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Personal Stories

Sara N

Finding a Safe Place to Retire Sara N. always knew a continuing care retirement community would be her “safe place.” Before retiring, she worked as a physical therapist in home and rehabilitative settings where she observed adult children struggling to care for their aging parents. Then, when her own dad was in his 60s, he […]

Myla and Rich Crouse

A Second Generation Story In 1992, Myla Crouse’s mother, Esther Watson, and stepfather, Rev. Orin Watson, moved to Havenwood Heritage Heights because of its location and church affiliation. The couple chose a one-bedroom cottage and participated in activities like choir, drama and auctions. Esther even crafted homemade gifts for the residents’ store while Orin officiated […]

Lindsay Freese and Betsy Taylor

A Havenwood Heritage Heights Second Generation Resident In 2003, Lindsay Freese and his wife, Betsy Taylor, encouraged Lindsay’s parents, John and Barbara Freese, to move to the Havenwood campus of Havenwood Heritage Heights. John and Barbara’s decision to move here was influenced by the fact that they’d be close to their son and daughter-in-law: Lindsay […]

Gail and Gary Gordon

Exploring New Passions When Gary Gordon could no longer climb the stairs in his home, he and his wife, Gail, knew it was time to consider a senior living community. “I was getting worse as far as my medical conditions,” says Gary. “Gail was doing more and more work in the house. She had two […]

Jim and Barbara Batten

Jim and Barbara Batten found a supportive community—and each other. After Barbara’s husband passed away two years ago, she was ready to downsize from their house in Bow where they had raised their three daughters. She chose a bright, new cottage in the North End of the Heritage Heights campus for herself. Barbara says,“I moved in […]

Penny Thurston and Julie Runnells

Penny Thurston and Julie Runnells have been friends for many years and lived within walking distance of each other in Concord. While Penny was packing to move to Havenwood-Heritage Heights in February 2012, Julie visited and said, “Well, I’ll see you there in about three years!” But shortly thereafter, the perfect cottage for Julie became […]

“This comfortable, relaxed setting among garden-style cottages reached out and drew us in.”

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