Jubilee Community Association in Lacey, WA

"Always a friendly face"

Jean’s husband eats some homemade chocolate fondue with their grandkids. (Credit: Jean Rennick)

Neighbors are always available to lend a hand and help out.

We moved to Jubilee, a 55-plus community, in 2012. In February 2013, I had a freak accident and broke my ankle. I went in for surgery, but the night before my husband was admitted for an emergency appendectomy. I called a neighbor to see if she could take me for my outpatient surgery.   

My husband was in the hospital for three nights. After news spread about our health issues, another neighbor sent an email to our community asking for people to bring meals for both my husband and myself.

We had people bringing all kinds of food and cards for more than two weeks. Needless to say, we were very appreciative. Our neighbors have again and again been there for each other in good times and in times of need.

This is the best place in the country to live.