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Senior living communities often have their own culture reflective of that neighborhood. The senior lifestyles at Episcopal SeniorLife Communities allow residents to explore their passion through social engagement with the comfort of high-quality senior care services as needed. Get a glimpse into life at ESLC and affordable housing for seniors by exploring some of our resident testimonials along with stories from volunteers and staff.
If you were to stop in at The Episcopal Church Home or Brentland Woods during any week, there's a good chance you'd see Fran Kreider-singing, reading aloud, making crafts or knitting with residents. In fact, she's the 2016 ESLC Generations Award recipient for her dedicated volunteerism.
Clair and Carol Schaffner managed to grow stronger and closer together in their shared faith in God when their son Scott David unexpectedly passed at a young age. To look at them now, it’s obvious that they are two of the most positive, loving and grateful people you’ll ever meet. The smiles never leave their faces, and their eyes radiate kindness and warmth.
Judy Trost was born to knit—literally. Her mother went into labor with Judy while knitting! Judy remembers sitting at her mother’s feet and asking when she could learn to knit. Of course her mom said she could start right away. She was just 8 years old, but Judy made a camel-colored sweater with set-in shoulders and buttons. Since then, she’s never stopped knitting and crocheting.
Carol, at 93 years old, has officially retired from playing during Sunday service in The Chapel of the Good Shepherd. But she still pulls out her horn for special events at The Episcopal Church Home so that she can share her music with those closest to her, people she considers family.