Thelma Brown moved into the East Wing of Ave Maria’s nursing home in 2004, after her daughter, with whom she had been living, suddenly passed away.
Very independent and sociable, Thelma quickly adapted to her new life, making friends and sharing a room with another resident, playing games, and being the cashier for the nursing home’s monthly cookie sale.
Thelma eagerly watched the construction of Ave Maria’s Green Houses and made it quite clear that she wanted to live in a Green House. One of the first residents to move into Green House – St. Anne House, Thelma loves her apartment and privacy:
“It’s nice to have my own apartment and bathroom, and not have to go down a hallway for my shower. I have more space and put out my family photos and personal items. Also, I can go to my apartment to watch tv, read the paper, or play solitaire. I like it here.”