"I'm Annette Greene and I live here at The Bristal at West Babylon. I lived in Florida for 19 years. But my husband was getting ill and I decided to come back here because my children live here. My husband passed away, I was too far from them, and I wanted to be closer. My children heard about this Bristal being built and she said, "would you like to take a look at it?" And I said "yes, I'm open to anything."
I walked through the door. And as soon as I saw it, I fell in love with it.
I have a lot of friends here. We play cards, we are entertained. Which wasn't the fact when I was living alone. I was in the apartment by myself. I didn't feel alone, but there were times when you couldn't go out. I couldn't do anything, but here even if I can't go out, there's always someone around.
And the people here are wonderful. In fact the first night, when I was here, I was so busy during the day that I went upstairs and I barely couldn't call my daughter, 'cause I call her every night. I said "Lisa, I can't talk to you honey, I'm just too tired!" In fact, I have one friend, very close, and she calls me party girl because I tell her, "if you call me, you have to call me after after 6 o'clock" because I go down in the morning and I don't come to my apartment until 6:30.
Every morning at 10 o'clock, they have what they call chair exercises. We do that, and now a lady has come in and she does Tai Chi in the chair. So I take advantage of that too. But I do walk a lot around the building after breakfast, after lunch. I make it my business to walk a lot.
I couldn't ask for anything more in life. God has blessed me. I'm thankful for everything. Aches pains and whatever I don't care. I don't have to worry about anything. I know that there's always someone there that will take care of me. And it just means friends, love, and safety - I know it. I just love it!"