Sue Blaustein, a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Burroughs Wellcome Management Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, had a 35-year career in the pharmaceutical industry. She’s been married to her husband, Mark, for 50 years. They have two daughters, two grandchildren and a 17-year-old cat named Skeeter.
Upon retirement from GlaxoSmithKline in 2012, Sue redirected her energies to learning the acoustic guitar, taking dance classes and getting involved in a meaningful community organization. She became a community board member at the University of North Carolina Medical Center’s Office of Human Research Ethics. This was also the ideal time frame for Sue and Mark to research the options for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in the Chapel Hill area, where they had lived for 30 years. Trading the responsibilities of home ownership for the simplicity of apartment living made a lot of sense. Contemplating the array of cultural, recreational and health care resources of a CCRC was an appealing way to look at their future.
This future is now a reality. Sue and her husband moved to Galloway Ridge in Pittsboro, N.C., in 2016 and are very happy with their decision.