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Born in Jacksonville during the heart of the Great Depression, Charlotte Osgood worked as hard as she could despite poor schools and living in segregated areas. Her father was a barber and in 1948 opened up his first barbershop, which was across from City Hall and the courthouse. The shop was very successful, and the family moved into their first home when Charlotte was 9 years old. Charlotte spent her entire life living in Jacksonville with her husband, but when he passed the house became too much to handle. That’s when Charlotte visited her daughter in Atlanta, found The Renaissance—and met Anna..

 A Senior Living Story... 


Charlotte and Anna’s friendship is what makes living at The Renaissance special. Residents interact with one another and develop deep, meaningful relationships that make retirement incredibly enjoyable. As Charlotte says, “I fell in love with the Renaissance and knew this is where I wanted to live.”

Ruth Matthews

About the Author: Ruth Matthews

Originally from Macon, Ruth relocated to Atlanta in the early 1980s. She joined the team in 2004 and considers being here as a real privilege. She loves working with and learning from the residents. She values the time she gets to spends with each one. When not at the community, Ruth loves spending time with her dog, Layla. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends.

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