Touching Lives Stories
Barb’s Story: A Carefree Lifestyle That Allows Her to Do What She Loves
If you see Barb out around town and ask her how she likes living at our community, she will tell you, “I would recommend it to anyone and everyone!”
Barb came to us after arthritis got the best of her, she says. Barb lived in a three-story condo for 18 years until she decided to sell her home.
She wanted to make her life easier. She lived on her own. Her husband passed away in 1992 – just 20 days after he received a cancer diagnosis. Eleven years later, her son passed away.
Being on her own was too much for her to handle, and going up and down the stairs became more difficult as her arthritis progressed.
“I’m no spring chicken anymore,” she said. “I’m in my late 70’s”.
Her daughters came to tour our community. They were impressed, so they brought Barb in, and she fell in love.
After living on her own, she craved having a connection with people again. Barb found that here.
Another thing that was important to Barb was having space to work on cards, bookmarks, sewing and her other craft projects. She shares her talents with others and often gives cards to residents and employees at our community.
An active resident at our community, Barb was recently elected president of the Resident Council. She wants to help new residents settle into their new home. Barb’s laugh is contagious, and she made our community a great place to live!