I loved Courtyard at Jamestown Assisted Living. Mom would have a studio there. She would have meals and stuff, but she's capable of a lot. She doesn't need a lot of physical help. They would take her to her doctors' appointments. The staff was amazing. They spent so much time with me. They're so good. I want her here. I saw a lot of staff there as I was walking around. She would love it there. It's not too huge, and it's lovely. I hope we can get her there when it's time.
I did not taste the food, but I saw the menus and it smelled good. The dining room was lovely. They have access to meals, but if they don't like the menu meals, there are other things that they cook. They don't all come to the dining room at the same time. There are meals that they can get at any time and there is dining time. There's a cereal bar all the time. It fits the needs religiously for us and the kindness. It's just a perfect fit.
I went into about five rooms and walked around the whole place. It was lovely, clean, and very homey. People were sitting around talking and playing puzzles. They were kind to the people. The lady I talked to was lovely. I'm not an easy pushover. In every way, I felt really good about it. The rooms were nice and good sized. The studio had a fridge, a microwave, and a kitchen area, and the bathroom had lots of bars around to help them and they were good sized. There were closets. The one she took me into had beautiful mountain ranges, but they're covered with snow right now. I was like, "I'm moving in today."
They had a big room that they had set up to do their exercises in the chairs. That's the room where they had their service meetings or parties. They even have folk dancers come and perform for them. Outside, they have a firepit where you go out and get warm. In the summer, they roast marshmallows and stuff like that. They had a putting green out there. It's a lovely place. I will tell my children I would live there. I wouldn't be sad about it at all. They have a place to do hair and nails. It's not extremely large, but it is amazing. It was homey.
They had all kinds of things. They had a room they could do quilts and crafts. They take them out a lot on bus trips and to the mall if they want to go. The lady talked to me a lot, and she was very kind and personable. She was darling. The staff was nice. The World War II Candy Bomber is there at the place. He's famous in that genre of people.
It's a delightful place. I loved the place and I love that my mom's going to be there. The dining room was really lovely. A few people were sitting there and they were chatting with each other and they were smiling. Everyone was happy. A few were sitting there that weren't very coherent, but they were pleasant. The food option looked great and it smelled lovely. There was zero smell offensive. There was no smell of urine. It smelled lovely, and it was very clean. There's not an ounce of me that would feel sad about her being there. They are just doing a color change. They're putting blues and stuff and it's really pretty. They were just redoing all the chairs where they exercise. They're changing those out and they're changing out carpets.
We are so blessed to have wonderful people like you join us here at our community. Courtyard at Jamestown strives to provide a clean, uplifting and caring environment for our residents and our guests. I love your attention to detail and that you felt comfortable while you were visiting us. We would love to have you and your mom return and have lunch with us and would be honored to have your mom be a part of our family here at Jamestown.
Assistant Executive Director
Courtyard at Jamestown