The Resident's Perspective

Meet Lilyann Grossman, a Watermark resident for nearly two years

“Meals were delivered every day without fail; menus came around every day. You could choose what you wanted. Everything really was taken care of. And I’m sure if I lived alone, it would have been an extra burden certainly on my kids.”
– Lilyann Grossman

Lilyann’s Take – Have Hope, This Too Shall Pass

Lilyann moved to a Watermark community to be independent in January 2019. She was a happy camper. By joining discussion groups and a story writing group, playing bridge and taking part in musical programs, she met some really nice people. When the pandemic came and everybody had to hunker down and adjust to a new normal, Lilyann volunteered to become a floor captain. By making phone calls, she got to know more neighbors. She also began taking online courses and played bridge online. Menus came around every day, and she liked that you could choose what you wanted for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There was no reason to run out to Target. She had everything she needed at her disposal, and she developed some new skills along the way. All the while, she felt absolutely safe. She understood everything that could be done was being done to keep the residents secure and safe from illness. Lilyann, who remembers rationing during WWII, urges young people to realize that a little sacrifice today has bigger rewards later on, and that this too shall pass.

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