The Doolittles, originally from Bergen County, New Jersey, moved to Willow Valley Communities from Charleston, South Carolina in 2018. They were ﬁrst attracted to Willow Valley Communities by the ﬁnancial peace of mind of Lifecare, but during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Doolittles said they have appreciated the expert guidance they are receiving. Weekly COVID-19 updates broadcast through inhouse television and daily updates guide them to make their own informed choices.
The Doolittles enjoy Willow Valley Communities’ meal and grocery delivery services, and special dinner takeout from Willow Valley Communities’ gourmet restaurant, Local Table. Donald continues to practice his skills at the golf simulator at The Clubhouse, and they both savor long drives throughout Lancaster County. A beneﬁt the Doolittles have discovered is supporting local Lancaster businesses, as they have had the opportunity to try many new restaurants by ordering takeout. “There are so many that have been on our bucket list to try. Now is the time to do it,” they agreed.
The extended Doolittle family has enjoyed many visits to Willow Valley Communities and to the greater Lancaster County area. For now, those visits have paused, but the family takes comfort in knowing that their parents are secure. “Our children know we are not on our own,” said Vivian.