Life changes constantly, so why should you consider any home a permanent one? Flexibility means freedom.
“I liked the conditions here in The Watermark where you can rent, you can stay here for a month, for two months or three months or forever.” – Hans Wedin, resident of The Watermark at Logan Square
MEET HANS WEDIN, A SWEDISH-BORN BUSINESSMAN WHO THINKS THE WATERMARK IS GREAT IN ANY LANGUAGE.
You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Hans Wedin on Friday, August 12th, 2016. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)
Hans graduated from Uppsala University, the oldest university in Sweden. A career in international sales and marketing brought him to the U.S. in 1966. The daughters he raised in New Jersey now live in Philadelphia and New York. Still involved in his business, Hans travels all over Europe and Asia. In addition to Swedish and English, he speaks Norwegian, Danish, some German and some French. When home, he finds his Watermark way of life ideal. There are so many great places to walk Bella, his retriever mix. He works out daily in the fitness center, eats breakfast with his gym partner and joins neighbors for movies.
WHY MOVE NOW?
Many folks living at The Watermark are not even retired. When they come home from the office or a business trip, they never have to fix a meal, or a roof. They don’t need a gym membership or even their own car. Who wouldn’t relish such a life? “I’ve been doing a lot of traveling to Asia to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea, and also to Europe because that was my business. I’ve been back here right now in Philadelphia for about three years because my daughter lives also in Philadelphia and I love it here. And I came to Watermark less than one year ago, I think June 15, 2016. I like it very much here. I made a lot of friends over here and I plan to stay here.” – Hans Wedin
PEACE OF MIND
When the house where he raised his daughters became too big, Hans bought a home 20 minutes closer to his daughter in Philadelphia and finally, in June of 2016, he moved to The Watermark. “I’m glad I came here. Maybe one of the reasons is my daughters don’t have to worry about me. If something happens to me a year or ten years from today that they need to find a place for me to move, they don’t have to look for it. I’m here already. Right now I’m in independent living. If something happens to me, I can move to dependent living, so I think my daughters love it that I’ve come here.” – Hans Wedin
Thanks to friendly neighbors, although he knew none of them before moving in, Hans has had no trouble getting acquainted and making friends at The Watermark. “They’ve been very, very nice. The first person I met is Dee [Levin]…. She has been introducing me to a lot of people. So I’ve been very happy here.” – Hans Wedin
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Hans over a drink at The Mark or coffee in the Gallery Café. Just call 1-215-240-8915 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.
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