Why Carsins Run for the Alsids? Location, location, location!
Jerry and Diane Alsid have been living in Bel Air for the last 12 years and love the area—especially with a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter in Bel Air, and a daughter and son-in-law close by in Towson, Maryland.
“Bel Air is a wonderful small town. We love the convenience of the area—there’s plenty of shopping and restaurants. Plus, Carsins Run will keep us close to family,” says Jerry.
Before retiring, the Alsids enjoyed fulfilling careers in education. Diane was a kindergarten teacher for 25 years; Jerry was Director of College Admissions and Assistant to the Superintendent in Baltimore County. After retiring from the County, Jerry served as a Consultant to the U.S. Senate for Medicare Legislation.
The couple loves to travel—they’ve been to 162 countries—and Diane is very involved with community and church volunteer activities. They speak glowingly about the activities they look forward to as Carsins Run residents, especially excursions with new Carsins Run friends.
"We were looking for a smaller retirement community in terms of the number of apartments—similar activities to a larger community, but more close-knit."
Jerry and Diane also appreciate the full continuum of care aspect of Carsins Run. “Harford County didn’t have a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). We were pleased to see Carsins Run is going to be built here. Jerry’s parents lived at a life plan community for years, so we were familiar with the concept,” adds Diane.
Equally important on their list of must-haves is to live in a small community that feels more like a neighborhood. "We were looking for a smaller retirement community in terms of the number of apartments—similar activities to a larger community, but more close-knit." Carsins Run fits the bill precisely.
The couple also appreciates that they can move into an apartment at Carsins Run with amenities similar to where they are now, before transitioning to assisted care. Diane adds, “It makes sense to do that—to live in a residence with a full spectrum of care, where you can easily make the transition to assisted living without having to move to another community.” not st " " Jerry jokingly adds, “Another reason we love Carsins Run is they have the greatest crab feasts, luncheons and Christmas parties in town!” From activities and get-togethers, to friends and family, the Alsids have found a place to call home with Carsins Run.