not tired nor retired...
Friday coffee starts with Linda Quay each week at DCT. A reliable volunteer, she is down in the kitchen early to get the pots brewing and accompanying snacks arranged. Linda’s name came up on the waiting list last summer and she became a resident after making a decision last year to live apart from family.
While she is not tired nor retired, Linda made some decisions over the last several years to assist family that uprooted her and changed daily routines. A longtime homeowner in Alpharetta and working professional, she moved to Florida a few years back to help her son and their first child. After 6 years, her son in Decatur requested the same favor. Now, after a knee replacement and many a night of interrupted dreams by infant screams, she has found the best way to balance proximity to family and healthy personal space.
Commenting on the peace she feels in the DCT community, Linda states, “It is nice to spend time with people your own age.” The social atmosphere of DCT has offered her comfortable channels to engage with others including Bingo, crossword puzzles and coffee. She expresses, “friendships grow quickly at DCT as I have opportunity to frequently spend time with the same person.” This new sense of community has been meaningful to her and she is content that the tough decisions of 2018 were worth it. In an effort to be transparent, Linda adds that having friends pass has been the hard part of living here.
An accountant for many years, she is contemplating her professional steps to continue working. She’s around the corner from family and wakes up each morning grateful for the view and the quiet. If you come by on a Friday, you will find her in the community room supervising the brew.