Fifty years ago, Anna made her way from Hong Kong to the United States and settled in Quincy with her husband. After weathering the storm of a divorce, she found herself on her own for the first time in her life, and moved into an apartment in the South End. She felt alone; the stairs…
Although Ken and Barb were apprehensive about making the change, they are very happy to be back in MetroWest. “Giving up the house is tough after 19 years, but we’re having fun,” says Ken. “Other places we looked at in our price range didn’t compare, and the staff makes sure everything runs so smoothly here.”
“Moving into The Coolidge has literally been a life-changer for our whole family… It has easily put 10–12 years back on my mom’s life. Being around people her own age, being able to socialize and take classes—it’s all been great for her. She loves that place so much; she no longer feels cooped up and she has so much more energy.”
“I had been staying on a friend’s couch for two years because I couldn’t find a place I could afford. When I got into Covenant House, I leapt at the chance!” Now Patricia has a place of her own that she can be proud of and she has her independence while also having access to staff and activities that help her thrive.