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Resident Stories – Golden West Senior Living 2017-04-03T17:01:21+00:00

Resident Stories

A Personal Approach to Independence

Elizabeth has been using the Wellness Center for five years. In 2008, Elizabeth had an aortic dissection. As soon as she healed, she went to the Wellness Center because she missed using it, having gone there three times a week before her surgery. A specialist set up a new, less vigorous routine for her. When she started her new routine at the Wellness Center, Elizabeth was on oxygen full-time, but now she only uses oxygen at night and when she goes for long walks. Elizabeth especially enjoys walking around the CU campus.

– Elizabeth

A Life Enriched by a Variety of New Friends

Lois’ mother Margaret lived at Golden West senior living more than thirty years ago, and now Lois has been here for years. It was a good choice for both of them, but with a big difference—people are living a lot longer now. Back when this was Margaret’s home, most residents were in their sixties or early seventies. Now, at age 79, Lois is considered part of the “younger crowd.” Variety has been added to her happy life by friendships not only with her peers but also with active, accomplished people in their eighties and nineties who have seen many interesting changes during their long lifetimes. Lois says she admires the Golden West staff for the hard work they put into keeping pace with the changes here by providing a wide variety of activities and varying levels of support for all of the Golden West community.

– Lois

Interview with Byron Defries

Interview with Ruth Bassis

Interview with Beryl Pettigrew

Interview with June Franchini

Interview with Priscilla Gifford

Interviews with Marian Graham