Most units have the family name on the door, and some residents personalize it with the first names as well.
As I walked along the 9th floor hallway, I caught the name on the door, thought it was an interesting name, 'Mow-dell,' as I pronounced it to myself as I opened the door and climbed another couple flights of stairs.
As I walked down the next hall, I noticed more names, Smith - Jones - Schwartz, and that name again, 'Mow-dell.' I thought that was pretty amazing - really, what were the odds that we would have two families with the same name living within a couple floors of each other.
As I walked down the hall, the light bulb in my head clicked on, and I realized my mistake.
It wasn't a last name at all.
The apartment was a Model!
Aah, the education of a development director working in a Continuing Care Retirement Community.