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Senior Living Testimonials
I always travelled a great deal with family and friends. The Travel Group at Meadow Lakes provides the opportunity for residents to plan trips to a destination of their choice and experience the trip together as a group. We took a cruise on the Queen Mary to England. Everything was taken care of for us from Meadow Lakes to New York to London and back. It was a wonderful time. We’ve toured the Hudson Valley in New York and the Finger Lakes via a custom motor coach visiting wonderful restaurants and local attractions. A group favorite was a trip to New England where we attended a performance by the Boston Symphony, a stage play and several museums. Our next trip may be to the Brandywine area in Pennsylvania to visit Longwood Gardens, The Wyeth Museum and other area attractions.
For me at this stage in my life, I feel like an active social life is the most important thing. I lived in a 55 and older community and felt like I was in a rut; I wanted more social interaction. At Meadow Lakes there is always something new to do and learn. I enjoy the art classes here which fulfill my creative needs as well as the many other programs and events offered.
Living here is living in beauty—especially my apartment. I wake up every morning to a pretty view of the gardens. And I find the people here very friendly. As I walk down the halls everyone says hello with a smile. The staff here are very friendly too. They all know my name and are so helpful.
Where I used to live everyone was in their own home but we weren’t connected. For social activities or if a health issue occurred, I wanted to be in a community where neighbors are nearby and emergency services are close at hand. Here at Meadow Lakes our private homes are connected with indoor hallways. We have instant assistance at all times with a built-in alert system that provides 24-hour help.
The development where I lived before was run by the residents and I wanted to move to a community that was managed by professionals like at Meadow Lakes, but still have a voice and choices as a resident. The Meadow Lakes Residents Forum provides just that—I was recently selected to be the president of the Forum.
Since moving here, I’ve met so many interesting and talented let’s-get-involved people from all walks of life who are caring and understanding not only for each other, but for the staff as well. When residents of other communities learn about our many resident-initiated committees, including programs such as our Education Award Program that donates college tuition for employees, they say: you have that at your community? They can’t believe how involved the residents are here; it makes a world of difference.
The word great is heard frequently at Meadow Lakes. When residents first move in, they are amazed that the staff addresses them by name. This friendliness extends to residents who quickly learn the newcomer’s name, help them to get acclimated, extend a dinner invitation, making them feel great.
The elegant dining room offers a variety of delicious menus, especially for holidays. When there is no holiday, they make one up, such as strawberry festival, blueberry festival, whatever-is-in-season festival. Those menus include the featured flavor in every course from soup to especially great desserts.
During the day, residents have so many activities it’s sometimes hard to decide what to do. There are art courses, lectures, fitness activities, trips off campus to the theater, museums, and shops.
And, when it comes to shopping, Meadow Lakes has the best thrift shop imaginable. It offers everything from designer fashions to housewares to furniture at such low prices that one never wants to buy at regular prices again. That’s great!
With all this greatness one of the best things is Meadow Lakes’ location in the midst of a luscious arboretum that is enhanced by each changing season. It is also inhabited by an assortment of wildlife and includes ponds in which white and black swans create a great picture.