True North Living: 19/2 Shorewood 19/2 - Page 7

Eva is, simply put, an energy ball. She had a few tours and was thinking about moving to Shorewood Senior Living. She asked to not be called, let her make up her own mind. About six months later, Eva showed up in the office and said “I am ready”. She had read the ad in the Siuslaw News about the one bedroom with an outdoor space. She moved in and is very happy. [ ] What keeps me happy and keeps me here is the fact I can live my life the way I choose. I cook for myself. I do not eat in the dining room. I like being alone and I study and walk and just enjoy my life. I have an outdoor area where I can sit and enjoy the air and the sounds of the day. Life is what we make it, a daily gift. I like to make my life joyful and spontaneous. I can do that here." ~Eva 1451 Spruce Street, Florence, OR 97439 Doris is a vibrant and friendly woman. She decided to move to Shorewood Senior Living last year. Then, she changed her mind and decided to stay in her home for a while longer. In the meantime, her neighbor who was moving to Shorewood, decided to take the apartment Doris took off “hold”. A couple weeks later Doris called and asked if the apartment she had on hold was available. I told her it was not but I had another available. She came to look at it and said she would take it. When she told her neighbor about the apartment her neighbor said it was the one she was going to move into but rented the other instead. Now they are both moved in and are still neighbors. "It took me awhile, but I am so glad I decided to make the move. I have changed my furniture around several times and now have it just perfect. The staff came in and helped me configure things several times. We all had fun and I felt like it was something they wanted to do for me. I enjoy having meals and housekeeping services. [ ] I can still go out and jump into my car any time I want and keep my busy life the same. I love the security here at Shorewood. I know there is someone available 24/7 if I need someone. I can sleep at night and know I am safe." ~Doris | 7