What residents and families like most about St. Margaret’s House.
The L. Family
Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during this time. The pandemic and slow government bureaucracy made it very difficult for us to gain access to our beloved grandmother’s apartment. We apologize for the delay and are very appreciative of the extension you gave us. We also want to thank you for the many years you have provided our grandmother a home as well as a community. We are very grateful that she was able to spend many years at St. Margaret’s House making friends with the other elderly people, participating in activities, and simply having a good time outside of her apartment. Because of the staff’s hard work, our grandmother had lived a very comfortable, happy and active life here, which we will be forever grateful for. Our family has had many wonderful memories here as well and it is a very bittersweet goodbye for us. We hope that you continue to provide this warm sense of community to the next tenant as you did for our grandmother. Thanks again for everything you have done for our entire family.
The T. Family
Our mother is currently 92 and has been living at St. Margaret’s House for the past 22 years and loving it. She made many longtime friends, sharing laughs, meals and house activities. St. Margaret’s House provides creativity with a weekly painting class, health benefits with a number of weekly exercise classes and for fun, there is dancing and movie nights.
The building is very well kept and if there’s any maintenance service required in an individual apartment, it is handled promptly and professionally. Our mother has come to love the staff and we, her children, have relied on the staff to keep us informed of her well-being and safety. They are absolutely wonderful.
Our mother has always loved her apartment which looks out to Brooklyn, with the East River, the South Street Seaport and of course the Brooklyn Bridge all in view. What’s not to love and we are all extremely happy that she is still so happy living at St. Margaret’s House.
Thank you St. Margaret’s House!!!
The Y. Family
St. Margaret’s House has gone through several evolutions since my mother moved into the senior residence shortly before 9/11.
My mother saw the fall of the 2 towers, the move of the Fulton St. Fish Market to the Bronx, Sandy flood out the Seaport and the surrounding financial district, with the South Street esplanade revitalizing the east river from Fulton St. to the South Ferry Terminal.
Throughout this time, St. Margaret’s House has been a stabilizing factor for my mom. In the beginning Trinity Church and the nuns were intimately involved with the daily activities.
There was Bingo, art class, computer classes during the week. The residents’ activities were all dominated by the restaurant and the dining room. My mom used to come and go independently.
Today, St Margaret’s House has become a village setting for my mom suffering with dementia.
Her neighbors almost all have home care aides, my mom heads down to the atrium most days and passes her afternoon amidst a waterfall and garden.
Since the beginning of 2016 there is tai chi, aerobic exercise, yoga, painting and ballroom dancing during the week.
St. Margaret’s House is helping my mother socialize now that her activities are becoming smaller and lesser.
Everyone down to the security guards helps my mother transition with her illness. They are her friends as well as the front line defense preventing her from wandering and getting lost.
St. Margaret’s House is a real guiding light for seniors and with each year that passes it is a safe place that gives its residents life giving energy.