Just Between Friends: Meet Mrs. Eleanor Harris
Before I moved into the Erinview, I lived here in Mississauga, just a few streets over from the Residence. We started searching for a retirment living option when my husband began developing Alzheimer’s and taking care of him on my own started to get too difficult. My children suggested that it may be best to live somewhere where there was the option to have certain care and services provided; and they took it upon themselves to find us a place, sell the house, pack us up and help us relocate.
Given that we lived so close by, I spent many years driving by the building and seeing it from only its exterior. One day while out for lunch with my daughter-in-laws, they brought me into The Erinview for a tour. I walked in and had a great feeling right from the start. It felt comfortable, spacious; my gut was telling me this was it. The most important thing was to be someplace welcoming and inviting, and still have the space to keep certain pieces and memorabilia that would have been difficult to part with. I listened to my gut upon walking through those doors the very first time, and it spoke to me that this place was to become our new home. My suite has the right amount of space for the items that I wanted to keep, and it’s the perfect size to display all my travel items and family photos proudly. The best piece of advice that I have for someone searching for a retirement residence would be to listen to their gut and follow that feeling.
One of the things that surprised me what the cost of living in a retirement residence and I wished I had known sooner: I never have to cook again or make long grocery trips. I also love socials and entertainment programs such as music performances - they are my favourite. I also really enjoy going on the outings, especially shopping! My lovely suite has the right amount of space for the items that I wanted to keep and it’s the perfect size to display all my travel items and family photos proudly!