After a two-hour drive from Seaford, DE, we stopped for lunch at the Back Burner Restaurant in Hockessin, DE. Actually, instead of eating in the restaurant, we went to their To Go shop, which also had tables to sit and eat. We had the daily special of shrimp poboys.
A short ride to Cokesbury Village, another former Methodist retirement community, taken over by ACTS in 2010. The first view is a bit startling; a stark concrete highrise building with curving wings.
|Cokesbury Village tower|
|Cokesbury Village Tower lobby|
|Looking down to the lobby; it reminds us|
of the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, FL
|The atrium with the Stitch and Chat group in session|
|Dining room with buffet for serving dinner only|
They have a gift shop, beauty salon/barbershop, a large library, a cyber lounge (with someone to help learn to use the iPad and smartphone), a fitness room, a craft room with a pool table, and two auditoriums.
|This auditorium also serves as the chapel|
|The tower from the back and the start of one curving wing|
|A couple cottages; every style of cottage has the peaked roof|
with vertical windows on one side and skylights on the roof.
|Extensive landscaped grounds with ponds and a gazebo|
Our tour took us into two two-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom cottage. The assisted living apartments are on the lower levels, and the health care units are in a building attached to the south wing.
The closest major airport is Philadelphia International/PHL, 29 miles away.
We left Cokesbury Village to travel the 6.5 miles to Country House in Wilmington, DE.