When people find the ideal retirement lifestyle in the perfect location, they’re happy to let others know about it. Here’s what some of our residents are saying.
“I’ve lived here 22 years, and this is such a caring and friendly place to call home. I’ve got the best friends here. And I’m doing things I’ve never done before, like woodworking. Having a maintenance-free home is wonderful – and the grounds and maintenance people are the nicest people, and do such a great job. Having the continuum of care is very important. Like my eldest son said, ‘Now I know I don’t have to worry about you.'”
“When I decided to move closer to my family in Kansas City, I chose John Knox Village. Why? Freedom. I like to do what I want, when I want. I have a home that’s all mine, and don’t have to worry about yard-work or maintenance. Every day I can do as much – or as little – as I want. I choose what I do each day, but have the peace of mind of knowing that, if I need anything, I can just pick up the phone, and someone will be right there.”
“It’s important to make the decision sooner rather than later. We visited other places, but knew once we saw all The Village has to offer, that this was the only place for us. There’s so much warmth here and so many ways to connect with people. We feel so protected and secure. We know our family is thankful they don’t have to worry about our future care. This is our home now, and we would tell anyone that it’s a far cry from a community where just old people live.”
Bill and Bobbie Dahlquist
“I’m glad I made this choice. I was in the Village Care Center for health reasons. After that, I decided to move into an apartment here, because I was confident in the type of care I would receive if I ever needed it. The best things about living here are the people. I love having neighbors who are always checking in on each other. The services and amenities are just great. And since I don’t have a car, having transportation on campus is wonderful.”
“As a John Knox Village retirement counselor for 20 years, I thought I knew everything about this community before my husband and I moved in. But now my perception of life here is even better, seeing it through the eyes of a resident. We really like the social aspects of life here and all the activities we can take part in. We work in the fitness center and dine out with friends all the time. And our family is thrilled we’re here. My advice to you – come see for yourself.”
“I’d heard great things about John Knox Village for years. It’s turned out to be everything I expected and just what I needed. But I only discovered that by visiting and asking questions. I’m a widow, and after 20 years of keeping up with the house and yard, I needed to make a change. I feel secure living on my own at The Village. That makes my family happy. They know if I need anything at all, I can pick up the phone and it’s on its way. Since moving here, I’m busier than ever with volunteer work, French and fitness classes. I’ve made so many new friends. It’s just a happy place that makes me glad I moved when I did.”