The Ridge Testimonials

"I cannot say enough wonderful things about The Ridge Foothill. My father is wheelchair bound and has spent the last two years in Assisted Living. Most recently, during COVID (at Christmas), we moved my dad to the Ridge because the place he was in before was going downhill. This place was the best Christmas present for him and for family because it makes him so happy. While no place like this is perfect, The Ridge comes pretty darn close.

The food is amazing, the staff are so friendly, and the building and the rooms are beautiful. My dad calls it his "fancy hotel" and although he missed his friend from the previous place, he wouldn't ever dream of going back. I love how they have approached the pandemic thoughtfully, caring not just about COVID, but also the mental health of their tenants. As a side note, my mother had not wanted to look here because she thought it would be too expensive. As it turns out, because of good management and string nursing, it is actually cheaper for my parents here. If you are contemplating finding a place for your family or loved one, I would highly recommend The Ridge."

Nancy Bardugon, Daughter of residents at The Ridge Foothill

"There is always something to be grateful for: Having somewhere to go is a home. Having someone to love is a family. Having both is a blessing. The Ridge is my home away from home, and I consider them all a part of my family. I'm extremely grateful that they are all a part of my life's journey."

Rita, Concierge at The Ridge Pinehurst

"I'm very happy with the care my loved ones are receiving at The Ridge Foothill. The staff is really wonderful and they are great about communicating with the families of the residents, which I really appreciate. I highly recommend it to families looking for a safe, comfortable place for their loved ones."

Chelsea Taylor, Family member of a resident at The Ridge Foothill

"I am grateful for just being able to work here. One quote that sticks out to me is, “Great things never came from comfort zones.” I’m truly grateful for getting to work here because it has brought me out of my comfort zone and has helped me have new perspectives on my life thanks to the amazing people surrounding me."

Cameron Closs, Dining Hostess at The Ridge Pinehurst

"My mother has been living at The Ridge Pinehurst since it opened, and she is very happy there. For the three years before Pinehurst opened, she lived in a different Denver facility where the price was higher, the activities were less plentiful, the food was terrible, and the staff not as kind or helpful. When we decided to find a new place, I visited literally 10 other facilities and could not find one that was as nice as Pinehurst.

The brand new building has beautiful apartments with high quality finishings and appliances, and big windows. The grounds surrounding the buildings are gorgeous with patios and walking paths, many different places to sit either alone or in groups, and outdoor fire pits for when the air is chilly. The food is very good and plentiful for the cost and there are a number of different places to eat: a main dining room, a small coffee shop/bistro, a bar area and a high end restaurant which will be opening soon. There is a very well equipped gym with a lot of new equipment, a lovely pool area for swimming, water aerobics and water walking resistance classes. And a great little move theater with reclining seats where they show movies a few nights a week, a weekly showing of the Crown, Ted Talks, sports events, and more.

I am very happy that my mother has a beautiful place to live with a lot of fun things to do, but the most important aspect of Pinehurst, (as a daughter concerned about her elderly mom), is the staff and leadership. They are attentive, caring, kind, respectful, and helpful. As I was moving my mother into the building, I passed a training session for staff in which I overheard the trainer saying to the group, "When a resident asks you for anything, stopping to help them doesn't take away from your job, it IS your job." That is the attitude I found missing from so many of the other places in Denver that I visited and researched, and why I know my mother will be happy at Pinehurst for a long time."

Rebecca Yaffe, Daughter of a resident at The Ridge Pinehurst

"I absolutely love it here because I get to work with my best friends and our beautiful residents. I absolutely am so grateful for this amazing job."

Mary Hidaman, Activities Co-Programmer at The Ridge Foothill

"In my opinion, The Ridge Foothill is THE premier senior living community in the country. My Mom (a resident since January 2020) and I thought it was wonderful from the start, but what The Ridge Foothill has done during the pandemic has been nothing short of astounding. Their safety measures and commitment to keeping the residents happy and healthy in innovative ways throughout this time of isolation from families have been amazing. And the fact that every resident at The Ridge and most of the aides are already fully vaccinated or awaiting second shots (in the case of new residents) makes families like mine breathe so much easier. Thank you Ridge. Best senior living community ever!"

Liz Abel, Daughter of a resident at The Ridge Foothill

“The reason why I really like working here is because it feels like home. The residents are so sweet and kind and my coworkers are exactly like family.”

Savannah , Dining Room Supervisor at The Ridge Foothill

“My family has peace of mind knowing I’m being given the best possible personalized care. Even during the pandemic, the community has been very creative in ensuring we remain connected with our families. They’ve set up window and courtyard visits and Zoom parties. I feel safe and secure and am always treated with dignity and respect.”

Mark Scholes, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

"I have never had grandparents of my own and am thankful to work at The Ridge because I feel like I have gained a hundred grandparents."

Marriam Ramos, Concierge at The Ridge Foothill

“The staff takes care of us like we’re members of their own family. I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done for each of us during this time. The Ridge Foothill has made us feel safe and comfortable. So many of my concerns have been alleviated. I’m so spoiled here, and I love it.”

Joan Poston, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“I love the environment of The Ridge. From the residents to our staff members, I feel encouraged and supported in the work I do. They care about me and provide a variety of opportunities to learn and grow in the company.”

Carla Azcurra, Health and Wellness Coordinator at The Ridge Cottonwood

“Just the other day, my daughter and granddaughter came to visit me. It’s nice to visit with my family again. They surprised me with my 9-month-old great-grandson. We took a picture of the four generations, and Bobby, our executive director, surprised me by getting it framed for me. That picture is sitting in my apartment where I can see it at all times.”

Helen Stringham, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“The Ridge feels like family. They value their employees and make it a priority to be there for each other. The residents have become my aunts, uncles, and grandparents, and the care partners feel like my siblings. The atmosphere is fun and you feel supported when you work here, that is why I like it so much. It is my home away from home, and that is how I feel every day.”

Stefanie Orozco, Lead Care Partner at The Ridge Cottonwood

"Mom’s recovery at The Ridge is remarkable! Everyone on Mom’s team (aides, med-techs, lobby and dining room personnel, administrative personnel) has been uber attentive, thoughtful and caring. My personal encounters with Ridge personnel have been overwhelmingly supportive, friendly and helpful."

Alexa Baxter, Daughter of Alice Smith, Short-Stay Rehabilitation Resident at The Ridge Foothill

“The Ridge has worked out beautifully for me. I’ve always been a very social person – I’ve always had a lot of friends and done a lot of networking. But I could see myself doing that less if I were living on my own. There’s so much here to keep you busy, and I like that. There’s nothing that you don’t have here. I can’t say enough good things about it.”

Barbara Jones, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“Every time I walk in, I’m so amazed by the feeling, the smells, the sights. The staff is wonderful. The food is delicious. I’ve been thrilled with all the things they have going on at The Ridge. There’s so much for my mother to do, and I know that she’s intellectually stimulated, which is very important to us because she’s very bright. It’s just a wonderful place for her.”

Kathryn Crawford, Daughter of Marilyn Crawford, Resident of the Ridge Foothill

“I think the best thing for people of all ages is to have people to talk to and share experiences with. That’s what drew us here. It was the camaraderie with other people our age who also wanted to continue living an active life. They keep us busy, keep our minds sharp and keep our bodies physically fit.”

Alan Kepa, Resident of the Ridge Foothill

“When I was looking for a place to live, I found that The Ridge’s brand-new environment was far more attractive than any other community in the area. After living here for almost a year, I can confidently say that the staff and the care are even better. I also find that the food and activities surpass the excellence of the building’s design.”

Lloyd Redd, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“I wouldn’t have received this kind of treatment any other place. My family is so thankful for the help I get here at The Ridge Foothill. They tell me all the time, ‘Mom, you’ve got it so good there.”

Mickie Price, Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“The people of The Ridge Foothill welcomed me in a way I never expected! For a month, while recuperating from surgery – I dined with them, chatted with them, exercised with them, heard their stories, and shared mine with them. My short stay became a luxurious retreat in a lovely setting. I enjoyed the recreation that I needed to heal my body and soul. I am grateful to the staff and the community of residents who befriended me. The wealth of their individual knowledge never ceased to amaze me.”

Shahpar Ghodsi, Short-Stay Rehabilitation Resident of The Ridge Foothill

“Living at The Ridge Cottonwood has been simply wonderful. It would seem shallow to say ‘it’s just perfect,’ but I truly can’t think of anything I would change.”

Mary Oniki, Resident of The Ridge Cottonwood

“The Ridge has been a lifesaver, for both of us. Living here has kept my mother extremely active. In fact, when we pick her up for lunch, she always pulls out her daily calendar to make sure we get her back in time so she doesn’t miss anything.”

René Crawford, Daughter of Mary Oniki, Resident of The Ridge Cottonwood

“This community is really family-oriented. When I was looking for a job, I was looking for a feeling, not a position. And this community has that feeling. It feels like family, and whether you’re living here or working here, it’s where you want to be.”

Shelley Tucker, Lifestyle Director at The Ridge Cottonwood

“I’m a great doer no matter where I am, but this place has really helped me prepare for my future and know that I’m not alone.”

Virginia Black, Resident of The Ridge Cottonwood