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Dec. 14, 2018
This paid piece is sponsored by Grand Living at Lake Lorraine.
Sometimes little things can leave big impressions.
In this case, it was a light fixture in the Lakeview dining room at Grand Living at Lake Lorraine that led Duane and Dorothy Wrage to their new home.
“One of my friends had been there to see someone, and she said you should see the light fixtures in the dining room. They’re so unique and beautiful,” Dorothy said.
“So one Sunday afternoon we went down and looked at it.”
They didn’t plan on leaving where they were in living – in a twin home about eight blocks away – but Grand Living sold itself.
“It was something else,” Dorothy said. “And we didn’t say anything to each other until we were all done. And then I said, ‘I think I’d like to live here.’ And he said he would too.”
They packed and moved two weeks later.
“We found an apartment here looking right out at the lake, and we really like it,” Dorothy said. “It’s the beauty of everything and everyone is so friendly.”
They enjoy breakfast at the bistro and dinners in the same formal dining room that attracted them to move to Grand Living.
“Eating here is so nice. On Thursday nights, they have wine and music, and there’s nothing I dislike,” Dorothy said. “The food is very tasty, and there’s always a choice of desserts. I haven’t turned on the stove in our apartment to cook yet. I’ve maybe used the dishwasher a few times.”
They especially enjoyed their first holiday season at Grand Living.
“They had a beautiful Christmas meal and five huge trees, and there’s always Christmas music and people coming in and caroling,” she said.
“And then Santa Claus comes, and you can have your picture taken.”
On a more serious note, Dorothy also depended on Grand Living earlier this year when Duane had a mild stroke.
“I pressed a button, and they were here in no time,” she said. “That showed us how smart we were to live here.”
While Duane hasn’t been able to get out as much while recovering, Dorothy has enjoyed the many day trips Grand Living offers. She has been shopping in Rock Rapids, Iowa, wine tasting at Calico Skies Vineyard and on a boat trip in Garretson.
“They have really good entertainment, plus movies on Saturday and Sunday,” she said. “And then we love to sit in the sun on the comfortable porch chairs or on our balcony.”
Even better: They’re close to family in town, including a daughter who lives within walking distance of Grand Living.
“We see them often. They think this is a wonderful place too,” Dorothy said. “They’re so glad we’re here.”
To learn more about Grand Living at Lake Lorraine, click here or call 605-799-1900.
“We didn’t say anything to each other until we were all done. And then I said, ‘I think I’d like to live here.’ And he said he would too.” Two weeks later, they moved to Grand Living and are grateful they did every day.