I am doing just that now, and I have redefined the word “place.” It does not have to be a real place. It can be a place created by what you love doing. For example, when I was a young girl my home life was not a happy place. I was lucky and discovered “dancing” – I took lessons and danced all the time whether in reality or in day dreams. Dancing took me to a place that was wonderful; I was so happy that I could forget the other stuff that was not so great. I could dance and transport my very psyche into a glorious place. Some people use music; some art. Some need certain people to have a happy place. My point is whether the place is physical or mental, it is something we seniors need to strive to find. Our places!
Presently I am living in a “place” that makes me unhappy. So I am searching for another place to live that will be better. Environment is important to me. I do not have to be happy there; I just need to be in an ordinary place that I can build upon.
If you love being with your grandchildren – they give you a happiness that you cannot describe - maybe you should move closer to them. If golf does it for you; live near a golf course. I love the beach so I guess you know that is where I plan to move. I will still be old and poor, but I can visit the beach which is the place that makes me so content and happy. If I can go there easily, I can live anywhere. If there was a beach near where I am now, I could stand the conditions of my environment.
My opinion is that we as seniors are entitled to be in a happy “place” for the rest of our lives. We also should be searching for it so that we can enjoy the life left for us. My place and your place make our lives worth living. Whatever place does that is the place we should be. I am creating mine – will you?