakes of Paducah fit his criteria to a tee.
Shirley’s husband passed away in September 2016. Since then she has developed friendships through the Lakes’ on-campus activities. She stays busy in her exercise class, loves listening to the pianist during dinner and enjoys taking in the scenic views available to her right from the comfort of her living room.
Shirley remembers the initial fear she felt in moving to a new home, however, she looks back on the change with gratitude.
“You have to take the jump,” she says. “Because it does feel like a jump, but it’s really a nice place to live.”