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Say Hello to Frances Haley

Posted on: November 15, 2023

I recently moved to Ventura so I could be closer to my daughter and her family. Previously I was living in Michigan out in a wooded area on Lake Michigan. I lived alone in this beautiful, secluded area for 12 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. With advice from my doctor and my six children I decided I needed a change.

A brief sketch of my previous life. I was born and raised in Washington D.C. There I attended high school and Catholic University and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology. I worked as a social worker in the hills of Virginia, (quite a life-changing experience) I then worked in the psychiatry department of Georgetown where I met and married my husband.

We moved to South Bend, Indiana, which was my husband’s hometown and where he practiced his surgery as a urologist. We raised six beautiful children together. I was a stay-at-home mom until our children were raised. Then in my fifties I returned to college and received my master’s in education from Indiana University. I joined the work force as a certified Psychotherapist, Hypnotherapist and marriage and family counselor. I practiced for ten years until my husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. We had fifty years of a wonderful marriage where we travelled worldwide. We especially enjoyed skiing together.

I have sixteen grandchildren, and love being a grandmother. I have enjoyed the life that was given to me and will continue to love and learn.

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  • My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.

    Stacy B.
  • Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!

    Janie H.
  • Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.

    Kelvin F.