Goodwin Living Testimonials

We’re proud of the work we do, and residents, family members and employees echo that in these personal testimonials they’ve shared with us.

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I have chosen to give to the Foundation because Goodwin Living is a family. I specifically give to the Staff Funds because I believe in the employees. They are incredible people from all over the world who have overcome so many difficulties. I have seen the Foundation help provide education to many who report to me who are single mothers, first-generation college students and individuals trying to better their family situation. I am grateful the Foundation empowers Goodwin Living employees to follow the principle: Give a man a fish and feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.

Josh Bagley, Administrator & Guide of the Small House Health Care Center

Goodwin Living

I joined Goodwin Living on June 10, 2020 during the middle of the COVID-19 epidemic. My introduction to the organization was not routine, but I still feel welcome and appreciative of the willingness of my fellow co-workers to reach out and offer help. My boss has been very helpful in acclimating me into the position, and I felt like a family member from the moment I started.

The culture at Goodwin Living is very real, friendly and helpful. Most importantly, like a family, the staff really shows care and thoughtful consideration to the well-being and life quality of the residents. I see co-workers going out of their way to bring family members together with their loved ones, even coming in on Saturdays to supervise family visits. Joining the Goodwin Living organization has been a great new chapter in my life, and I welcome anyone to come see this great place that preserves, protects and prolongs the quality of life of older adults.

Carson Fralin

Goodwin House Alexandria

Thank you so much for your care of [my spouse] during his last two months. It meant so much to me to have you with him and to explain to me what he was going through.

Spouse of a Patient

Goodwin Hospice

I want you to know how much we appreciated the attention and compassionate hospice care that you provided during our mother’s final days. It has been truly inspiring to observe and work with such a dedicated and effective team in action.

Daughter of a Patient

Goodwin Hospice

As a physician, I support, honor and uplift residents and families by providing medical care that involves them in shared medical decision-making with the goal of keeping the resident as comfortable and independent at home as possible.

Dr. Maggie Gloria, Medical Director

Goodwin Hospice

Dining Services values our team members’ individualities. We integrate their ideas and passion within our daily operation so residents experience warm hospitality, attentive service and delicious food. Drawing inspiration from various cooking traditions, we have developed menu features offering a global exploration of culinary delight. And they’re always met with rave reviews from residents!

Peter Moutsos, Director of Dining Services

Bailey's Crossroads

Residents at GHBC are passionate about their community and care about making the world a better place. We have more 250 residents who volunteer, working with all age groups and populations. They volunteer for causes ranging from poverty and education to voting and human rights. In 2019 alone, they volunteered more than 17,000 hours of their time.

Greta Christ, Volunteer Coordinator

Bailey's Crossroads

Goodwin Living is special, most notably because of its mission: "Support, honor and uplift the lives of older adults and the people who care for them." I love my job because Goodwin Living cares about me and my professional growth. The tuition assistance benefit allows me to continue my education. I'm using it to obtain a degree in nursing.

Mee-Kema Braima Fakondor, Small House CNA

Goodwin Living

For a number of years my husband and I contemplated a move to Goodwin Living. I prayed regularly for a positive outcome and surrendered to God’s will in the matter. Finally, early this year we received a call from Shannon Bishop. We took the apartment offered and moved in on May 25, 2017. Two months later we were offered our heart’s desire, the Rosslyn. I know God led us through all of the work involved in selling our home and moving in (twice)! Our residence here is a demonstration of God’s work in our lives and God’s love for us. We have truly found a home in Goodwin Living. And for me, it’s reassuring to know that I have good medical care available in my own home. Thank you, God, for Goodwin Living.

Suzanne Morton, Resident

Bailey's Crossroads

There is a wonderful old Protestant Hymn entitled "Great is Thy Faithfulness." While all the words may not be appropriate, the word, "faithful" is perhaps one that resonates with most residents. Goodwin Living has made us a promise that it never has, nor will it ever ask a resident to leave because of running out of funds. These words became a living reality to me when I found myself out of funds. The Foundation helped me re-organize my debts, and with my remaining limited income, feel less guilty about the fact that I could not continue to support others or organizations at the level I had in the past. Helping me with my financial issues while preserving my dignity was a wonderful experience.

Few things can be counted on not to change, and one of those things is the Foundation's support for residents. It's a wonderful feeling knowing Goodwin Living will be faithful to its pledge, and will continue to support residents collectively and individually. Because we understand this, maybe it's the reason so many of us participate and try to "give back" in every way we can, to contribute to the quality of life at Goodwin Living.

A Goodwin Living Resident

Bailey's Crossroads

Goodwin House Alexandria

After a thorough exploration of our area’s retirement options, we decided we wanted to stay put in our beloved home of 32 years. After reviewing our finances and consulting with an elder care attorney, we found that the support and flexibility of Goodwin Living at Home was the best solution for our needs. Our membership began just over a year ago, and already we feel very much a part of this warm, caring and supportive community.

Sue and Cliff, members since 2017

Goodwin Living at Home

I put our mission and values into action every day during interactions with residents and staff. Focusing on how I can raise them up and create a culture of mutual respect has a positive impact on all of us.

Karen Doyle, Administrator of Health Services

Bailey's Crossroads

I am deeply grateful for the support that Goodwin Living at Home provided me following the death of my wife, Elizabeth. It was her idea to use the more comprehensive membership as a complement to our existing long-term care insurance. When I remarried in 2016, my wife Susan also benefited greatly from the measures GLAH takes to ensure our safety as we age side by side in our new home.

Brad Stanford, first member in 2014

Goodwin Living at Home

Enjoying life at home past the age of 100 has become the expectation in my family. As a member of Goodwin Living at Home, I can carry on the family tradition of aging in place. Should I ever need assistance, I know that Goodwin Living at Home will be right there with me, ensuring that my health and safety needs are met so I can continue living my life in the home I love.

Harriett McCune, member since 2017

Goodwin Living at Home

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