Woman describes economical choice to move to Emerald Meadows

Sylvia describes the economical choice to move to Emerald Meadows. Read on for more information:

a senior woman sits in her chair and discusses the economical choice to move to emerald meadows

Sylvia says it was more expensive to stay at home, rather than move to an Assisted Living community, and she discusses the economical choice to move to Emerald Meadows.

Sylvia Erickson, 93, moved from her home to Emerald Meadows a year ago. “It was getting to be too much for me to keep it up,” she says.

She thought about hiring someone to help with the housework, but when she and her daughter looked at the numbers, and considered safety issues, it made more sense financially and practically for Sylvia to move to an assisted-living community.

The decision was not an easy one. Sylvia had lived in her home since she was 9 months old. But Emerald Meadows turned out to be a perfect fit. Her daughter is only 3 minutes away, and the variety of activities and beautiful apartments made Sylvia feel good about the move.

“I’m grateful that we found such a nice place, so close to my family. There’s lots of different things here for everyone to enjoy. All those little things—they take care of you here,” she says. “And there’s no dishes for me to do!”

Now Sylvia can relax in her chair and look out her bay window at the lovely view, or at the many photographs on her windowsill, and she keeps her door open most of the time to encourage drop-in guests because she loves visiting with her neighbors.

“All those little things—they take care of you here,” Sylvia says of the economical choice to move to Emerald Meadows.

“Everyone here is different, but we have one thing in common—our hair is going grey,” she says. “But that’s what the beauty shop is for.”

Emerald Meadows is a Providence Life Services community located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information about assisted living and memory care options at Emerald Meadows, click here, or go to www.Emerald-Meadows.com.