A rewarding new life for mum
Mum was living by herself in a comfortable unit in Ryde but was finding the stairs to the unit increasingly difficult and the lack of regular company made for a lonely experience.
In early 2019 my brother Buck had notification of a Leisure Lea Gardens Open Day and took mum along so that she could get some idea of what was possible. The friendly residents and staff and the beautiful gardens made a very positive impression and after some deliberation mum asked me to make enquiries regarding suitable accommodation.
At the time of my enquiry Juliet from Leisure Lea advised that a supported living unit next to the dining room had become available. Mum decided it would be a good idea to take the opportunity to move to accommodation where she could have her meals prepared for her and have the benefit of good company at each meal time. And no stairs!
Mum often comments how lovely the staff and residents are – their friendliness and support has very much eased the settling in process and gives mum the opportunity to meet, know and enjoy a whole new community.
Deborah Findlay (Daughter of Anne Maclean)