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First Class Retirement on a Dime

I’ve always thought about retiring. What will I do? Where will I stay? Maybe get an RV & travel the back roads....?
Well, Mr Robinson figured out the most genius way to retire in style. 

Imagine: A maid to make your bed & clean your room every day. A nice hot breakfast every morning. A gym to enjoy to keep healthy. A temperature controlled swimming pool with a full time pool attendant. A washer & dryer. Daily fresh towels. Daily trash removal. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion & razors replenished. Shuttles & busses to anywhere in the city. 

Yep! Let’s check into the Holiday Inn!!!

Think about it:  A nursing home or assisted living facility costs about $150 a day. That’s for a rink-a-dink one. The fancy ones, about $300 a day. You have to supply all your own toiletries & family’s just cringe at visiting nursing homes & assisted living facilities. Generally, they’ll pick you up & take you out. There’s a really nothing for your family to enjoy (other than you) when visiting. 

I know, I mentioned an RV. But gas, food, engine problems, sitting long distances, hit a bump & things fling around out of the cabinets... setting up & RV park rental fees. Shoot, I bet that would be more than $60 that you’d would have spent at Holiday Inn for the day with the senior discount!  Having your family come to visit & stay in their own room, enjoying your same amenities & the kids swimming in the pool & daily happy hour?? Ummm yes!

Forget the RV, retirement condos, assisted living facilities, retirement communities & all the above. Let’s all live in the lap of Holiday Inn LUXURY!! SPF IM IN HEAVEN!! 🏖🌅🏜
My SPiT FAMilY could join me & we could enjoy the lobby area to craft in. If we throw a party, they always have a conference room!! Magic!!
I’m selling everything & jumping onto the Holiday Inn Retirement Plan!  
(Having a daily maid is what really sold me. 😏)

Check out Terry Robinson’s post that sparked this morning’s coffee blog. He’s a cool dude & I sure hope I run into him one day. Shoot, I bet he starts a hotel retirement revolution!! 

Terry Robinson February 7, 2009

No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care around $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.
I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn. For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.
That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.
$5 worth of tips a day and you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.
They treat you like a customer, not a patient.
There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.
The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).
To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there. While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.
It takes months to get into a decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today .
And you're not stuck in one place forever, you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii ? They have a Holiday Inn there too.
TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.
The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they'll call an ambulance . Or the undertaker.
If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.
And no worries about visits from the family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days for a mini-vacation. The grand-kids can use the pool.
What more could I ask for?

So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin.