Following a Health Crisis, Resident Finds a Supportive Community at Spring Terrace

March 1, 2024 | Posted in Uncategorized |

There was a time when Susan Taylor was content living alone, enjoying social interaction at work managing stores and day care centers. Then one day, her health began to fail and she was hospitalized. When Susan went home, her daughter felt she needed to be part of a supportive community.

“My daughter wanted me to be somewhere where I had people around me,” said Susan.

Fourteen years ago, Susan moved into our Spring Terrace supportive housing community, and she has never looked back. She takes full advantage of the services provided by staff, from regular visits with Nurse Rita, to riding on the transport van to appointments and stores, to enjoying free, healthy food at the weekly Food Pantry, Coffee Hour and Supper Clubs. Recently, Susan enrolled in a case management program and that opened the door for her to meet with an on-site therapist once a week. It allows her to focus on herself. Susan looks for ways to show kindness and compassion to the people around her, making sure they are safe and supported, not expecting anything in return. She is truly a wonderful neighbor.

During Amplify Austin, we’re highlighting stories of FC residents who benefit from the free, on-site support services at each of our properties – services like Learning Center programs, Healthy Food Pantries, healthy living and wellness, and community events – all programs we can offer because of donations and community support. Amplify Austin is underway. You can support Foundation Communities and residents like Susan by donating and sharing our Amplify link: