Mike and Carol Frost Moved from Ottawa
As Mike and Carol Frost found themselves moving toward retirement, Carol began to think about where they would live. Ottawa is her home town, and their children and grandchildren were there, but the hustle and bustle of city life had become something she and Mike did not want in retirement.
Carol saw a Retirement Miramichi advertisement on the Weather Nework and the idea of retiring to New Brunswick intrigued her to investigate further. When she ran the ideaby Mike, she quickly found out she was on her own! “What!! There’s no way I’m retiring in Miramichi, New Brunswick!!” was his reply.
That was until he got here. Miramichi has been home to the Frosts for over ﬁve years, and they can’t imagine aywhere else they would rather be.“
The people got me ﬁrst," says Mike. "They are so friendly and cheerful no matter where you are, the lifestyle is very laid-back, no rushing around for anything, and they just live and let live. Ït’s a neat little town. And," he adds, "the cost of living is a fact of life for most retirees, us included. We can live here instead of merely surviving. It’s quiet and peaceful and it’s a place our grandchildren can be comfortable and free like kids should be, not like in the city.”
Small towns are boring? Not to the Frosts. Carol is a member of the Miramichi Quilt Guild, and Mike
- Video 1: Why we chose Retirement Miramichi
- Video 2: What we like about the city
- Video 3: What Retirement Miramichi has to offer
- Video 4: Activities at Retirement Miramichi
serves on the Hermitage Social Committee as well as volunteering at the hospital. They play darts on Sunday nights, bowl regularly, and take in the summer concerts on Waterford Green and Ritchie Wharf with friends from within and from around the community.
Their yard is a source of pride for them, a landscapers dream. It borders onto a grove pf trees in the retirement community and they have added benches, a fountain and greenery. For the rosts, Mike sums it up in one line: “This is as close to heaven as one is going to get for retirement.”