9/10/2021 | By Seniors Guide Staff

According to Fran

“I feel like a family member, not a room number.” 

8:00-8:30 a.m. 

Wake up and makes breakfast 

Grab the Richmond-Times Dispatch from my doorstep and fix coffee, yogurt, and fruit. 

9:30 a.m. 

Go for a morning stroll 

Walk a mile around the gorgeous grounds for my everyday exercise or go to the Fitness Center if the weather isn’t ideal. 

11 a.m. 

Channel my green thumb

Water and cut the rose bushes in my raised garden beds as I chat with friends in the community Garden Club. 

12:00 p.m. 

Enjoy lunch with new friends 

Socialize with new neighbors and waitstaff in the Dining Room, while treating myself to a sandwich, bowl of soup, and ice cream for dessert. 

Fran dining at Hermitage Richmond

2:00 p.m. 

Catch up with old friends 

Hop on a phone call or send emails to those I haven’t gotten the chance to see in person since the pandemic. 

3:00 p.m. 

Take a few classes 

Meet with our Creative Arts Coordinator, Caroline, to practice drawing botanicals then attend a Balance Class. 

Have dinner and unwind 

6:00 p.m. 

Grab a bite to eat off the weekly menu and then watch the evening PBS NewsHour or read a new David Baldacci novel. 

Visits from out-of-state family 

Spend quality time in Richmond with my daughter from Florida and son from Pennsylvania. 

Seniors Guide Staff

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Seniors Guide Staff