The Orchards | Resident Stories

Quote_4.png“The Orchards is a great place to retire with its home atmosphere and people who treat you like extended family. The food is wonderful and the out-trips are a lot of fun. I’m involved in many activities here including the Blankets for Babies group, ceramics class, craft club and painting class. My motto is to do things every day and keep going.”

- Marie Ravenscroft, Orchards' Resident
Quote_1 copy.png “Everyone here is so friendly and helpful; always willing to lend a helping hand. I enjoy the many Orchards’ groups and clubs. I’ve been involved with the resident council as the recording secretary, book club, current events and senior stories to name a few. I love traveling and enjoy the many outings to different places such as the trips to the shoreline, the Essex Steam Train and Boat ride and the Thimble Islands tour.”

- Eleanor Rameikas, Orchards' Resident

Quote_3 copy.png“The Orchards has been my home for the past six years. Looking back, moving into The Orchards was one of the wisest decisions I’ve made. 

The residents and staff treat me like family. My volunteer work has also allowed me to form close relationships with residents on a 1 on 1 basis and in groups. In giving back to the community, I feel needed and appreciated.”

- June Meeker, Orchards' Resident 

Quote_5 Transparent reversed.png“The care and enjoyment you receive at The Orchards is fantastic. I am a resident of The Orchards and I'm enjoying every minute of it. I no longer have to be concerned about living alone. Here the meals are all delicious and plentiful. Every day I enjoy a varied menu.

There is never a day of boredom. There is something special to do every day, such as: musicals, card playing, trips out in the shuttle bus, birthday parties, etc. The shuttle bus takes you to doctor's appointments, you receive medical attention here and you are watched very carefully.

My family is always welcome and they are treated royally. The residents are all so pleasant and friendly as well as all the employed people. There is never a dull moment. I'm very happy here!”

- Peg Boppeler, Orchards' Resident

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