Testimonials

I am very pleased with Antonine Village where my sister Pauline lives. And, I admire the Sisters tremendously! My sister had spent time in a facility in Delaware where I live, but had lived in Ohio near the Antonine Village most of her life. Hence, when her friends told us about this new facility opening in Ohio we were most happy. I wanted a facility for her that was fairly new, and somewhere close to her friends since she is very social. Once we visited with the Sisters, I was totally amazed by their insight into people. They demonstrate a genuine interest in caring for individuals. The Sisters have gone out of their way to help Pauline fit in and feel welcome. They are very motivated to try and help people, and I can’t find a better situation than that for my sister.

Paul Ekoniak, Hockessin, Delaware

My sister has been a resident of the Antonine Village since September 2014. The staff is very accommodating and compassionate. Anna appears happy and content with her new home at Antonine Village, and I feel relieved that she is in a safe environment.

Nicholas J. Veauthier, North Lima, Ohio

My mother, Susan Foor, began attending the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care in August 2009. She started with two days per week and increased to three and then five days as her need for care increased. She loved i. The program is wonderful, and the caring shown and support given to the participants is exceptional. In the summer of 2014, the need for assisted living was becoming apparent. I knew the Sisters were building an assisted living/memory care facility, and I also visited two other area facilities. We choose to wait for Antonine Village to be completed. Mom moved in in the beginning of November (after two respite visits) and has settled right in. The Sisters and staff are awesome. They have made Mom feel at home as well as making us feel at home when we visit. The care she receives, the food, the activities — everything is exceptional. They have a wonderful connection with the folks who live there. This was the best choice for mom, and best of all she is happy here.

Ellen Hall, Hubbard, Ohio

Our mother attended the Antonine Sisters Adult Day Care facility for several years and was very happy there. She passed away in 2007. Later, our dad, Harold Lemke, started to struggle, mostly staying in his room. When we found out they were opening Antonine Village, we thought that would be a great place for him to live. As soon as he got to know everyone (he is in Assisted Living) he was eating better, was happier and has people his age to talk to all the time. He even has a friend to watch football with. The care there is awesome. Everyone is friendly, and they really make sure he eats his three meals a day. He just loves it there and we’re happy as well.

Denise Harris, North Jackson, Ohio

I love it here at Antonine Village — everything about it, especially the girls who take care of me. The company is great, and the food is getting better. I have lived here for five or six months and have no complaints and, if I ever do, I tell the Sisters and it’s taken care of. I don’t have to do anything unless I want to help, and they let me. I was all alone before I came here, and this place has really changed my life. I would recommend the facility to others.

Adele Hutchison, North Jackson, Ohio

My mom [Norma Geist] has been living with us for seven years and had been home alone all day when we noticed that she wasn’t eating and doing other things she needed to. So, we decided to look for a place where she could be more active. She goes to the Sisters’ Day Care three days a week and those are her best days. The place is spotless, the Sisters and staff are very caring and patient, and they feed them hot meals every day. We think the world of the place and brag about them all the time to others who might need their services.

Diane Crawford, Newton Falls, Ohio

We checked out other facilities for my mother [Nora Blue], but the Sisters are the best at treating people so well and attending to their needs. There are many activities going on there for my mother to participate in and they have holiday parties for the families to attend. My mother really likes the socialization and activities. The transportation works out well. Bill, who drives the van, is great and takes the time to help her get in and out of the van and never complains. The Sisters are very kind, caring and patient with the adults at the Day Care facilities.

Pat Smith, Warren, Ohio

The Sisters have a wonderful connection with the elderly who come to the Day Care. My dad [John Waldorf] went there every day for almost a year and it really gave us a peace of mind knowing that he would be well taken care of, and that the Sisters genuinely cared about him. The meals are home cooked, they have Mass and Communion, and one of the Sisters is a registered nurse, so the elderly get medical care, too. We are considering moving my dad into their beautiful new facility [Antonine Village].

Roseanne Winner, Austintown, Ohio

Coming to this place has been life-changing. I used to just sit in my apartment by myself and was so depressed and down on myself. But since I started coming here, I’ve come out of my shell. Everyone is so friendly and nice, the Sisters and staff treat us great, the place is immaculately clean and the homemade food is great. We do different things each day so we don’t get bored and they keep our minds and bodies active. I couldn’t ask for anyone better than the Sisters to help care for us.

Sally Green, McDonald, Ohio

We had been looking for a safe and caring day care center four our mother [Edna Hinkle]. My sister had heard of the Antonine Sisters and when we toured the facility, we knew we had found it. The center is beautiful, spacious and clean, and the fact that it’s faith-based made our decision an easy one. The Sisters and staff are caring and believe in preserving the dignity of our loved one. Mom enjoys attending every day, and the variety of events and socialization provided gives her the self-confidence she deserves. We are most grateful.

Gail London, Warren, Ohio

We couldn’t ask for a better staff to help care for my father-in-law [Frank Fiorenza]. His dementia had gotten so bad that we needed help because nursing home life wasn’t agreeing with him. The Area on Aging referred us to the Antonine Sisters and he’s been going there weekdays for more than three years. The Sisters and their staff are great people and really know how to care for and love him. The provided transportation is a big help to us. The activities there keep his mind busy and he has a sense of belonging.

Billie Jo Fiorenza, Canfield, Ohio

It was truly a God-send when we found out about The Sisters. My Mom [Irene Papas] went there during the day when we went on vacation about two years ago and she’s been going ever since. Before she started, she would sit in front of the television at home and get depressed. But now she’s made some friends and participates in so many activities at the Day Care. She loves the atmosphere, the activities and how much the Sisters show they care. It’s a wonderful place.

Mary Kay Papas, Niles, Ohio

We are very pleased with the care my mother [Edith Haus] gets at the Antonine Sisters Day Care. She started out going there a couple days a week, but will go there every day (Monday through Friday) beginning in January. She really loves the Sisters because they are so nice and really care about her. And she likes that the environment is clean and safe. My mom also enjoys the meals there and that she can get her hair done at their beauty salon. The Day Care gives her a purpose to want to get up every day and go somewhere she enjoys.

Carole Halloran, Boardman, Ohio

The Sisters were recommended to us by the Area Agency on Aging 11 and at first, my husband [Bob Lane] wasn’t crazy about the idea of going there. But after the first two or three times, he kept asking me when he was going back. He really loves it there because they keep him busy playing bingo and cards, instead of just sitting there watching television. I really think going there has slowed the progression of his Alzheimer’s. The place has really been a lifeline for both of us. It has relieved some of my stress and allowed me to have time to get my shopping done, go to appointments or even have lunch with a friend or family member.

Marlene Lane, Warren, Ohio

We looked at other places for her [Elaine P.] to go, but we like that the Sisters Day Care is spiritually based and that there are plenty of other people for her to interact with. They keep her busy when she’s there, which is good for her. The fact that they come pick her up and take her home is huge. I’m really glad they built the new Antonine Village because it shows that they are successful and growing. I don’t have to worry about getting a call from them saying they are going to shut down. Knowing that she’s there every weekday takes a lot of stress off me.

Karen S., Youngstown, Ohio

My daughter wanted me to be around other people instead of sitting at home by myself all day. I love it here – the Sisters are so nice and they let me express my opinion about things and listen to my suggestions for activities and other things. I enjoy socializing with the people who come here and learning about things that I wouldn’t have otherwise. I don’t have anything bad to say about the Sisters or this place. It’s a great place to spend time every day.

Angeline Tribby, Hubbard, Ohio