Resident Esther Weik is Enjoying Her Worry-Free Lifestyle Surrounded by Friends at Rockland Place

You can take your chances staying put, or you can choose to start thriving in the right retirement community.

“I was in a house that had four bedrooms upstairs and one down. And I knew I couldn’t stay in a house with that many bedrooms. It just wasn’t necessary when I was there by myself.” – Esther Weik, resident of Rockland Place

You can learn a lot from someone who has been in your shoes. Their honest insight can help you navigate your way to the place that’s right for you, regardless of which community you choose. (All quotes contained in this post are excerpts from an interview conducted with Esther Weik on Friday, May 6th, 2016. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

According to Esther, Delaware is such a small state, you’re either related to somebody or you know somebody. Perhaps you already know Esther! One of seven Henry children, she graduated from Wilmington High, worked as a secretary, married James Weik and raised three children in Meadow Wood, Newark. Two years ago, with the help of her children, she decided to sell the family home along with her car, and start enjoying her next chapters at Rockland Place. Esther loves French Toast, chocolate and her family. She enjoys attending Mass, reading and needlework, too. But most of all, since moving to Rockland Place, she enjoys waking up and having people to talk to anytime she wants.

Esther Weik describes the events leading to her decision to move to Rockland Place as a “comedy of errors.” Either episode could have had tragic consequences. She’s lucky things turned out so well. “Being in a house with all the bedrooms was a comedy of errors. One day I had a charley horse in my leg and I went to get out of my bed to stand on it and I was on the edge of the bed and I fell out of bed and broke my nose… the second time I was carrying laundry up the steps to go to the second floor and I tripped over my shoe and I fell over backwards and I fractured a rib. Then my kids said, ‘That’s it mom, you’re out of here.’” – Esther Weik

Leaving a house after 50 years isn’t easy, but Esther had help. The moving company transported her bedroom and living room furnishings to her new apartment and her kids divided the rest. Now they’re all living worry free and Esther’s having fun enjoying “a little bit of everything.”

“We start out with our exercise in the morning and then we play games like trivia and different things. Of course we go out to visit different areas even if we just go out on the bus and take a ride around to different parts of the city…There’s a lot of opportunities here. There really is, which is really wonderful to be here.” – Esther Weik

Esther used to enjoy cooking but now she enjoys breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared to order and served to her, with no dishes to wash. “It’s a tough life I have to tell you,” she joked. She recommends anyone who may be thinking about their future to research options like Rockland Place. “We’ve got a lot of delightful people that work here. They’re very patient with the residents which I do have to give them credit for that because I know it’s tough some days.” – Esther Weik


Residents of Rockland Place enjoy services and amenities that support a carefree, fun-filled lifestyle.DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT
Meet Esther over a drink in the dining room or a cup of Earl Grey in our Victorian Tea Room. Just call 1-302-565-4160 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.


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