"A while after Mary passed, Peter thought his place was too large. He investigated a few places, then his friends mentioned Three Robins. Peter liked what he saw and moved in. Peter moved to Three Robins Red Deer knowing with his age he wanted an environment that suited his needs. The community aspect is very important to him. He feels as though he belongs and is not alone."
I moved to Three Robins near the end of February 2020. I'd been going through a lot of troubling times and this had been my third move within 7 months.
After getting slightly settled I wandered down to the common kitchen and found three residents doing jigsaw puzzles. Introductions were made and I sat down to visit. I immediately felt so comfortable and welcomed that, even though I was never a big fan of doing jigsaws, I got hooked. We continued playing together until COVID made that impossible.
Everyone here has been so friendly and welcoming. I feel I have finally found the place I’ve always meant to be even though I’ve never been a very social person. I have changed hugely for the better and I attribute it to living here.
I moved here on the coldest day of the year in January and am so glad I made the choice. We have a wonderful community of caring individuals who volunteer but also respect each other's space. We have only three staff and the rest is done by volunteering. The cost is so much less as we don't have a huge staff and the sense of ownership is shared by all. There is a volunteer position for anyone if they so choose. At long last after so many moves and decisions I have found my place--hopefully for as long as I love. What better place to live--in the heart of the city? Walking distance to the library swimming pool, Golden Circle, arena, curling rink, walking trails, grocery and drug stores. My place, Three Robins.
After eight months of living in Three Robins, Jim and Sandy are totally immersed in the culture of the building. Jim is the President of the Residents Committee as well as being involved in the setup of the residents’ workshop and common spaces. Sandy is a lead in the arts, crafts and sewing room; she is part of various committees and takes regular turns cooking meals for the neighbours. They have gotten to know the residents in the building and have developed several meaningful friendships. There is not a day goes by that they are not organizing and participating in events or just visiting in the common areas with their friends. They say that “to date their experience at Three Robins has been everything they had hoped for and they would recommend the building to anyone who values a sense of community”.
Ten months it’s been since I moved in
And what a change I’ve seen!
No grass to cut
No windows to wash,
No weeds to pull
And best of all No bills to pay!
I’m independent and just pay rent!
I love it.
Our focus is community
It gives me the opportunity
To volunteer, to share in its success.
It is our neighborhood, our home
It’s called Three Robins!
I love it!
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