V. G.'s testimonial
On April 1, 2001, my mom and dad, left the home they built and raised their family in, to move into The Chateau at River’s Edge. They had a large duet and never did my dad think he would move to some place so wonderful. Daddy lived there for eight months and then passed away and at 86 years old they were some of his best years. He would tell anyone who would listen that this was the best place to live and he was proud to be there.
It was hard for mom to be without dad but she soon began to see that besides the love and support of her family, she had yours too! That love and support continued to grow into the strongest bond I could I imagine. She felt so close to many and cherished your stories, songs, or whatever you had to share.
Mom enjoyed all her activities, her walk to the duck pond, getting her hair done and brunch church on Sundays. Bridge was her passion and she so looked forward to playing with her friends. Bingo was pretty important as well. She had her Red Hat group and had recently joined the Sunshine Committee. She had her lunch and dinner girls that were the most incredible support groups. I so enjoyed hearing how they looked out for each other.
Thank you for all the family activities you have like Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. Mom loved to show off her family, and it was so wonderful that we all got to be at GG’s home.
We would have liked to move mom closer to where we live but could find no place to compare to The Chateau at River’s Edge. I can never truly express how grateful we are to the staff, care workers, and her friends. Being here quite frequently, I felt you as my friends too.
Mom’s last several weeks were especially hard on her and all of us. It was so hard to leave her and go home, but this was made possible by all the unconditional love and care you were giving her.
From the bottom of my heart I say thank you which seems so insignificant.
I will never forget such kindness, caring, compassion, and commitment. Mom had a better and richer life because of you.
Sincerely — V. G.