I was born in a house on the street behind McClintock Manor and attended Calvary Church. Through the foresight of one of our elders, who felt there was a need for retired seniors to have a home near the church, McClintock Manor was built. I have lived here for a number of years. I have access to the church, Nisbet Lodge and, of course, the Danforth. I even have the subway and buses right across the street. I have enjoyed living as a tenant in McClintock Manor.
Life and living at McClintock Manor is a blessing. Over my eleven years here I have developed a network of friends, neighbours and community helpers. I have seldom felt lonely or bored, there is always something to keep my mind, my body and my spirit active.
I am located across the street from the Pape Subway, near the Danforth, close to churches, restaurants and shopping this gives me the opportunity to take care of all my needs. I am able to attend church at Holy Name or walk to Doctor’s appointment at the Albany Clinic as well as shop for groceries at Foodland. They still deliver so there is no worry about carrying heavy groceries home.
My apartment is my home McClintock Manor is my neighbourhood. If I need a meal they are always available for a nominal fee in the dining room. Classes and lectures as well as fun and games are offered. Over the years I have taken part in many of the activities but I have also had the benefit of hosting my family gatherings and celebrations in the multi-purpose room on the top floor. Another great advantage is that I did not have to give up gardening when my husband Harry and I became residents. I think I still grow the best tomatoes and make the best chutney!
McClintock Manor is a safe and caring environment, it allows me to live independently and to be able to share my gifts and talents with those around me. There is a feeling of security and peacefulness in knowing that I am in the best place ever. Even though my Harry is gone, I know that I belong and I’m not alone as I continue to age gracefully.
- Mary Keane