Johnathan’s Story

Because of you, Johnathan has a family again. And he’s...

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Johnathan’s Story

Because of you, Johnathan has a family again. And he’s aging with dignity.

At 73, Johnathan’s done a lot of living – and a lot of working.

“I was born in Pelican Narrows, but spent most of life working in Churchill,” he says sitting on a bench outside of The Madison on a warm summer afternoon.

“It was hard work, but it was what you made of it. I was often away from my family,” he says.

Today, he has lost touch with almost all of them. His parents passed away a long time ago, and he hasn’t seen or heard from his brothers and sisters in decades.

All that’s left is a black and white picture of his mom propped up on his dresser.

“I love that picture,
because it reminds me of being a kid…
a simpler time,”
he says.

But that doesn’t mean Johnathan is without a family.

“I find it good here,” he says, shuffling his walker back to his room.

“Nobody bothers me here and the people here are like family,” he says.

I have some visits from other residents,
and the staff here always check up on me.

 

Disclaimer: To protect the privacy and trust of those in our community, we do not publish their photos or names on our website. Photos in this section are stock photos, and names have been changed.

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