Resident Testimonial: Elaine Light

Patricia Wertman

It was important to me that the community I lived in would accommodate my treatments, and Grand Oaks has been fantastic with meeting my healthcare needs.

“My transition to Grand Oaks started with my family. I grew up, lived, and worked in Pittsburgh for most of my life starting as a news reporter before moving to Punxsutawney, PA and ultimately finding the love of my life there. I eventually made my way back to Pittsburgh after traveling the world as a food writer.

I settled back into the Pittsburgh way of life, but I started having health problems. This was a strain on me and my daughter as she was always traveling to be with me. My daughter, who lives in Washington, D.C., suggested that I move closer to her, so she started to look for an assisted living community for me.

She researched several communities and determined that Grand Oaks was the best fit for me. I’ve been living here for nine years, and I can say with confidence that she was absolutely correct.

It was important to me that the community I lived in would accommodate my dialysis treatments, and Grand Oaks has been fantastic with meeting my healthcare needs.

The move-in process was very easy and stress-free.

I was impressed with my apartment—the spacious layout and large windows made the apartment feel quite large. While I was apprehensive to leave Pittsburgh, I was excited to be closer to my family at a place I knew would provide the best care possible to me.

With my background in food writing and my love for opera and the symphony, I was excited that Grand Oaks offers several great activities and committees to join. I love being on the food committee, which works closely with our executive chef and his team on dishes and ingredients that residents want to eat. I also love that Grand Oaks organizes outings to the wonderful entertainment options that Washington, D.C. offers. There is no shortage of options to keep my day active and fun.

For anyone in need of an assisted living community, I highly recommend Grand Oaks. I’ve referred numerous people to Grand Oaks, and I will continue doing so because I believe in the staff and their vision for senior care.”

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