Featured Above: Kitty B., Pat T., Pat's Son, & Kitty's Son at our annual Christmas Celebration.
Moving a mother from a lovely five-acre home to the Eagles Manor within three days of learning about it would appear to be a heartbreaking undertaking. It was! Disturbing me the most was giving up (to wonderful friends) seven of my nine dogs and my excellent dog book library. Dog world activities had always been a large part of my life. Bless the Eagles, they allowed me to bring two dogs.
However, I was in a state of shock. I believe most seniors retreat mentally because a move from people, places, and habits we love can be difficult. It took me six days to come alive in my new environment. I’ve been alive ever since! No longer living alone with my dogs, I now have the warmth of wonderful friendships with other residents, the always helpful and friendly staff, the ‘home’ atmosphere of the building, the activities, and the security. It really is super not to have to cook, scrub, and clean (well, we all do a little).
I tell my younger friends from all around our country, “This is the only way to live out your retirement. Move to a good independent living community.” You are free to enjoy your new friends, beautiful landscapes nature has given us, to travel, to do just what you want to do and when you want to do it. Yes, we all have limitations; we gather those as we age. The seniors who live together in such rewarding environments are happy seniors.
I am now 96. My home has been at the Eagles since January 3rd, 2009. I have written my third (Murder in the Senior Manor) and fourth novel (Prisoners in Paradise) while here and recently began my fifth (Whoosh).
-Kathryn B., Eagles Manor Resident since 2009 (Kitty is featured in the photo above; far left)
What I like about living at Golden Eagle Plaza is the residents and staff and the fun activities we have. The food is good, too. I have lived here for 9 years and I feel like this is my home.
My only complaint is that I don’t have anything to complain about. All the staff are great at helping me. The kitchen, maintenance, cleaning, and office staff are very good and helpful. Believe me, if I did not love it here, I would move!
I have been here 3 1/2 years and yet to have a bad day. I have never regretted my decision to move here. The staff is very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make sure we are taken care of. My experience has been such that my 89 year old mom has also moved here as well.
It's a lot of fun. I try to make the other residents laugh. The residents like having me here. I help them out with hauling packages, groceries, and cleaning snow off their cars.
I like living here because it's clean and quiet, the people here are very sociable, and the parking is accessible. I like that the common areas of the building are clean and neat looking all the time and decorated nicely for each holiday and season. When you need something repaired in your apartment the maintenance crew responds very quickly.
I love it here at the Golden Eagle; my apartment is nicer than my house. I no longer have any house work to worry about. I now have friends to talk to and I don’t feel alone anymore.
-Elizabeth C., Golden Eagle Plaza resident since 2017
I am very satisfied with my life at Eagles Manor. I came to the Eagles about 13 years ago. The people have always been very kind to me. If I have any problems such as slow drains they are right on it! If any senior is looking for a satisfactory place to live. I highly recommend the Eagles.
Blanche P., Eagles Manor Resident since 2007