Thu, June 27

Inside Cottonwood Village

Cottonwood Village has the most interesting residents who have chosen to call us home. The story below about Jane is a great example.

Jane was born in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1920. She and her family moved to Fort Collins, Colo., when she was just 6 weeks old. Her father was with the U.S. Weather Bureau and he was moved from place to place. Her father attended college in Fort Collins. They moved to Englewood, Colo., which is where she made a lot of friends.

They made another move to Topeka, Kan., when she was still in school and this was a hard move because she did not want to leave her friends. She returned to Englewood for her senior year and graduated in 1938. However, Fort Collins would prove to be the place where she would meet her husband. He was working on a farm across the road from her home. They were married in 1940 and they moved to Denver, Colo. They started their family with a son. Next came a daughter. Her husband joined the army and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan.

Jane has enjoyed her life a great deal. She loved being a mother and a homemaker. She loved to paint and has many of her works hanging in her apartment. At the time of her husband's death in 1984, they had been married 44 years.

I asked Jane how she like living at Cottonwood Village. She expressed a contentment and homely feeling. "I love my apartment. The caregivers are all so kind and patient. I also like the food!" She has been living at Cottonwood Village for 2 years.

When I asked her daughter who is visiting from Florida, how she felt about the safety and cleanliness of the Cottonwood Village, she stated that it is a great comfort to know that since she lives out of state, that her mother is here, safe and happy. She feels it has a great atmosphere and feels homey. "The staff is very loving which creates a family feeling for the residents. I am very pleased with the staff interaction. I would recommend Cottonwood Village to anyone."

For more information about life at Cottonwood Village, please call (928) 634-4229, or email We would love to have you for lunch!