Bunny Michael, assisted living resident of The Inn at Golden View, celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 13. Bunny still maintains an active presence and connection with her long-time community of Center Sandwich and celebrated the day with many visits and phone calls from friends and family.
Happy birthday, Bunny!
Retreat guest thankful to Golden View staff for helping her return home
When Gilford resident “M” first came to Golden View’s post-hospital rehabilitation center, The Retreat, after a two-week hospital stay, things didn’t look promising.
“I was so sick in the beginning, people didn’t think I’d make it,” M said.
Upon her admission in late May, M was almost completely unrecognizable. The once active woman who used to walk 10 miles a day and drive her granddaughters to sports, band, and chorus practice every afternoon was now unable to walk without help. What’s worse, shortly after coming to The Retreat, she had to go back to the hospital for another two weeks before continuing her rehab at Golden View.
To M—who had been enjoying her usual cold-weather workout on the treadmill the day before first ending up in the hospital—having to rely on others for everyday tasks was hard to adjust to. Fortunately, she said, the staff at Golden View understood her frustration and helped her work through it. Now, two months later, she’s ready to return home.
“I received excellent care,” M said. “The staff really listened and went above and beyond what they had to. They were patient, kind, and thorough, and they worked together well. You could tell that they all had genuine concern and wanted to help you get better.”
According to M, The Retreat’s healing ability went beyond the staff—it also came from the building’s atmosphere.
“It’s so peaceful, restful, and beautiful no matter where you come in,” she said. “The atmosphere is very soft and there’s never a feeling of disruption because everything is handled well. It’s so stress-free here, which I think really helps everyone from guests to staff.”
Throughout her stay, M built a camaraderie with other Retreat guests and staff.
“Rehab can be a very impersonal thing if you let it, but not here,” she said. “I really lucked out coming here. The Retreat is so unlike what most people think rehab is. I’d absolutely recommend it to anyone.”
As much as she enjoyed her stay at The Retreat, M said she can’t wait to be home and go back to her normal routine of walking, traveling, baking, cooking, and spending time with her family.
Golden View Health Care Center has been serving seniors of the Lakes Region and beyond since 1974, and offers assisted living, short stay rehabilitation, traditional long-term care, and respite care. To book your rehab stay or learn more about Golden View, please call 279-8111 or visit GoldenView.org.
Residents enjoy a concert by the Baker Valley Band
Thank you to the Baker Valley Band for putting on a wonderful concert at Golden View!
Please join us August 16 for "Mount Washington: The Crown of New England" by The Currier Museum of Art
Thomas Cole (American, born England, 1801-1848), View in the White Mountains, 1827, Oil on canvas, 25-3/8 x 35-3/16 in., Bequest of Daniel Wadsworth, 1848.17, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum.
The public is invited to join our assisted living residents and Retreat guests on August 16th from 2:30-3:30 pm for a free presentation by The Currier Museum of Art exploring their upcoming exhibition Mount Washington: The Crown of New England, which is on view at the Currier from Oct. 1, 2016 - Jan. 16, 2017.
This event is sponsored by The Bank of NH Charitable Fund. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited. Please call Becky at 279-8111, ext. 4194 or email email@example.com to RSVP.