I am Cindy Clark – Sales Director for Primrose Retirement Community in Zanesville, OH. My mother, Marilyn Stephens, worked as a registered nurse for more than 30 years. She always put others’ needs and care before her own and served as a mentor to all new nurses – and suddenly she found herself a widow. She lived for 15 years in a ranch home that she and my father built until her health took some turns and her safety became a concern.
My mom is a member of Friendship Baptist Church in New Concord and a member of the Salvation Army – and she remains as active in both as she can. She enjoys getting together with her girlfriends every Monday at Primrose for lunch and plays cards. Mom loves to watch Ohio State football and basketball and enjoys our Buckeye tailgate parties.
I am one of Marilyn’s two children – the other is Rich Stephens who is a Nursing Home Administrator at Summit Acres in Caldwell. We are both married and have been blessed to give mom two granddaughters, a step granddaughter, a step grandson, 6 great-grandsons and a great-granddaughter due in August of 2016.
While I work at Primrose and knew it would be the perfect place for mom to call home, it did take some time for us to convenience her that this would be a safe place for her! As with all moves there is the struggle of downsizing, letting personal items go, and finally making the decision to move.
That was the tough part! Now that we are settled at Primrose, mom is being cared for by wonderful nurses and RAs. She enjoys the daily home cooked meals and the fellowship opportunities. For mom, as a widow, there were many days/nights she would be home alone. Now, at Primrose, there are so many wonderful residents that she can dine with, talk to, and create new friendships with. There is a wide variety of activities that she can pick from and attend as she wishes.
The conveniences of our in-house physician, podiatrist, and our wonderful nursing team have made it so much easier for her to get the care she needs when she needs it. It also allows me and her son, Rich, to sleep peacefully at night knowing she is being well taken care of.
Primrose definitely offers stress free living and we are proud to both live and work here!