When Nate and Evelyn Wanek moved into a villa home at Western Reserve Masonic Community over ten years ago, there was no indication that the life events that changed their lives would also serve as one of the catalysts for change in the services provided here.
When Nate’s physical and mental abilities declined, a hard decision had to be made. Western Reserve had no level of care in place to safely serve Nate’s needs and the only option was to move. It was a difficult time for Evelyn, not having her husband close at hand. It also prompted Evelyn to write a heartfelt letter expressing the need for memory care support right on Western Reserve’s campus. She shared how wonderful it felt that her voice was heard and to be witness to the decisions, planning and ultimately the construction of a specialized care living environment.
Wearing Nate’s favorite golf hat, Evelyn lifts cement onto one of the final bricks that symbolized the completion of the new Memory Care Center at Western Reserve Masonic Community. Her dream, and ours, now a reality.