We have moved into Wooddale Village Retirement. It's independent living. They furnish some care, but not extensive care or assisted care. It is not too much care, but it is some. It's a friendly community. Very nice people live here. Some have been here for quite a few years, and some have moved in for a couple of years; then they've decided they don't have a family here and move. It's a very pleasant place. The help is very nice and very helpful. They really take care of the property.
We have housekeeping, and the women do a very good job. Our cook that we have here has been here for many years. In fact, most of the employees in the office have been here many years; it's a very stable place. The help doesn't change very often. We have a lot of young high school kids here in the dining room that are all very courteous and pleasant.
This cook has been here quite a few years, and he serves a variety of meals. Everyone feels he does a very good job. They used to have a meeting once a month for complaints about anything, and he would try to correct it. I would say 90 percent of the meals are very good. They give us a choice of three main things. If we don't want that, we have a choice of a hamburger, a hot dog, chicken, or something like that. We have a variety of food.
Unfortunately, they had to close for a long time, but they are getting back to doing things. One of the amenities is that there's two swimming pools here. They have a bus that takes people shopping, and they have a car for transportation for going to doctor appointments. They're starting movies. We will have two movies a week. There's a lot of games scheduled and entertainment. They used to have an appreciation breakfast once a month, which was very nice. They're starting to take the bus and do different trips. They have exercise classes. They're starting to do more things with usually entertainment once a month and birthday parties once a month.
I looked at many places before I decided to come here, and I'm very happy here with the people, the staff, and everything. Everyone's been very helpful. I moved here for my husband, and he just passed away two weeks ago. I will continue to stay here. I won't be moving anywhere else.
They have the activities at very strange times like they might have something starting about the same time as a mealtime. The timing is bad on some of the activities. Some of them start too early in the morning. Like card games and stuff start at 9:00 in the morning, and sometimes I'm just not ready at 9:00 to go and play cards or do something. It's just too early. However, I would recommend it to my friends to move here if they had a choice.