In their own words.


No one knows StoneRidge like the people who live here. If you’re considering a move to a senior living community, you can benefit from their experience. Here are just a few comments from residents and their family members.

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"My parents, Jane and Charlie Hildreth, moved into StoneRidge almost 2 years ago. They had a robust social life and were moving from a beautiful condo overlooking the water into the “unknown”. After two years, I can truly say this may have been one of the best decisions they ever made! StoneRidge is a magical place! Filled with caring, courteous staff and fellow residents who always show sincere and genuine kindness. Smiles and delightful conversations greet them at every turn. They have immersed themselves in the amazing social fabric StoneRidge provides and they routinely enjoy the wonderful activities offered daily. I told them at one point that moving to StoneRidge was perhaps the greatest gift they could have ever given us as their children. I truly believe this. They talk about the friends they’ve made and the joy they experience with their fellow StoneRidgers all the time. The delicious dinners in the dining room. The casual lunches on the patio in a country club like setting. The choir. The wine and cheese parties. We all love visiting them with the grandchildren and always feel welcomed with open arms by the top-notch staff. I can’t possibly overstate the comfort and peace of mind we have knowing how much Jane and Charlie enjoy living there. It has been an incredible experience. For all of us!"

Timothy Weber, resident's son

“My wife and I relocated to StoneRidge from Rhode Island, where there were no comparable retirement communities. StoneRidge has proven to be all we were promised and more. The warm, positive attitude of residents is contagious. We enjoy a wider social circle than expected. We’ve attended far more movies, concerts and exercise classes than anticipated, and have danced more! Come join us.”

Noel Ashworth, resident

“Our first visit to StoneRidge stood in clear contrast to other communities we visited, because of the residents. There’s a palpable warmth and vitality of community here among our residents and staff. It’s seen in all the friendly greetings and conversations, and in the broad participation in the activities offered here and throughout the greater Mystic area. We’re in our second year living in the StoneRidge community and we love it!”

Charles Schott, resident
Chet Andrews, resident

“I’ve been a volunteer in various activities my entire life, so when I came to StoneRidge,
I continued that. I volunteer at the Seaport, which is a wonderful, wonderful place to be. We meet people there from all over the world, and visiting with them is just very enjoyable.”

Chet Andrews, resident
Gilda Axiotakis, resident

“The staff are so outstanding here that it's contagious. And when people are nice, you’re nice. We forget how important good manners are, and friendliness is, and gentleness and kindness … and that's what we have here. It's just a lovely place to live.”

Gilda Axiotakis, resident
Ruth Walsh, resident

“When I first came to StoneRidge, I thought, ‘What have I done?’ But I’ve been here 14 years and I couldn't be happier. I'm very involved and I stay out of mischief, and that's good. I’ve never regretted one day of coming to StoneRidge. It’s been a really rich, wonderful experience.”

Ruth Walsh, resident
Eve Chapin, resident

“It's a gorgeous area if you'd just like to walk or hike or sit on a bench outside. The water is healing. There's something about the water that restores your soul. I still go sailing. I never thought I'd be sailing at 89, but there you go. Went kayaking a couple of days ago. You can do anything you want here.”

Eve Chapin, resident

"My parents, Jane and Charlie Hildreth, moved to StoneRidge just about 2 years ago. It has been such a positive experience for them in so many ways! On the social front, they have taken full advantage of all the activities StoneRidge has to offer. Whether it’s singing with the Chorus, enjoying a Fourth of July cookout or the Kentucky Derby party with a great Mint Julep, Jane and Charlie have participated in lots of great events! From a family standpoint, we have been able to visit and enjoy various private family parties with delicious food from the kitchen, stayed overnight in the ‘hotel rooms’ to be able to extend a visit, but even more importantly, we have had peace of mind that they are enjoying a new and easier lifestyle in an elegantly comfortable setting."

Amy Keough, resident's daughter

“StoneRidge is a community. I’ve discovered I love the idea that I shall grow old with such delightful folks. Being here has exceeded my greatest expectations.”

Harvey Austin, M.D., resident

A wonderful feature of living at StoneRidge is the enthusiastic support from the administrative team for "Resident-Led Activities." The renovation of an underutilized and cluttered woodworking shop is a case in point. Instigated and led by a group of like-minded residents who put in many hours of designing, planning, cleaning, and just plain hard work, a total restoration of the shop was recently completed. This undertaking, initiated by residents, was fully endorsed and supported by the administration community. It now is clean, bright, beautifully organized and stocked with a myriad of tools, equipment and supplies. Many residents now happily enjoy working on projects in the new woodworking shop.

The billiard Room sat virtually unused and in jeopardy of being converted into a conference room until another resident-led group appealed to the administrative community to give it a face lift. The results are that the venerable old pool table has been completely restored to its former glory, and a new set of pool sticks and new score board have been added to the room. A television for viewing sports and a competitive dart board completed the restoration and it now is a multi-use Game Room enjoyed by many residents. These are but a few of the ways in which the whole StoneRidge community works together to make living here an evolving and wonderful experience.

Dan Barrett