Friends, pie and God helped Jerry
Jerry’s close friendships with fellow residents were a great blessing when his wife, Betty, passed away last year.
When Jerry Share decided it was time to retire, his daughter suggested he move to Twin Towers Place, one of St. Mary Develop- ment’s apartments for low-income seniors. Little did he know that his retirement plan included driving fellow residents to Saturday morning markets and to see the sights of Dayton.
Jerry still loves it at Twin Tow- ers Place.
“The nature out here, the sun- sets, they’re just so enjoyable,” Jerry says. “The lady that lives next door to me has also become a close friend. She and I will sit on our balconies and we’ll just chat. Some- times she’ll even bake pies for me.”
Jerry sees the friendships and activities at Twin Towers Place as major contributors to his current
“I took people to the market on Friday mornings,” Jerry says. “I did that for seven years and loved it. I was able to see things with my fellow residents, and we had a great time.”
These friend- ships ended up being a blessing for Jerry when his wife, Betty, passed away last year.
Jerry went through a difficult time including his wife’s passing, eye surgery, knee replacement, and receiving a pacemaker. Twin Towers Place helped him through it all.
“The residents really helped me through it,” Jerry says. “They had a funeral service for her, the people here got up and talked about how great Betty was, we sang a couple of hymns, and we read poems.”
happiness. He also sees all of these as blessings from God.
“Living here has really helped me enjoy life,” Jerry says. “God is with us here as much as we are will- ing to accept Him.”