The Oliver’s are our newest Kirkwood by the River family members in Independent Living! During the quarantine they found it increasingly more difficult to get the necessities so moving to Kirkwood gave them peace of mind knowing that meals and necessities were provided and people are around to help during such an uncertain time.
The Oliver’s have been married for 15 years and they were introduced by mutual friends in Birmingham. Each of them were born in different states – George in Georgia and Martha in Kentucky – but found their way to Alabama earlier in their lives. Between the two of them, they’ve got 6 married children, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great grand children (with a pair of twins on the way!).
Martha says her favorite thing about Kirkwood so far is not having to cook anymore! The couple has also enjoyed the wonderful people they’ve met so far and look forward to creating more friendships with their Kirkwood neighbors. A hobby that the two have done together for years is gardening and George is really looking forward to working in the resident garden with friends and fellow green thumbs. He has already started working on his fall garden! Martha loves that she has time to read and relax with fun coloring books.
The thing that the Oliver’s feel so very thankful for – especially in this season – is their health and the health of their family. We know that safety and health are a blessing and not something to be taken for granted and we pray for sustaining of that health every day!
The Kirkwood family is so thrilled to be able to welcome the Oliver’s to their new home and we pray they feel the love and encouragement through this place as many have before them!