Resident Profiles

  • Frank Ivey

    Frank Ivey

    Frank is a graduate of our healthy cooking class and Northgate II’s six-week Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.

    “It is always good for outside resources to come in to offer health classes for people who need help,” Frank says. “If it wasn’t for the wellness program, residents would not be getting the proper care. It’s a blessing.”

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  • Luz Cordero with her son and social worker Zaida Martinez

    Luz Cordero with her son and social worker Zaida Martinez

    Luz is participating in our assisted living program

    “I don’t know what I would do without you guys,” says Luz’s son Luis Marrero. “It has been a great help for me and my mom. Now, I have a much better understanding of the situation my mom is going through.”

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  • Gregory Stratton

    Gregory Stratton

    Age 63, has lost more than 50 pounds since participating in the wellness program

    “People say I’m an inspiration. They say if you can do it, I can do it. I feel great and I’m glad I can do something for myself as well as help other people.”

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  • Elsa Cartagena

    Elsa Cartagena

    Age 64, Northgate II Resident

    “I like it here very much. They do a lot of things to keep us busy and entertained so we can enjoy our lives and make good friends. They have nutrition classes and I love Zumba. I’ve got a lot of pain in my back because of a car accident. The doctors said I had nerve damage. For one month, I couldn’t move my arm. But the exercise class has really helped me move. I feel a lot better now.”

  • Rosa Diaz

    Rosa Diaz

    Age 81, Northgate II Resident

    “I like the wellness program because it’s teaching me how to eat right and exercise. I’m not in my apartment as much now. The exercise program is my favorite. I get to move my upper body and my legs, and that’s why I feel so much better.”

  • Eldris Rondon

    Eldris Rondon

    Age 44, Northgate II Resident

    “I started doing the Zumba because I could dance and talk and meet people. It really helped me not feel emotionally isolated. I won the Biggest Loser contest because I totally changed the way I was eating. Now I eat a lot of oatmeal, salads and when I go to a buffet lunch, I only eat vegetables. Also, I drink a lot of water, get a good night’s sleep and never eat after 8 p.m. – unless it’s a pear or a banana.”

  • Reba Diane Thompson

    Reba Diane Thompson

    Age 53, Northgate II Resident

    “When you get older, it’s hard to lose weight. But anybody can lose weight if they put their mind to it.”

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