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Home isn’t a place – it’s a feeling

For Linda Beimers, transitioning into retirement was not easy. When she lived alone in an apartment, she described the experience as depressing and lonely.

“I was really starting to get depressed. I needed to talk to people,” she says.

Now after nearly three years at Carefor Pembroke Residential Complex, she hasn’t looked back: “I really like it here.” 

Whether it’s her roommate, residents in the hallways, entertainment rooms, communal eating area, or the staff, Linda always has someone to talk to: “That makes me cheerful,” she says.

Theresa Denault, Linda’s roommate, has been at Civic Complex for a couple years, and also considers staff and residents as her extended family. “There’s freedom here; It’s just like home to me.”

While Linda and Theresa’s friendship is special in its own way, it’s not uncommon. For our residents, Carefor is truly a home away from home, filled with laughter, friendship, and a sense of belonging.

Learn more about the changing face of retirement and retirement living in Pembroke.