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Baldwinsville: Seniors enjoy living life to fullest

You're never too old to fall in love. Evelyn Cady married her husband, Ralph when she was 80 years old.

"We were friends for 50 years before we were married," Evelyn said. "I never thought I would marry again but it just happened!" For the next seven years, the newlyweds enjoyed retirement living in Sedona, Arizona.

"We walked one and a half miles every day together. We also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and Mexico," she said.

Unfortunately, health issues brought them back to Central New York. Soon after, Ralph needed 24-hour nursing care due to complications from a stroke. Evelyn, too, needed assistance with everyday living.

The Cady's chose the newly opened McHarrie Pointe Assisted Living for Evelyn in April of last year. "I love it here. The people who take care of me are wonderful. They are all so nice." Since McHarrie Pointe is part of the Syracuse Home continuum of care campus, Evelyn visits Ralph at Syracuse Home, as both programs are located in the same building.

McHarrie Pointe offers assisted living in a beautiful, contemporary setting for residents who need support and security in their everyday lives.

"Our philosophy of care focuses on the individual," said Maggie Reap, director of resident services at McHarrie Pointe. "We are proud to celebrate our one-year anniversary at McHarrie Pointe. The success of our program is largely due to our commitment to providing supportive and customized services that focus on each resident's independence and dignity."

McHarrie Pointe amenities include homelike apartments, beautifully decorated lounges, restaurant-style dining, library, daily activities, outings and much more.

"I visit Ralph twice a day, every day. We go to church together on Sunday. We love happy hour on Saturday. My favorite activity is Wii Bowling," said Evelyn. She also enjoys the monthly shopping trips.

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