My husband Frank and I were living in our own home when he was diagnosed with a serious illness. Because of the stairs in our home it was difficult for us to remain there. We came to look at Vancouver Pointe and “fell in love with it, it’s the people, they’re so warm and friendly”. When we saw the library we knew this was the place for us. Our home was filled with books and we had to find a home for most of them, but moving into Vancouver Pointe with the wonderful library really helped.
We love that we can choose to participate as much or as little as we want “It’s just plain fun”. If you’re looking for friends, they’re easy to come by. We love playing Trivia, it’s not a matter of having the right or wrong answer, it’s the laughter we all have while playing.
Now that Frank’s treatments are complete we could leave but we think about leaving and ask;
Do we need to stay—NO ! Do we want to stay—YES !
—Nancy Guenther, Resident
How do I like it here at Vancouver Pointe? Marvelous, Marvelous, Marvelous!
I thought I was too young to be in a retirement community; “not for me for at least another ten years”.
I was living in Arizona; I loved the warmth, the sun, my church and my friends. Then I had a stroke and knew I would need to make a change as it was difficult for my son Mike and his wife Eulila to travel from Vancouver to Arizona to help me.
I made a decision that I was going to be happy; I know life could be one way or the other; my decision was for happiness.
My daughter-in-law brought me to see Vancouver Pointe and as soon as I met Laurie, the Marketing Director, and she showed me an apartment, I knew I could see all my special things fitting in; I made my decision right then and there. I love my kitchen, I’m not ready to give up cooking, I can cook as much or as little as I want.
I’m finding new things to do and will be writing for the monthly newsletter; we’ll be featuring the wonderful people who live here. Everyone has a story and I want to write about them.
—Dolores McConnell, Resident