Category: Resident Voices

November 16, 2020

Meet Hugh and Riona Smith, a fun-loving couple with a delightful scottish brogue.

Hugh and Riona were married in Scotland and immigrated to New York City in 1967. With a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow, Hugh enjoyed a career with Sun Chemical while Riona worked as a dietician before becoming an antique dealer, appraiser and gemologist. Together they also pursued Christian leadership. For 27 years, […]

November 16, 2020

Meet Yvonne Herbold. Her foresight, planning and courage made her first move her best move.

A 75-year resident of the Cincinnati suburb of Mt. Healthy, Yvonne worked for a publishing company there by day and cared for her aging parents by night. When she was at work, a caregiver saw to their needs. Her dad passed away at 89 and her mom at 94. Yvonne’s mother had lost both legs […]

October 9, 2017

Resident Charlotte Battistone is Enjoying an Active Lifestyle and Friendly Neighbors at Pinebrook

OF COURSE YOU CAN Why live alone just because you can? Exploring your options might reveal an independent lifestyle that’s infinitely more fulfilling. “So after seven years of living alone I decided that I needed to do something with my life. And my children encouraged me to because I was age-appropriate. I will be 90 […]

March 30, 2017

Residents Peter and Sydney St. Clair are Enjoying Worry Free Living at Pinebrook

CHANGES HAPPEN That’s why it’s never too early to examine your retirement living options. The right community can allow you to embrace today and tomorrow. “I think it’s a decision that you, as a couple, have to make, or an individual, if you already lost the spouse. It’s a decision you have to make and […]

July 6, 2016

Residents Hugh and Riona Smith are Enjoying Their Active Life of Leisure at Pinebrook

THINK AHEAD AND ACT NOW The biggest mistake people make in planning their future in a retirement community is starting the process too late. “I would say that if we had it to do all over again knowing everything we do I would probably want to have come here a little bit sooner because I […]

March 24, 2016

Resident Lucy Smith is Enjoying her New Home Closer to Family at Pinebrook

SELF RELIANCE VS. INDEPENDENCE Self reliance wanes with time but the right retirement community can nurture your independence indefinitely. “And I could see it made sense because anytime I needed something, somebody had to fly to me or drive to me and leave their families and work and everything.” – Lucy Smith, resident of Pinebrook […]

February 25, 2016

Resident Dick Grushon is Enjoying his Carefree Lifestyle at Pinebrook

LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD Moving to the right retirement community makes room for more important things. “Plan ahead, if you can bring yourself to the realization, and not wait until you have to. The sooner you start, the easier the move and transition will become.” – Dick Grushon, resident of Pinebrook MEET DICK GRUSHON, MIAMI UNIVERSITY […]