At 91 and 80 years, we have been looking for the perfect place to spend our golden? no, more like rusting years. Long time cruisers who loved these waters, and having children fairly nearby, we gave up living on Lake Champlain in VT and decided to TRY to settle down.
We've come to a 65+ facility in Groton (Windham Falls) and are quickly adjusting to eating 24 hours a day. We still have a car so are able to check out the surroundings. They are lovely! At Eastern Point there is a great small beach right on Long Island Sound. UCONN has a gorgeous campus next door where their marine biology courses are held. There are marinas, boat ramps, a par 3 golf course as well as a regulation town course.
My favorite is a dog park called (and I love it...) "Central Bark." Nearby is the new Senior Citizens' Center with every activity you could ask for as well as trips. The library is across the parking lot. Banks and supermarkets are all over the place. And restaurants? Are you kidding? Dozens to satisfy every taste.
New London's hospital has a walk-in clinic in Groton for lab work, emergencies and out-patient surgery. There's a movie theater, and if that's not enough amusement for you, cross the Thames River to New London and take a day-long round-trip ride on the ferry to Orient Point, LI. Or spend your day at one of two first-class casinos: Foxwood, or the more popular Mohegan Sun (home of the new women's basketball sensations - The Sun.)
"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be..." Rabbi ben Ezra by Robert Browning