When Elaine briefly moved in with one of her four sons, Don and his wife Linda, she was alone all day while they worked. There was no room for her to paint and little to no opportunity for her to feel a sense of purpose. Linda never would have considered sending anyone to a “facility.” However, once Elaine chose a Watermark community, Linda’s entire perspective on the matter changed.
Now that she can see how Elaine is thriving, Linda feels that moving to a senior living community was exactly the right decision for her mother-in-law. Elaine is very independent. She has her own one-bedroom apartment. She can come and go as she pleases. She has all her meals served to her. And she has friends her own age. Plus, she paints to her heart’s delight and even teaches art classes to her neighbors. As Linda says, “She’s in her element.” Furthermore, the pandemic has taught Linda to view the people who work at these communities as everyday heroes.