Touching Lives Stories
Betty’s Story: Embracing Love From Her Cedar Grove Family
Moving to Cedar Grove has been life-changing for Betty.
Since moving in earlier this year, she has improved her balance by attending our exercise classes. Her overall health has improved – something she credits to the healthy meals we provide. Most telling of Betty’s happiness is how she has blossomed into an outgoing and confident resident here.
Betty tells everyone that she has finally found a place that feels like home.
Her family can enjoy all of the amenities and activities that Cedar Grove has to offer with her, and she is surrounded by love from other residents and our staff.
“I really like the place, especially my cat here with me, and it couldn’t feel more like home,” Betty said.
Fred’s Story: Regaining His Independence and Finding Home
Fred found his way to our community at a time when difficulties were mounting in his life.
At first, he wasn’t sure what moving to Cedar Grove would mean for him. There were so many uncertainties, but he quickly realized that the move was the best decision he could have made. Fred knew he had found a home with people who cared for him and could provide the assistance he needs to maintain his independence.
More than that, our community is giving Fred a chance to experience things he never thought he would, including forming connections and building special friendships.
He recalls the day another resident extended her hand and asked him to sit with her at lunch. They sat together that day, talking aimlessly, and almost every day since then, they’ve sat together for meals.
This was a small step toward helping Fred regain his dignity and start the next chapter in his life.
“I enjoy living here at Cedar Grove,’ he says. “It took me a little time to get used to it, but this is where I want and need to be.”