Touching Lives Stories
Dave and Judy’s Story: Finding Love at Heritage Woods of Charleston
Judy and Dave’s love story began at Heritage Woods of Charleston.
One day, Dave asked Judy if he could sit with her – and the rest is history.
“We just sat together, and everything started working out,” Judy recalled fondly.
Since then, the two have grown close, helping out around Heritage Woods our events in the area.
“I just fell in love with her,” Dave said.
He wanted to make things official, so on Valentine’s Day, he proposed.
“I was shocked,” Judy said. “I didn’t expect a ring.”
The two have not set a date to be married, but others have already seen their story through social media posts about the proposal.
Their story was featured on our Facebook page and XYZ.
“I’m just following my dreams,” Dave said. “I never thought I’d fall in love again.”
Often as people age, they think that certain parts of their lives have ended.
Dave and Judy are a living testimony to love. They have shown us that it is never too late to find love, and you just never know where love will find you.
They are forever grateful because Heritage Woods of Charleston brought them together.
We are looking forward to seeing them create more memories in their next chapter at our community.
Diana’s Story: Turning Her Life Around to Help Our Community
When Diana moved into Heritage Woods of Charleston six years ago, she secluded herself, avoiding activities and socializing with others at the community. She’d come down to the dining room to pick up her meals and go back to her room to eat.
After about six months of this, our nursing staff and her physician realized that her medication needed to be adjusted.
That change meant a complete turnaround for Diana.
Now, she not only participates in activities, but is the chairperson for the Heritage Woods Resident Council. On Wednesdays, her voice carries through our community when she joins our sing-alongs and bell choir. A regular at our weekly exercise classes, she volunteers to lead the sessions when our instructor is unavailable.
Diana is like the mother hen at Heritage Woods. She loves to clean and cook. She sews for residents who are unable to do that for themselves. She is an outspoken advocate for herself and her neighbors. She is very compassionate toward others. She is always looking for ways to improve the lives of those around her. You can find Diana giving the kitchen staff pointers on how to prepare entrees or catch her in other residents’ rooms, offering to help them tidy up.
Her smile is contagious, and her laughter makes everyone else smile.
Diana is an inspiration to our community, and we love watching her spread her happiness throughout our building.
Raymond’s Story: Regaining His Independence, Sharing His Talent
Before Raymond moved to Heritage Woods, he lived alone in his apartment.
He enjoyed his place in nearby Marshall, but his family worried about him. Raymond ended up in the hospital, and later a nursing home, after a few health scares.
While he wanted to move back home, Raymond’s family knew he needed more assistance to help him maintain his independence.
They were right.
At Heritage Woods, Raymond can still do the things he liked to do while getting the assistance he needs. As a skilled craftsman, Raymond loves to do arts and crafts. His apartment is filled with his handiwork.
Most days, you can find Raymond walking around our community, socializing, helping others and greeting visitors as they walk through our door.
Raymond enjoys helping lighten the loads of others. He sees a need and is always eager to pitch in and help others at our community. Whether it is a neighbor or a staff member, Raymond loves to share his handiwork and brighten the days of others.