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 Braund, 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 5 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!
The staff is very thoughtful and caring; they take the time for unrushed visits. The staff in the kitchen take care of my dietary needs very well.
The staff are friendly, they treat us good, and the food is good.
Living at Eagles Manor provides a source of help and information that I would not have if I were living alone elsewhere. When I have problems with my cell phone, Brandi at the reception desk is very knowledgeable and gives me the solution. I often ask someone there to look up information on the internet for me since I do not have a computer. Also, if anything breaks down in my apartment, I first contact a person at the desk and then the maintenance people take care of it as soon as possible.
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.
I like the care here; the staff are friendly and treat me well. I enjoy the activities here. Having my family visit me is a highlight of my day.
Eagles Manor has been our home for a number of years. At this time we have a great place to live. The staff is always working to meet our needs on a budget. They do an extremely great job. This administration has really done wonders on improving the interior of the building, which we think is wonderful. Our food has improved; we have a salad bar with fresh fruit and vegetables.
The staff is always kind to us. We find that if we ask for anything reasonable, they are more than happy to give or supply our needs. Not only that, we have met some wonderful people during the years; we all have similar stories to tell!
We really are happy with our lives; the staff and administration certainly have helped. They put up with our “old age humor,” which is appreciated. Eagles Manor is a great place, with great staff, and reasonable rent. What more do we need?
-A collaboration from:
Solveig Finneman, Eagles Manor Resident since 2006
Blanche Pentland, Eagles Manor Resident since 2007
Helen Green, Eagles Manor Resident since 2011