In Their Own Words

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There’s nothing quite like hearing what a place is like from the people who make it home.

Here are a few words from our residents:

“My lovely two-bedroom villa is the perfect living space for me. The creative meals are delicious. And the stresses of home maintenance are in the past! Making the big move in my mid-70s was not at all too soon. I am extremely happy and grateful to be here.”

– Carole Lee S.

“Capital Manor is a healthy place – good food, clean air, good neighbors, and exercise classes for all levels of fitness. There’s a lighted loop, 1/3 of a mile around, where I can run and walk on our dark mornings. Every other day I go directly to the fitness center and lift weights. There’s a nice variety of well-designed machines a person can use.”

– John S.

“I am here because it’s a Life Plan Community with levels of care that I am guaranteed. That’s very important to me – without that, I would have stayed in my house. Living at Capital Manor has changed my life for the better, for sure. I do not have to worry about anything. I participate in water aerobics, play bridge, knit, and interact with other residents in many ways. I’m blessed to be here, and my family would second that.”

– Shirley S.

“The remarkable friendliness of the residents exceeded that of any of the other retirement [communities] I visited. I have been actively participating in many of the opportunities for volunteering and being entertained and educated, and am grateful to find something useful to do.”

– Lisa T.

“I am a widow and have no children. I feel safe and know there are staff who will take care of doings things I no longer feel comfortable doing – yard work, household repairs, house cleaning and food prep. And care will be available when I need it without trying to make decisions when I am not as able. I also appreciate the health care tax deductions we receive.”

– Barbara S.

“I’ve volunteered in various areas for the past 40 to 50 years, so it seemed a natural fit when we moved to Capital Manor. I think the most important factor is the inner satisfaction, knowing that what I do is helping someone. It doesn’t matter if it’s visiting, assisting with some computer problem, or just listening to their stories. I feel there’s no time wasted when a service is given.”

– Jim W.

“I’m grateful to be a member of the Capital Manor community. Being involved in several committees is a way to pay back and contribute to the well-being of my fellow residents. I never expected to be involved in anything so gratifying at this stage of my life. Each day brings new and challenging experiences. The days aren’t long enough anymore. It’s great!”

– Paul C.

“I volunteer at Capital Manor because I love working with people. There are many opportunities to be involved in ways that make a big difference to people. My life is greatly enriched by the experience of working with others who share the goal of providing stimulating experiences for residents, and also for being asked to give valuable feedback to staff and the board. I appreciate finding that some of the skills of organization, listening and leadership that were part of my pre-retirement years are still of value to others today. It feels good, and it gives great meaning to life.”

– Ruth

“We experience the friendliness and helpfulness of caring staff on a daily basis. Whether our interactions be with grounds, dining, housekeeping or wellness staff, they are uniformly good. Please thank everyone for their part in making Capital Manor a safe, healthy and pleasant place to live. I am glad their respective efforts have been substantiated and rewarded by the Manor’s being voted the Best Retirement Community in the Willamette Valley. Congratulations! Nice going all of you! You did it!

PS – We loved the pandemic parade!”

– Brian W.

“There are not enough words to express my thanks and appreciation for all you are doing for all of us. I feel so secure and comfortable in the environment as you are doing so many special things for us all. The surprise snacks are a most positive upper as well as the exercise and movies on the TV. I wish you all the best and good health to you all. I wish I could in some way be of help. Love and hugs and kisses to you all.

P.S. A comfort to my family is to know how well I am being cared for!!”

– Ginger T.

“None of you signed up for what you are being called to do for us residents. You and staff distinguish yourselves by having acted promptly, decisively and professionally in confronting the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for that. I am happy we chose Capital Manor as a place to live. I am glad you chose Capital Manor as a place to work. Our decision to move to Capital Manor was based in large part on how we perceived staff and residents to interact so positively. That perception has more than been borne out during this pandemic. We love Capital Manor’s hardworking, caring staff. You all have lives outside of Capital Manor, but while you are here you really look out for us. Thank you.”

– Brian & Mary Jane W.

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