Bruce was born on March 1st in Newton Falls, Ohio and is an only child. After high school, Bruce served in the Air Force for three years and was based in Pakistan where he monitored electric transmissions. He was discharged from the Air Force early to care for his mother and grandmother after his father passed away. Bruce loved being in the military and would go back if he was able.
After he turned 18, CJ served in the Coast Guard for 13 years. Upon completing his time with the Coast Guard, he went on to serve in the Navy Reserve until 1986. CJ also worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years as an electrition as well as a driver for The Shriner's Children Hospital.
He met and married his wife in 1957 they were married for 50 years.
During their marriage, they had one son who passed away from cystic fibrosis.
CJ continues to be involved with the Shriner’s today and says they have made a significant impact on his life by allowing him the opportunity to make an impact on other’s lives.
He also likes to claim that he a curmudgeon or a grumpy old man. We can tell you that his claim is 100% false! He has a beautiful, caring heart and is also known as our top dog lover at our community! If CJ is not sitting in the front lobby visiting with the house dogs, they make their way to his room and push open the door to check on him. He makes a point of leaving his door cracked so the dogs can let themselves in. He can pretend to be surly all he wants, but no one at Oaks at Hampton believes it. We love him!
Florence was born on November 18, 1926, in Akron, Ohio and she was the second of four children to Otis and Frances. Florence and her siblings attended Catholic school throughout their education. She graduated from St. Vincent High School in 1945. She continued her education at a business school where she learned shorthand and other secretarial skills.
Morris was born in Cumming, Georgia, in 1940. He is an only child and was raised by his parents at the family mill, T. R. Thomas Mills, which was located at the corner of Highway 9 and Spot Road (now called Country Folks Superstore). Morris went through the Forsyth County School System and graduated from Forsyth County High School in 1958.
Mr. David was born in Franklin, North Carolina eighty years ago. He was so tiny that his mom joked she had to tie him to the pillow so she could find him! Of course, she, herself, was only five feet tall and weighed about 95 pounds. His mom went on to have three other children, giving David two younger brothers and one sister.
Born in Bowling Green, Florida, resident Martha is the youngest of four children. Her father was a farmer who grew vegetables. Growing up, they moved around various places. Martha called her dad a “Stroke of the Night” kind of guy. Martha’s father joined the Navy when she was a child. While he served in the Navy, he received his barber's license, and once her father left the Navy, he worked as a barber.
Mary is known as our "people person" Horizons resident here at Oaks at Hampton! She was born in Manhattan, New York in 1940, but was raised in the Bronx. Her parents immigrated here from Italy, so she speaks fluent Italian and is very proud of her heritage.
It is well-known and scientifically proven that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits. A dog can invoke so much joy amongst a group of seniors. Dogs are a connection to the past, to family, to children and grandchildren, to a less complicated time when major success was teaching your dog to fetch the ball. Dogs represent camaraderie, loyalty, and faith. They are dependable, upbeat, compassionate, and they remind us of what it means to love unconditionally.