June is vivacious and gregarious at 91; sitting at home is not for her! She arrives every morning on the Friendly Bus and sits down for a cup of coffee with friends to see what has been going on with everyone. June’s family is not in the area, but as a former nurse (she worked at the Cheshire Medical Center when it was the Elliot Community Hospital!), she has made many friends over the years and wants to stay connected. She also wants to be able to stay in her own home with her dog Pedro! When she could no longer drive, the days became very long. During a visit from her family, they talked about the Castle Center as an option. After a try, June became a regular. She enjoys the noon meal — “I like to eat, but I hate to cook!” The exercises, she reports, “keep me limber.” Her family is relieved that June is enjoying her newfound friends and that the staff keep a watchful eye on her health, keeping her active, and engaged in her new community.
“I want people to be glad they are alive. This is my place. If you need a place to go or need help, come to the Castle Center!”