Shuffleboard court in the garden behind Georgia belle apartments, where I live. Tallahassee, florida, usa.
Yes I live here, on the fith floor, overlooking the other side. People come out all day long to sit in the garden. there are about 160 people living here, from 62 to 90-something; some people have lived here for over 15 years.
I read that the large shuffleboard court club, in st. pete, fla, is having a revival! Most newcomers are 18 to 25 years old!
this game is actually a cut-throat game!
People do not play this game so much here, but the scene looks so "old fashioned", anyways.
It takes someone who is interested in starting this game, and here nowadays, no one is interested.
Otherwise, "they say", the residents, that this is one of the better "family feeling" places to live as a senior, in tallahassee. Lots of hugs, lots of friendly people. No one here is really "bitter", "closed up", like some seniors are. There are many ativities, a library, a store, a computer room, meals several days a week, sings, church services....
but the amubulance comes for someone about several times per month and eveyone here has more or less accepted that someday this ambulance will come for them!
Uploaded by freestone on 10 Jun '05, 9.52am EDT.
Friday, May 05, 2006