“It’s so reassuring to have the peace of mind about your mom, knowing that she’s in a place where she’s happy, where she is taken care of well, and has a lot of social interaction.”
“It’s not easy to develop new friendships at an older age, but I think Glenmeadow does a great job helping people connect with one another,” said Paul Barden.
Paul’s mother, Adele, became a Glenmeadow resident in 2008. Soon after, he saw firsthand how much our premier services enriched her life. He witnessed an improvement in his mother, “both in her happiness and in her quality of life. She had friends already here when she moved in, and since then she’s had the opportunity to meet new people. It’s like my mother is getting a second wind in life.”
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“I saw the team members’s commitment to the residents,” said Paul. “The team members really care about them, and the feeling is mutual: the residents also care about the team members. It’s truly a positive, special place.”
Paul also has high praise for the way our Glenmeadow team members handled the pandemic, when we adapted our life enrichment and wellness programs by offering them on our in-house TV Channel 918. And now that in-person programs have reopened, he is happy to see that Adele is able to take part in the very social activities that originally appealed to her and her children when they were first considering options.
Paul, a former board of directors member and chair of the development subcommittee, has been giving generously to Glenmeadow and is determined to strengthen our culture of philanthropy because of his experience here.
“My sisters and I always say, ‘If it weren’t for Glenmeadow, what would we do?’” he said. “It’s so reassuring to have the peace of mind about your mom, knowing that she’s in a place where she’s happy, where she is taken care of well, and has a lot of social interaction. Glenmeadow’s customization of care—as residents’ and clients’ needs change—sets it apart. I am proud to support this great organization as it helps older adults enjoy their retirement years with top-notch care, accommodations, and activities.”