What do our residents think?
No one knows the El Castillo lifestyle like those who live it every day. Here’s what our residents say about downtown Santa Fe’s only continuing care retirement community.
“I was born in Santa Fe and am now living in the ‘heart’ of Santa Fe at the lovely and friendly retirement residences of El Castillo. I have lived here for eight years and feel it is a wise decision. Because El Castillo is governed by a local board of directors it avoids the ‘cookie cutter’ management of ‘large corporation’ life care facilities. The amenities I enjoy cover every need to make life a pleasure.”
“It was time – time to leave our lovely home – while we still had the energy to start a new life. We chose El Castillo four years ago and have been thankful ever since. There is a diverse group of friendly, interesting people here – attractive surroundings and a short walk to the Plaza bring us all that Santa Fe has to offer. In this our new home there is weekly entertainment, always fine meals, and the comforts of home. What more could one ask?!”
Yvonne and George Fairchild
“Coming to El Castillo was the best move I have ever made. The ambience is wonderful – exceeded only by the efficient office staff, the hard-working employees, the wonderful services, the delicious food, and the great programs. My son and daughter know they don’t have to worry about me. So what more could one ask?? Nothing!”
“I took care of my 90-year-old mother in her home in Ohio for six years. When she died, I came to live in Santa Fe in a new house. As soon as I reached the earliest mandatory entrance age of 65, I signed up for LifeCare at El Castillo. No ‘ifs, ands, or buts,’ to this decision! I decided that this was exactly the thing for me to do! I have lovely children who have professions and…I didn’t wish for either of them to change their lifestyle in order to take care of me, in my last years. I am very satisfied with the results of this move and if, or when, I move to the Health Center, I will do so with grace and good will!”
Helen C. Graham
“I visited a friend at El Castillo many years ago and I liked everything I saw and heard about this lovely community! My dear friend showed me around and I immediately got on the Wait List. My husband and I decided that planning for a move to El Castillo was an excellent decision. When the time came to make my move, I even brought my Joseph Staub sculpture with me that I get to enjoy every day in the courtyard! I love being independent and also having access to health services when needed and the location can’t be beat! I love walking all over downtown Santa Fe and the food in our dining room is really great!”
Mrs. Heidi Steffen
“Moving to El Castillo is like going on vacation and not having to go back home.”
Charles E. Cole
“We are totally in love with our new home. We so admire the way El Castillo is run… from its meticulous upkeep to its whole friendly, helpful staff and its scrumptious food. The extras such as gorgeous gardens, the pool accessibility, the exercise classes, the Fitness Center, the new library and Cantina are outstanding. Of course, the residents are exceptional.”