Resident Myrna Bloom-Marcus’ Longing to be Home in Philadelphia Moved Her to The Watermark

There’s so much to enjoy when you can live each day free of worries and supported by caring associates, friends and family.

“It felt great right from the beginning, it really did.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus, resident of The Watermark at Logan Square

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 Myrna Bloom-Marcus on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

You can take a gal out of Philly, but you can’t take Philly out of a gal. Myrna is a perfect example. Interested in art from a young age, the Philadelphia native studied at the Tyler School of Art, majoring in painting and sculpture. She married and lived throughout the northeast before retiring to Boca Raton, Florida. Being a swimmer, she enjoyed the beach weather but after a time, boredom set in, which eventually led to bouts of depression and the realization that Philadelphia was calling her home. Myrna is a professional artist whose work is held in private collections and at the Biggs Museum in Delaware. Living in Center City – surrounded by family, friends, galleries and museums – stimulates her artist within.

Will Rogers famously said, “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” It is tempting sometimes, to just sit there, especially as years go by. Getting out and about isn’t as easy as it used to be, especially when you’re on your own. Being on your own may be a point of pride but it really isn’t much fun. With one smooth move, you can situate yourself in a stimulating environment that supports your natural desire to get out there and experience all that life has to offer. Good friends, great food and interesting outings. That’s what retirement community living is all about. Best of all, moving is easier than you imagine. Explore your options and see the possibilities emerge. “I don’t know, everything just fell into place.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus

Within months of moving from their Florida condominium to The Watermark at Logan Square in April 2014, Myrna’s husband passed away. The family felt he was relieved to have his wife situated where she would have all the support she could ever need. Her two sons, who live in the area, are also happy to have her near. Moreover, she believes they’re happy that she’s happy. Never bored, her life in Philadelphia is full and she is grateful. She looks out her 24th story window to see a spectacular skyline. She enjoys strolling the neighborhood and taking in the sights, sounds and aromas of home. “I get up early, I go to breakfast. Then I go usually to exercise class.” – Myrna Bloom-Marcus

Dining with different neighbors nightly is just one of the simple joys Myrna appreciates about living at The Watermark at Logan Square. And doing the dishes is not something she misses a bit. Instead of boring household chores, she’s off to the shore to get her beach fix with her neighbors or joining them for a trip to Manhattan and a tour of the World Trade Center Museum. These are not activities she’d likely be doing on her own in Boca Raton. Sitting around is certainly an option, but with so many fun things to do, why bother?


LS_art studio 2_DSC0149_cropDON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Myrna over a drink at The Mark or coffee in the Gallery Café. Just call 1-215-395-6777 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

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