Texas Man Describes Plan to Retire at Holiday Inn in Facebook Post Gone Viral

A Texas man's Facebook post in which he describes his unconventional plan to ultimately retire at a Holiday Inn to avoid nursing-home costs is going viral."No nursing home for us," wrote Terry Robison of Spring, Harris County, in a post that had since been shared nearly 123,000 times as of Wednesday evening. "We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!"In his Feb. 7 post, Robison said he'd checked on long-term reservations at the Holiday Inn, a discounted rate that along with a senior discount came out to just over $59 a night - far less than the cost of a nursing home, which he pegged at $188 per day."They treat you like a customer, not a patient," wrote Robinson, who attended the University of Texas at Arlington. "It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today."Besides, he noted, the hotel chain offers free breakfast, with some sites even offering afternoon happy hours. Other amenities include around-the-clock security, swimming pools, workout rooms, complimentary shampoo and soap - and depending on the location, free airport shuttles."You're not stuck in one place forever," he said. "You can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii? They have Holiday Inn there too."The combined savings, he said, would leave plenty of monthly income left over for lunches and dinners, special TV movies and gratuities.While Robison suggested the possibility of faking limps to earn trips aboard ADA vans, he did note that grandkids could likely make use of the hotel pool during family visits."There is a better way when we get old and feeble," he said. "What more could I ask for? So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin."  Continue reading...

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