Touching Lives Stories
Sandy’s Story: Calling Heritage Woods Home
Sandy has been living at Heritage Woods for almost 2 ½ years now. She was born in Oak Park, IL but spent most of her formative years growing up in the Cicero and LaGrange area with her brother and sister. She has one daughter and one grandson.
She says she her favorite thing about living here is the other residents. She has made many new friendships since she moved in here. She enjoys playing Bingo and Charades. She says Maria, our Resident Service Coordinator, makes everything so fun! She also likes doing crafts and attending daily reflections every morning. “It’s a great way to start the day”, she says.
She worked at Marshall Field’s in Orland Park for about 20 years before she retired. She didn’t start working till her daughter turned 21 years old. She worked in many different departments there from children’s clothing to women’s coats.
Before moving here, she loved to garden and canned all types of vegetables every season. Sandy is a big animal lover too and she was raised around horses, cattle, chickens and rabbits.
Sandy is a quiet, unassuming lady who is always smiling and upbeat. She is just one of our many residents who call Heritage Woods home.