What about the residents?Minimizing disruption to our residents is a top priority during construction.
Mary NishifueMary is nicely settled into her lovely renovated apartment. “It’s very comfortable,” she reports. “It feels so spacious, especially the living room and kitchen. And it’s quiet. I am enjoying it!”
Gordon and Helen Anderson
While their apartment was being modernized, Gordon (age 90) and Helen (age 88) lived in another Redwoods apartment for ten weeks. Relocating and then moving back into a newly configured space was challenging, but they maintained a positive attitude. “It took a lot of mental activity to decide where things should go,” they said.
“We can’t believe it’s the same place!” says Helen. “The entire apartment has a different look now. We repurposed and rearranged things - we’re nesting all over again. It’s been a lot of fun.” The Anderson’s particularly like their new, more efficient kitchen. Both express appreciation for The Redwoods taking good care of them during the transition. Their advice to others: “be open to change – it’s stimulating. And stay calm!”
Bill and Bonnie Chandler
Just weeks after their move, the Chandlers look right at home! It was a family effort - their daughter Gwen helped them organize their new space and rearrange furniture.
“We’re comfortable here, “ report Bill (age 95) and Bonnie (age 87). “We have more walking room and like the bigger kitchen - there’s lots of storage space and we opted for the dishwasher, which we like.“ They admire what management has done to make all of this possible.