Resident Testimonials

– A few months ago, a very dear friend of my Mine entered the Harborview Acres assisted-living facility : Suffering with a fast progressing dementia, she had been moved from facility to facility never settling in anywhere -that is, until She arrived at Harborview Acres. While many letters to the editor are about national and international issues, I felt something small and local would Make for a nice clinger.  The Staff at Harborview Acres has offered my friend themost genuine and patient care I have ever seen – and sadly, many Of my friends have had to go into assisted-living facilities. When she -arrived, my friend was very anxious and unsettled – just wanting to get out of the home. But over time — with the patience and love the staff showed – my friend is settled in and content; she is now calm and happy. The care that Harborview Acres offers is no accident; it is real and purposeful. I have witnessed this personally, having visited my friend as often as possible Starting from the top, the manager and assistant manager set the high standard of care and their unique commitment inspires everyone who is a part of the I just wanted to thank them and applaud them for their kind service- as too often, we forget to say thank you to the people who look after our loved ones when they need special care which we cannot

Thank you, Harborview Acres!

Ann Cooper

When my father, Edward Dennehy, decided to move into an Assisted Living Facility, Gardens of Venice was our primary choice. A year or so ago we had toured the facility and realized that it was top notch. It was the best decision we could have made. The staff is caring and professional and accommodated us for every request. This goes for every single person we encountered from yourself to the ladies in the Med Room and the front office staff. My Dad was treated with respect and care throughout his four and a half month residence. At the end, Dad was a handful but the staff took it right in stride and handled things as best they could. You were very helpful in assisting us with private duty nursing and hospice care. Terry Anne and I cannot thank you enough. The facility runs like a smooth machine thanks to your caring oversight. You and your staff should be proud of the quality of care that you all provide.

Thanks once more,

David J Dennehy

It was one year ago on May 41 that my mother moved into Sandhill Gardens. She came in with a lot of negative feelings, an unruly cat and what could have been considered a bad attitude. Her transition has been amazing. During my phone call the other day she was actually laughing and jolcing with me. She has on several recent occasions referred to Sandbill Gardens as the ‘Club’. Compare this to the desperate ‘help’ calls I got from her the first couple of months she was there. It has been a long process including several medical visits to improve her health. Your involvement and help have made this possible. You are a valuable resource to you organization and to those of us who depend on you to manage our loved ones lives and keep them safe.  Many thanks again from my wife and me for what you and your staff have accomplished. I rest assured that my mother is getting great and thoughtful care.

Sincerely yours,

Son of Muriel Marshall


Michael Marshall

My father lived at Sandhill Gardens, and there is not one person who failed to genuinely care about not only his needs, but about him as a person. I cannot say enough good things about everyone there! Dr Butt, Kristian, David, Andrea and the awesome office staff, Jeffina, & her amazing girls, Jesse, Kitchen staff & housekeeping. Dad thought so highly of each of you & looked forward to talking with you each day. I can’t begin to name each of you because I know I’ll miss somebody, but you all are so special and care so much for each resident. Again, let me express my sincere gratitude for all you do each day to brighten so many lives!


Marian Taylor

My mother in law Vivian resided at North Port Pines for almost two years. Our experience from day one was wonderful. Placing a family member can be very stressful; Pauline Gore, the administrator, made us feel very comfortable and was very patient with all of our questions. This was quite new to us and my mother-in-law initially was not a fan of the idea of moving, but we knew she could no longer live on her own. North Port Pines provided a beautiful yet homey environment that she grew to love. Pauline and her entire staff treated her as if she was their own mother, always having a watchful eye and alerting us if she sensed there were any medical issues going on. There were plenty of activities to keep her entertained; they even took a trip to Sea World, which she loved! She got involved with crafts classes and would play bingo; they would bring musical entertainment in which she also greatly enjoyed. When she did have a medical problem and have to be hospitalized or in rehab, she was always anxious to return. My husband (her son) would have lunch with her once a week not just to visit her, but he loved the food – the chef is phenomenal! We feel very lucky that she was able to live out her final years at North Port Pines, and would recommend this facility to anyone.

Barbara Gruennert RN, CDE

“We knew we would one day have to make the decision on finding an assisted living facility. Well, a few weeks ago we not only found but chose Gardens of North Port. It’s always a great feeling when you are welcomed. Residents and staff have done just that. Our independence is encouraged, our wellbeing is a priority, and the security of knowing we are family at Gardens of North Port is reassuring! So many activities and wonderful entertainment provided and still we are able to find time to continue volunteering for Echo, Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Gardens of North Port was definitely in our prayers for the doors to be open for us & God has truly blessed us!”


Sharon & Robert Miller

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