Meet Our Residents

Our residents are at the heart of all we do at Arbor Acres. They can tell their own stories better than we can!

Joy Levine

Resident since May 2016

When I moved to Arbor Acres from New Jersey, I brought with me my passion for an active lifestyle. I’m 90-something years old, and I attribute my longevity to my focus on fitness.

I quickly discovered that Arbor Acres offers many ways to support my physical well-being. Here we have a wonderful Fitness Center with pools, nautilus equipment and exercise classes. I work out three hours every weekday morning starting at 8 am.

In New Jersey, I became a Peer Leader for Project Healthy Bones, an exercise and education program for people at risk for or who have osteoporosis. I now teach a Healthy Bones class every Saturday morning for Arbor Acres’ residents, and I’m loving it!

Sam Zachary

Resident since March 2007

In a Sunday school lesson I was studying, the writer was discussing and defining the word, Shalom. He pointed out that there is no single word in our English language that carries the full meaning of that wonderful Hebrew expression. We usually translate it as peace. But it means far more than that. He put it this way: "Shalom is where peace blends with safety and wholeness without need."

Peace, safety and wholeness without need. That almost exactly describes my experience at Arbor Acres. The only thing I might add to that is 'wonderful new friends.' Arbor Acres is my Shalom.

Doris Whitt

Resident since April 2007

On the day I moved into Arbor Acres, there was a knock at the door and my new next door neighbor invited me to have lunch with her. A staff hostess greeted us, called me by name, and seated us with some lovely people.

It was the beginning of a warm and friendly experience that has been an ongoing wonderful adventure. It didn't take long at all to feel I belonged here. When I walk down the hall, it is like a small town where everybody knows everybody. Now, I'm an officer in the Arbor Acres Resident council. That didn't take long!

Judy Hardy

Resident since August 2011

I had an active life before moving to Arbor Acres, and I expected changes in my lifestyle -- but that hasn’t happened! I’m just as involved as I’ve always been. I’m still president of my garden club, I still tutor…now it’s an 8 year old boy with dyslexia,  and I still enjoy entertaining a lot.

At Arbor Acres, I serve on the resident council, volunteer with the new resident welcome committee, and help organize the walking groups for Arbor Acres’ fitness program.  

Well, there IS one change!   Now I don’t have to maintain my home – it’s all done by the efficient staff at Arbor Acres. And that gives me more time to do all the things I love.