Dottie’s Story: Helping Friends Find Their Place at Our Community
Dottie loves her life at our community, and she is what we call an ambassador.
Before moving here, she lived with her daughter, Tina, and son-in-law, Michael.
“It was time for them to have their own life,” Dottie says. “I had a wonderful life with my husband, just the 2 of us, and I wanted Tina to have the same.”
That is what ignited her search for a new place to call home. She toured many communities, looking for the perfect place. It was at another community that they heard about us.
“Someone told us about a community right here, ” she said, “so we booked a tour.”
Dottie knew our community was the one during her visit. The staff made her feel welcome and answered all her questions.
“I could pick where I wanted to be, and I picked here,” she said. “I have a nice apartment that’s just right for me.”
The good impression hasn’t wavered.
Dottie has made this her home, and she’s made countless new friends, including Judy and Dorothy. The trio calls themselves The Three Musketeers. They eat meals together and attend many of the same activities.
Today, it’s not uncommon to see Dottie welcoming new residents and helping them get acclimated. She enjoys many of the activities offered at our community, including dice games, baking, crafts and bingo.
She also loves the fact that our community is near where she lived with her daughter. This gives her the opportunity to do many things she did before she moved in, such as attending church on Sundays and going out to eat with friends.
Dottie is happy she decided to move to our community, and we are happy she is here. Her kindness and compassion for others makes this an enjoyable place for all of us!
Merle’s Story: Losing the Love of His Life and Finding Family Here
Merle loves our community so much that he likes to tell us that even if he hit the jackpot, he’d still live here.
“Why would I turn my back on them when they were there for me when I needed them?” he asks without hesitation.
Our community is his home.
We are his family.
When Merle lost his wife of 68 years, we paid our respects during Lucille’s funeral, and we’ve been there in the difficult days that have followed.
Our compassion was a reminder of what Merle said when they moved here, “If Lucille goes first or I go first, we will always have our home here.”
Through both happy and sad days, our community rallies around the residents who choose to call our community home.
For Merle, there have been more good days than bad.
“I don’t have an apartment here,” he said. “I have a home – a wonderful home.”
When he leaves his home, he can do his own laundry. He can go to our 5-star restaurant for meals.
If he is in the mood for a movie, our dining room can transform into a theatre. Merle can sit on our porch to enjoy a beautiful summer day or enjoy any of the activities we offer here.
Merle has a lot of life yet to live, and he says he plans to enjoy every minute of it at our community.