Resident Stories

At Russellville Park, we know our residents have incredible life stories – and we love to hear them! We have a robust memoir writing group that meets twice a month. Nearly 15 residents assemble to share their stories and support each other’s writing. Resident Aya Fujii recently shared her memoir and experiences in a Japanese...
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Cornell's Dining Room at The Ackerly at Timberland
Life at The Village at Unity is more than retirement. It’s where our residents fulfill lifetime dreams and work together to create meaningful memories and connections. Learn more about living at The Village at Unity and how our team made one resident’s dream of traveling to all 50 states a reality. The Village at Unity...
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Memory Care Dining at The Ackerly at Timberland
At The Carillon at Boulder Creek, we treasure our residents and honor their life stories. One of our residents, Israel “Ike” Markowitz is a World War II Veteran and a resident of The Carillon at Boulder Creek, was recently given the opportunity to reunite with the aircraft he flew on in the war. Ike Markowitz,...
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The number of people getting back in their bike seats is rising across the country. In fact, the number of people between the ages of 60 and 79 cycling in the U.S. has quadrupled, making that demographic the fastest growing biking demographic in the U.S. It’s a great form of exercise for people of all...
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THE AUTHOR’S LIFE AT LEISURE CARE Even though imagination doesn’t check itself at the door of our communities, it isn’t often that we can boast a resident publishing a book. So imagine our surprise and delight when two of our residents each published books within a month of one another last fall at Fairwinds – Desert Point in Arizona....
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WHEELCHAIR BOUND? NOT ON YOUR LIFE. Two years ago, Helen Scruggs was in a wheelchair. Her doctors and family members told her she’d be there the rest of her life—they all believed that her injuries from a fall were too severe for her to ever be strong or stable enough to walk again. Helen, however,...
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Pauline Swimming with Dolphins with Leisure Care
SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS Standing at a petite 4’ 6”, Pauline Livingston moves through life as if she were six feet tall. No reservations, no cares, certainly not scared of adventure. If someone challenges her, or when she challenges herself, she rises to the occasion. Life as a farmer’s wife had challenges all its own for...
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ANOTHER MAJOR LEAGUE CELEBRATION OF A GREAT LIFE Missouri is known as the “Show Me” state, so it’s no surprise that the people of St. Louis really know how to put on a show! After a full year of planning, the city’s red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the 90th birthday of St. Louis’s...
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Business Center - Springfield Place Senior Living
A LIFE IN FAST MOTION A body in motion tends to stay in motion, and at Leisure Care we know that life is just getting started at retirement. At Fairwinds – River’s Edge in St. Charles, Missouri, one Leisure Care resident embodies this idea, even in the face of daunting health challenges and devastating personal loss. Lee Nunn was...
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