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Growing up on a dairy farm in New England, Wendy learned the importance of a strong work ethic from her parents. But when Wendy was 16 and a junior in high school, she lost her mother and had to start all over again, relocating to live with her aunt and uncle. “It was really, really hard for us. And we had to start over again in a new town.”

Throughout her life, Wendy has embodied one value that her parents instilled in her—unconditional love. She has held various jobs in finance, worked for a real estate developer, and even done interior decorating—but her true calling came when she applied for a position at a senior living community.

 A Senior Living Story...   


Wendy’s story showcases the remarkable love and commitment that is shown to each resident at The Renaissance. All of the hardship Wendy faced early in life led her to The Renaissance, where she is able to show residents the same love that her parents, aunt, and uncle showed her growing up. “When I go home at night,” she says, “I stop and think about the residents and just how grateful I am that I have this opportunity to be here.”

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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