What do you want to be
when you grow up?
BECOMING GROWN-UPS NOT OLD.
Guild Siena believes in the right to independence. And it offers free spirits a new concept of spaces for the elderly, to allow them to live as they choose (not as others choose for them).
Guild Siena proposes a new concept of environment in which proud and determined individuals can enjoy an independent and stimulating Third Age as they deserve.
When I grow up I want to live like this, and you?
When I grow up, I want to please.
“There isn’t a specific age at which to stop feeling attractive. At least not for me. I’m not the type to let time defeat me, in fact, I bend it to my desires. Besides, becoming older has freed me from all constraints. Today I truly feel beautiful. And I still want to feel desired. Yes, even now that I’m older, I want to please.”
When I grow up, I want to take care of myself.
“I’ve been independent all my life. Now that I’m 70 years old… my daughter talks to me about caregivers. To me! Let’s not joke around. I take care of myself very well.
I certainly won’t start taking orders from someone else now. From a caregiver, no less… I’m not old, I’m just older. I know what to do and when. I have no intention of sharing my space and my time with a stranger.”
When I grow up, I want a new love.
“My house is your house: that has always been my motto… Then the house emptied out… but now that age has taken away my loved ones and friends, I don’t want to live on memories. I won’t give in to loneliness. Now that I’m older, I want joy and companionship. I want a new love.”
When I grow up, I want to be treated like a grown-up.
“I was the best in my class and became a respected doctor, a point of reference for everyone. I have always been in control of my choices. And now my son, whom I taught everything to, treats me like a child. But I won’t stand for it. Now that I’m older, I want to be treated like an adult.”