Meet Joel Abramson
This Month's Spotlighted Resident
Joel and his wife, Doris, were married for 74 years. Toward the end of her life, Doris was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and Joel was her sole caregiver. “It was such a good thing we lived in Pomperaug Woods,” said Joel. “When adverse health circumstances hit me, there were supports in place here to make sure Doris was cared for properly while I was recovering from my two strokes and my fractured hip. I never had to worry about her. Plus, when I got out of the hospital, I was able to get rehab in the Health Center at Pomperaug Woods before going back to our apartment, and I was able to get PT right here. I’m 100 years old, and doing great, and I attribute that in large part to the support provided by the Pomperaug Woods staff.”
Doris passed in August 2020, but Joel’s many friends make sure he stays busy. “I take advantage of every lecture and class that they have here,” said Joel. “I love the Thursday Current Events group. I always go to Music Appreciation lectures. I make it a point to go to exercise class twice a week. And I even take roles in the Pomperaug Players shows. It’s great fun! And every night I eat in the dining room with friends. Living alone isn’t exactly a picnic, but living in Pomperaug Woods among good friends and the terrific staff gives me the courage to face anything that life throws my way.”
Joel, having you as one of our many centenarians makes us Pomperaug PROUD!
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