Lucille’s Story: Attitude of Gratitude
Lucille Perri moved into Lacey Creek in February of 2020. She did not know anyone when she moved in and did not have a lot time to adjust before our community was shut down due to COVID-19. Her opportunity to meet people and become involved at Lacey Creek was cut short. Lucille ended up being confined to her room for the unforeseeable future.
Lucille previously lived in a condo where she and the same group of ladies were neighbors for sixteen years. They had built a strong friendship with each other and were very close to each other. It was hard for Lucille to leave her very good friends to go to a new, unfamiliar place. At first, she was not happy here. She did not expect to move to a place like this. Lucille is a person who likes her schedule set in stone and says, “I am not the most social butterfly.” She also said that “when you get to be my age, most people don’t like changes, but Lacey Creek has allowed for variety in my schedule.”
Lacey Creek has grown on her and she has come out of her shell so much. Now she loves living here. By going to the activities, she gets accustomed to other people, gets introduced to new things and allows herself to be flexible with her schedule. Lucille now participates in almost every activity from Bingo, to crafts, to shopping at the Country Store. Lucille is thankful for the whole staff and looks for opportunities to help people when she can. She kept an attitude of gratitude all throughout COVID19. Lucille is very content with what she has, even though she is not in the most ideal situation. She has a very compassionate heart and treats everyone she comes across with kindness. She is encouraging, friendly and sweet. She is a great addition to our community and reminds us that we should not stop being kind to people during hard times.
Doris’ Story: Independent and Worry-free, She Found Home Sweet Home
Doris was living with her son and his family, and she felt like she was underfoot. She didn’t drive anymore, so she couldn’t help with dropping the kids off at school, and wasn’t keeping up with housework and meal prep like she used to. When her granddaughter pointed out construction beginning on Lacey Creek, Doris began thinking about moving.
“I never lived alone in my whole life,” Doris said. “I lived with my parents through high school, had roommates in college, and then got married and raised my family. This was finally a chance for me to be independent.”
That independence came to Doris at Lacey Creek. She moved in on the first day we opened and has been keeping busy ever since. She is the secretary for our Resident Council, records attendance during activities and welcomes new residents.
Doris is extremely social and enjoys attending activities. Her favorite things to do are baking, making crafts and decoupaging, playing games and attending parties and socials. You can find Doris sitting outside on the front patio in nice weather where she likes to greet visitors and chat with everyone who comes in.
Her worries here are few, and Doris loves that she doesn’t have to cook, clean or do laundry.
“Everyone here is friendly and helpful,” she says of the staff. “Lacey Creek is truly home sweet home!”