Posted by Seabury at Friendship Terrace on 11/23/2020

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A native Floridian, Gilbert enjoyed an extraordinary academic and teaching career, earning two Ph.D.s and gaining teaching assignments across the globe. Even though he had traveled widely, he was happy to settle in Florida. That is, until the effects of climate change made Florida increasingly dangerous.

As hurricane seasons became more intense, Gilbert and his wife faced power outages, property damage and repeated evacuations. While Gilbert enjoys good health, his wife is experiencing difficult health challenges. Every new storm brought a new threat of evacuation and new complications. It was time for something different.

The couple decided to move closer to their daughter Janice, who lives in Virginia. When Janice toured Seabury at Friendship Terrace in Washington, D.C., she was thrilled. Janice found the Seabury team to be “kind, good people.” She further noted, “The community is in a great neighborhood. We also had to take into account the cost of my parents living in DC. Friendship Terrace is an affordable community.”

Once settled in at Friendship Terrace, Gilbert began to share his many talents with his fellow residents. He made presentations on his work with Operation Crossroads Africa, helped organize discussions with residents who served in the Peace Corps, and launched lunch discussion groups. Gilbert is doing what he enjoys most: meeting new people, sharing his experiences, and NOT worrying about hurricanes.

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