A perfectly tailored fit

Estella describes how she continues doing what she loves while making friends at Atria.

March 28, 2022

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Atria Senior Living Resident, Estella, in her sowing room

When considering a new place to call home, Estella wanted a community that provided the independent lifestyle she cherished. When she first visited Atria at the Arboretum, it was all that she had imagined – but before moving in she asked, “Can I bring my sewing machine?”

Sewing is a passion for Estella that started at a very young age when her mother needed help making dresses for one of her many seamstress customers. From that day on, Estella’s love for stitching colorful creations grew – so when Atria said that they would of course support her interests, Estella knew she’d found her new home.

Living at Atria provides the freedom Estella enjoys and has helped her make meaningful connections. As she explains, “If I had stayed at home by myself, I wouldn’t have made so many friends, and that’s important to me.” She’s especially fond of a community sewing group she joined, which she affectionally calls, “The Knit Wits.”

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At Atria, you’ll find for older adults to pursue their passions with energy and optimism. Our vibrant communities offer the perfect environment to learn, grow and connect with others. We invite you to join Estella and other residents who’ve made Atria their home.

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