Uplands Village has a relatively simple lifestyle. The rooms are spacious and well-maintained. We've lived in a private housing here in the village for about 27 years and have just moved into the assisted living part in January. The staff members are very caring and concerned about us as individuals. My husband has rather serious food limitations, and sometimes they remind us of things he shouldn't be eating that we don't realize. So they are very, very caring, and they work very hard at following the doctor's rules about what he should or shouldn't have to eat, and we appreciate that a lot. Everybody here looks after everybody. It is a very, very caring community.
There are concerts and movies twice a week, and there is a Bridge club, a dulcimer group, and a community band of people who haven't played since they were in high school or college and are doing concerts now because they again work so hard on it. Then, there is story hour, and we have a couple of different, or at least two or more, reading groups and music groups, and lots and lots and lots of volunteer work. There is an elementary school across the street from us, and a lot of people volunteer over there with tutoring or helping with music or the library things and so on. And, there are four big sales run by volunteers every year to benefit the people in the community or offer scholarships for staff people or their children on whatever they'll need or want while schooling, and also to help people whose money runs out.
We have been happy with each different place within the 25 years, and this is the fourth or fifth place we've lived according to what our needs were at the time within the facility. But one thing, this is a rural setting, and so that makes the difference. Both of us are rural people, and some people might think that it is not big city enough, but we have hospitals and everything within relatively close distance across the street.