Residents Tell Us about Their Unique Senior Living Experience
As you drive through the Cape Albeon retirement community, you feel like you have been transported to a beautiful village in New England. Picturesque cottages line both sides of the road, and they back up to two beautiful lakes. It is such a unique setting that we were curious to talk with some residents and get their impressions of living there.
Jane Farrell, 95 years young, still drives and lives an active life. She and her husband moved into a lakeside cottage in 2006, and after his passing four years ago, Jane still loves her cottage. When they considered retirement living options they really wanted to be in a house rather than an apartment. From the very start, their cottage felt like home.
Jane says she has the best of both worlds – she loves the independence of her own home, and she also appreciates the support of the Cape Albeon community. With a full kitchen, she prepares most meals in the cottage, but also enjoys fine dining in the beautiful dining room in The Harbor building right up the road. There are frequent outings to places of interest, and transportation is provided to shopping destinations.
Jane’s family also enjoys her cottage. Her grandson, his wife and their dog spent the night with her recently, and her son in California sometimes stays in the cottage when he comes to visit. One of her favorite features is the gas log fireplace, which fires up at the flip of a switch.
Joe Marino moved into a cottage at Cape Albeon last May from his home in South County. His family saw right away that this was the place for Joe, and they set up everything in the cottage just as it was in his home. He likes the quiet and comfort of lakeside living, which he says is like living at a resort in the country.
Joe spends most of his time in his four-season room with his dog. But he also appreciates the benefits of being part of the Cape Albeon community. Following recent knee surgery, he is able to do water exercises in the indoor pool. He also enjoys the happy hours and special breakfasts at The Harbor, and excursions like going to view migrating eagles in winter.
Charlotte and Dwight Smith moved into their cottage two years ago. When they decided to sell their home in Chesterfield, they considered buying a villa. But they decided that they didn’t want to have to move a second time in a few years if they need more services. Cape Albeon came to their home, packed them up and moved them into their cottage.
Charlotte feels that it is a great value. A number of services are included that other retirement services charge extra for, like parking, meals and worry-free maintenance and housekeeping service. They have made good friends and they really enjoy the food at The Harbor.
Charlotte also enjoys entertaining in the cottage – on Christmas Eve they had sixteen relatives for dinner. Dwight likes to barbecue on their back patio. And their great grandson who lives nearby likes to come over to fish in the lake.
Cape Albeon also offers top-quality Transitional Memory and Respite Care for loved ones, and their Medicare Rehabilitation facility is less than 15 minutes away at Brooking Park.Cape Albeon is where the dream of lakeside retirement living becomes a reality. They are located just west of the intersection of Big Bend and Dougherty Ferry Roads. To learn more about Cape Albeon, you can call (636) 861-3200 to arrange a visit and tour, and you can visit their website at www.CapeAlbeon.com.