As a former manager in retailing, Mme Duclos choose Selection St-Jean for her “action-oriented” retirement and is making the most of every summer pleasure while it lasts. We met her in the meandering of a Bal en Blanc themed night between two glasses of wine… white wine. Portrait of an easily happy, communicative woman.

Do you regularly participate in themed night?

“ YES, I almost attend everything! I am a girl-gang person. I especially enjoy the “bal en blanc” themed night. Everyone is really into it, and the result is just WOW. I cannot wait to see the photos your photographer took on this particular night. Everyone looks so good; it really puts us in the mood. Even the singer - hired especially for the occasion - was wearing a wonderful white dress. I especially loved her interpretation of Céline Dion; everyone was singing along.

We also served a delicious white fish with some greens and for dessert, a white strawberry shortcake with some real cream, it was really really good. Speaking of themed nights, we also had a really great beach party last winter… Everyone dressed in summer clothes, it was so fun. Here, ultimately, it is a bit like summer all year long!”

What are your biggest (and smallest) joys at Selection?

“ Friends, card games and behind surrounded… no matter what, I enjoy every moment. People always say I am easily content. I think it is true, but - especially here- it is even easier to be happy on an everyday basis. Even when I am home, I feel surrounded. As soon as the hot days arise, I display flowers on my balcony. I love to sit there and enjoy my breakfast. I have a wonderful view of the garden; I simply love to observe people and life itself.”

The perfect summer day, in your opinion?

“ It starts with an aqua fitness day at the pool, then continues with a petanque tournament and ends - holding a beer or wine - sitting in the outdoor swings, experiencing a great talk with friends. A day in which you cannot see the hours pass, that is my ideal summery time!”

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Summertime has come!


You’ve been waiting patiently, hoping it would finally come, and it is finally here, summertime! It brings joy, warmth and delight to everyone around us. Take advantage of the many activities and outings available to unwind and energize yourself within our complexes Sélection Retraite.

You love the comfortable summer temperature. You love to discover the world and your world. You love to fill up your spare time with great memories while still taking care of yourself. With Sélection Retraite, you can live your retirement differently and by your own rules.

Appreciate our diverse range of services and care, which will surely bring you a new serenity, so that you can experience what matters in your own eyes. Indulge yourself and enjoy the moment, because summertime is even better at Sélection Retraite.

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