Ruth McGill, 84, has lived at Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor since November of 2007. A native of Pittsburgh, she raised six kids in Point Breeze, where she lived for 49 years.
"I had been talking about getting an apartment, but I would still have to do shopping and cooking, and I was all cooked out! Some friends told me about Lighthouse Pointe; it’s lovely here, and well-furnished; everything is as neat as a pin. And the people are delightful — so courteous and kind! I was able to fit everything I loved in my apartment. I have met so many nice people; you can be alone if you want to be, and you can open the door, and be with a lot of people. I have had MS for 19 years, and am grateful for each and every day. I love that somebody else comes in to change the linens, and clean. I feel like I’ve gone to heaven!"
Gertrude Yonke, 91, moved into Vanadium Woods Village in July of 2009. Her son and daughter-in-law discovered Vanadium Woods Village and loved it — and knew she would love it, too.
“I love the décor here; it’s so inviting and home-like, like a beautiful hotel. And everyone is so friendly and kind! Before I moved in I never dreamt I would be able to fit everything I wanted in my apartment. But everything fits beautifully — even my queen-sized bed and dinette table. After dinner, I like to visit with the ladies in the fireside lounge. It’s a cozy place to sit and talk. And the meals are wonderful! Everybody — the management, the dining hall staff, the housekeeping — everyone is so nice and kind. You feel like you’ve lived here forever.”
Doris and Bob Riethmiller live at Lighthouse Pointe Village at Chapel Harbor. Both are natives of O’Hara Township.
We came to Lighthouse Pointe two years ago in April, moving from a two-story house full of furniture. During, and after our move, Sandy and Dimitri (on-site managers) were extremely helpful and nice. This is a very friendly place; that was one of the first things we noticed when we came here. Another nice thing is, you write one check that covers everything except for phone service. That’s a big plus! We receive once-a-week cleaning, and once every year, a deep cleaning. The food is very good; we’re involved in several interest groups, and have met some wonderful folks. We’re perfectly content here!