I moved to Arcata in 1974 to attend HSU from Southern California and never looked back. I raised a family and had a 25 year career in the aging field as a Clinical Social Worker. My 2 adult children live out of the area and have independent lives. As I begin to think about my own aging and my priorities, I am thrilled about the option of a Life Plan community coming to this area. Though I believe there are many rich resources for seniors in this area, there is no model of senior housing like the life plan community model. I want to stay in this amazingly beautiful area among this creative and generous community that I feel so connected to, and not have to leave to find a supportive senior housing option somewhere else. I also don’t want to burden my children with coordinating my care needs in the future. I see the this project as a gift to them as well as a legacy that we can leave to this area.