"Understanding that my parents, though in their 7th and 8th decade of their lives, were still active, but were slowing down, my five sisters (some that work in healthcare) and brother began looking for a retirement community that would fit their needs. How could we find a community that would meet their physical, social, and spiritual needs? It soon became obvious that Ascension/Living Resurrection Village (ALRV) could do just that; and reflecting on their five years at PRRC, my siblings and I are unanimous in our praise for ALRV.
When they first moved in, the staff could not have been more accommodating in terms of explaining the many opportunities to socialize, to dine, enjoy the chapel, and the wonderfully maintained grounds. It was a welcome comfort to know my parents would not only be safe, they would be well-fed, cared for, and have the opportunity to make new friends and to participate in social and spiritual activities on a regular basis.
When the pandemic began to upend many senior living communities, the ALRV staff, with plenty of communication, could not have handled the situation any better. Although visiting hours were curtailed, my parents, who were beginning to have physical challenges of their own, were well cared for and never contracted Covid 19. The ALRV staff were always willing to explain and communicate throughout the worst part of the pandemic, providing assurance and regular updates that allowed my parents and my siblings some peace of mind in a troubled time. Equally impressive was the recent remodeling, which took place in the past year, adding additional comforts, better lighting, and was continued proof that the ALRV staff was not simply resting on its laurels, but looking for ways to improve the residents’ surroundings.
As difficult as it was to move our formerly very independent parents into a “retirement community”, all of my siblings (remember I have five sisters and a brother) unanimously look back and thank God that my parents were fortunate to live in ALRV during this most difficult and trying time. All my siblings would highly recommend ALRV to any family that is seeking a high quality, physically safe, socially and spiritually active place for their parents to spend their later years."
- John J. Skawski and siblings, family members