Resident Anne McPhail is Enjoying an Active, Fun-Filled Lifestyle at The Fountains

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“People here at The Albemarle are absolutely wonderful. It’s a big family, it’s a big family and everybody cares for everybody.” –Anne McPhail, resident of The Fountains at The Albemarle

MEET ANNE MCPHAIL, A SCHOOL TEACHER FROM NORTHAMPTON COUNTY WHO’S LEARNING NEW WAYS TO MAKE HER LIFE FULL, ACTIVE AND FUN IN TARBORO.
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 Anne McPhail on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017. To read the full, un-edited transcript, please click here.)

Prior to moving to The Fountains this past winter, Anne enjoyed life as a North Carolina native in Northampton County with her husband Dougal, whom she was married to for 53 years. She graduated East Carolina College as a business major and went on to teach school for 32 years. Anne retired due to her deteriorating eyesight, but that hasn’t stopped her from seeing the value in living life to the fullest at a friendly, supportive retirement community. At The Fountains she takes complete advantage of activities, exercise and meals and she loves her spacious two-bedroom apartment.

THE TIME IS RIGHT
It’s human nature to resist change, but time marches on and sometimes change is unavoidable. When Anne lost her eyesight and her husband passed away, change was thrust upon her. She knew she could no longer stay at home alone and didn’t want to become dependent on her family. She explored her options and found a new home to love at The Fountains at The Albemarle. “And I did not want to go home and live with my people, I just always said I would never do that because the house is not big enough for two families, so I just sort of wanted to be independent…” – Anne McPhail

ENJOY EACH DAY
Anne knew that staying at home alone wasn’t an option. She had the right mindset and was determined to make a positive change for her future. “There’s no way that you can’t enjoy it, you know… We go down to the lobby and then when the weather permits we go outside and sit under the portico, it’s really nice and then go walking. And then we have a bus that takes us on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to anywhere you want to go in Tarboro…” – Anne McPhail

THE RETIREMENT YOU DESERVE
Losing her eyesight hasn’t kept Anne cooped up in her apartment, she loves being involved in community life and enjoying her retirement with friends, old and new. “…she stayed in her apartment all the time. You can’t do that, you got to get out and see people, talk to people and go places, go to the events that they offer here… I cannot tell you how wonderful people are, they really are and everybody will help you if they see you coming and they know that you need it or if you ask that’s all it takes.” – Anne McPhail

 

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Meet Anne in person over a cup of gourmet coffee or a drink in our dining room. Just call 1-252-377-4396 to set up a time. Bring your questions and get honest answers straight from the source.

 

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Comments

  1. Posted on 05/09/17 by Laura Lewis

    She was my typing teacher at Scotland neck high school. I love that lady, such a sweet lady.

  2. Posted on 05/09/17 by Linda Sue Burnette Hall

    Mrs. McPhail taught me typing and bookkeeping in highschool. SNHS class of 69. I used the skills she taught me until I retired. She made me fall in love with accounting and that love lives on. Please give her my best regards and thanks. I am glad to hear that she is doing well.

  3. Posted on 05/09/17 by Vicky Braddy

    Anne McPhail lived and taught in Halifax County, not Northampton County. She was a spectacular teacher! So happy she is enjoying the Albemarle and I am hoping to visit her in the near future.

    • Posted on 05/09/17 by Amy Lampert

      Thank you for your wonderful comments Vicky. Just to further clarify, Anne McPhail was born in Pendleton, North Carolina, Northampton County. She started working in Northampton County in Seaboard, taught there for one year, then taught at Sunbury for three years and ended up teaching in Halifax County for the rest of her career. She thoroughly enjoyed going to work every day.

  4. Posted on 05/09/17 by Kathryn Avery Hunt

    I am one of Mrs. McPhail’s former students. She taught me at Scotland Neck High School in the late seventies. I would love for her to know the impact she made on me and how wonderful it was to be in her class. I felt honored and privileged to help her grade typing papers back then. I have thought of her often throughout the years. It is so good to know that she is enjoying a well deserved retirement.

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