You can expect the highest level of care and services at Asbury Solomons, but that’s just the start of what makes this community extraordinary. Whether you want to watch the sunset with friends along the river (a tradition here) or get active volunteering, there are always opportunities for both personal growth and fun. Keep reading to see what our residents have to say about life at Asbury.
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Sue and Dick Hu have left an indelible stamp on Asbury Solomons thanks to their drive to protect the environment, and specifically, the Patuxent River which runs behind their cottage. By moving to the community, they found a group of like-minded people eager to make things happen.
In five years, the Go Green Committee has revitalized recycling efforts campus-wide, identified projects to reduce run-off into the Patuxent, and added close to 2 million water-filtering oysters to this Chesapeake Bay tributary.
“I have always felt passionate about protecting the Chesapeake Bay. The range of species that live in and rely on these waters is staggering,” says Sue, a former science teacher. “Everything in an ecosystem is connected, and if we lose the water, we lose a tremendous amount. Far more than just the crabs that sit on someone’s plate for dinner. Stewardship of the bay and its tributaries needs to become part of our value system”
Peggy Hovermale was drawn to Asbury Solomons by her love of the water and childhood memories of fishing on Solomons Island with her father. Now, she loves it when her grandchildren visit and they all head down to the river to kayak, fish off the pier, or net fish along the beach.
“They think this is the greatest place to live! So do I. Asbury welcomes you onto a campus, but they also give you many opportunities to join the larger community,” Peggy says.
“I haven't regretted a day of my decision to move. My house would lose shingles or I'd need to get the chimney repointed. There was always something. I figured up what it would cost me to move versus stay in my house and it was actually less to move to Asbury Solomons. If I lived in my old neighborhood, I would be paying to go to the gym. Here, you have a pool and classes of any kind - yoga, zumba, balance. And you can take the high-impact aerobics here and get completely out of breath. They don't take it easy on you!
And eating in the dining room with its river view always feels like a luxury to me. You see some spectacular sunsets."
Cottage residents Jeannette and Dick Findley loved their waterfront home complete with dock and sailboat. With several acres, property taxes, and maintenance, though, they were ready for a ‘lock-it-and-leave’ lifestyle. What they got was far more.
“We knew it was time to downsize, and we still had the energy to do it,” Jeannette says. “We wanted to be able to close the door and go on vacation. It was time to simplify.”
“I had not anticipated the community feeling in moving here,” Dick says. “We’ve made so many friends through going to fitness classes and because everyone here is so welcoming and friendly. Enjoy the amenities, but enjoy the new friends, too.”
“We’re still connected to our Leonardtown community,” Jeannette says. “We can still attend our same church and see our doctors.”
“One of our favorite aspects of moving is the gift we have given to our sons,” Dick says. “Each of us dealt with the stress of caring for our parents long distance and figuring out what to do with their possessions. Ours won’t have that burden.”
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