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Cottage Spotlight: The Heights

As many of you know by now, AutumnGrove Cottage is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. All throughout the year we are going to share stories, past and present, of our cottages, residents, staff members and families. To kick things off, our Heights Cottage will be in the spotlight for the month of January. 

Nestled amongst Victorian style homes, The Heights Cottage is AutumnGrove’s most eye catching cottage in the Greater Houston Area. When The Heights Cottage opened its doors in July of 2010, we wanted be part of the neighborhood by matching the look and feel like the houses surrounding it. So to fit in with the old Victorian feel, our Heights Cottage boasts an elevated slab and a gabled roof dawned with roof finials and cresting to help create a taller more slender building, with large windows, wall shingles and porches accented with decorative gingerbread trim.

Cynthia Rossel

Heights Cottage Managers, Cynthia

Even with its grand exterior the atmosphere inside the cottage is what is worth boasting about. The manager, Cynthia, and her caregivers have created adoring relationships with all the residents. Not only have the caregivers befriended the residents, but the residents have become best of friends amongst themselves. The Heights Cottage residents are quite the active group. They all love to dance around the cottage, play brain games and enjoy afternoon strolls in the garden. Cynthia is just as active as her residents, bustling about the cottage mingling with the residents; it is rare to ever see her sitting down. The Heights Cottage caregivers are the most kind hearted and compassionate group of people. They can be seen chatting with the residents as if they were all long lost friends. Everyone in The Heights Cottage are close friends and they make sure to look after each other all the time.

DSC_0223The Heights Cottage is always full of friends, family, loved ones and lots of joy. You can stop by a take a walk in the garden with the residents or enjoy a cup of coffee with Cynthia. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are always welcome in the cottage where everyone is your best friend.

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Cynthia and some of her caregivers at the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Houston.

 

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