Lakewood Manor, where I have lived for over eight years, is a friendly, caring and inclusive home. This is true for both residents and employees. We try to meet and greet new residents and remember their names!
Several years ago, I spent fourteen weeks in Health Care in recovery from a broken leg. The therapy and care was very beneficial, and I am able to walk without aid around our beautiful campus.
I have enjoyed participating in many educational and entertainment programs such as a writing class, current events group, book club, Vespers committee, Heritage and Public Relations committees, Lakewood Resident Council and Building Social Committee.
Lakewood Manor has provided a place where I have been able to continue my interest in teaching ESL through cooperation with VCU Department of Education in helping to teach and enrich the lives of some of their students from other countries. I also was able to teach several students from our church community from another country. Lakewood provided a classroom and opportunity to interact with our residents.
I have had the opportunity to continue participation in activities at University of Richmond and with a group of students from U of R who come each week to play games with residents. We are a game-playing people.
Lakewood provides for a life filled with opportunities – physically, socially, educationally, emotionally and spiritually; each area with a welcoming invitation to participate. There is also good food and fun.
Written by Nancy Elliott, Resident