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The Retirement Everyone’s Talking About

We hear so many stories of happy residents and their families. They’re glad they chose Royal Park Place, and they want to tell you why. Here are some of their stories:


“It’s just a lovely place to be.”

— Harley

When Harley moved to Royal Park Place, staff explained to him that his apartment was in a wing named “Sonshine Street.” Harley says the name is fitting. “It’s such a sunny place. Almost immediately, I became part of this special bond there. We have such a beautiful atmosphere."

“How could it be any better?”

— Gene

The delicious meals at Royal Park Place were a big reason why Gene and his wife Shirley chose to move here. As they aged, planning and preparing meals had become more difficult. “Knowing we could have our meals provided here was a huge consideration,” Gene says.

“It’s like one big happy family.”

— Roy and Jan

Roy and Jan Alofs may not be the typical couple you think would live in a senior living community. They’re a bit younger than the average resident, and Roy still works as a part-time truck driver. There’s no reason they need to live in a retirement community like Royal Park Place. But they love living here.

“At this community, as my mom’s son, I’m part of this big family.”

— Gary

Gary treasures his visits to Royal Park Place to see his mom Donna, but he also loves seeing all the residents and staff who have become his friends over the years. “At this community, as my mom’s son, I’m part of this big family,” Gary says. “I know so many of the residents here. In fact, I just got done having lunch with a bunch of the people here!”

“Mom felt loved, appreciated, and accepted here. She thrived in the environment.”

Tom was pleased to see that both of his parents loved Royal Park Place, despite their very different personalities. “My mom was an extrovert. My dad was an introvert. They both had what they were looking for,” he says. “And all of this was so much better than them living on their own.”

“It’s the kind of place where we laugh together & pray together.”

— Norm and Carol

Norm and Carol are quite active. In fact, Norm still works part-time when he wants to, and they’re both heavily involved in activities in the community, especially Wii Bowling. So why would two active people who really don’t need any help leave their townhome and move to a retirement community?

“What’s better than living at a place that you love?”

— Donna

When the time came that Donna wanted to move to a retirement community, it was clear it would be Royal Park Place. “There was no need for a choice,” Donna says. “I already worked here and I loved it. And what’s better than living at a place that you love?”

“I just love everybody here.”

— Grace

Grace loves all the community has to offer, from spiritual services, to exercise classes, to piano recitals from children in the community. But Grace also plans her own fun. “I play Skipbo at night with four girls here,” she says. “We can do our own thing, too. I like that.” The people she’s met and the friendships she’s made are what she treasures most. “Such a Christian attitude here with the people,” she says.

“We’re all lined up to move here one day ourselves.”

— The Stephenson Family

Royal Park Place residents Howard and Myrl Stephenson may have passed away, but their children still talk about the family’s excellent experience during the decade their parents lived at the campus. “I’ve spent my entire career in healthcare,” Christy says, “and I would choose to move here for my own care because of how they treated my parents.” She laughs and says, “We’re all lined up to live here one day.”

“We both find a sense of comfort and peace here.”

— Marvin and Sharon

Marvin and Sharon's decision ultimately came down to thinking about where they would feel the most care and support. “One of the important considerations was the evident high level of caring and nurturing that is the essence of Royal Park Place, which is established and maintained by the facility leadership and influenced and supported by the Christian nature and non-profit character of the organization.”