Testimonials / Stories

Our residents agree: The Pines at Davidson is the best!

Personal stories and high satisfaction ratings.

The Pines at Davidson frequently asks its residents, “How are we doing?”

In a recent independent survey, over 98% of the residents indicated that they would recommend The Pines to a friend or relative.

Positive surveys are good, but it’s the people who make The Pines at Davidson the special place it is. You’ll find a rich variety of life experiences here. Our residents have included President Eisenhower’s cardiologist, a Radio City Music Hall performer, a missionary who served in Sudan. Read thoughts and personal stories from some residents and their loved ones, below. We think they convey the true spirit of our close-knit community.

I found out that something very unexpected and wonderful can happen. Something you have said ‘never, never, NEVER again’ happens. A marriage to someone who is good to and for you and you are grateful for what he gives you: HAPPINESS!

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- a Resident


Since retiring in 1990, I have built and operated humanitarian programs that have distributed over 18,000,000 packets of vegetable seeds to poor, hungry and malnourished people in over 70 countries and five continents. This has enabled people to grow food rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in their diets.

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- a Resident


One of the first people I met here was Dr. C. Louise Nelson from the Economics Department at Davidson College. Our son had her when he was a student here in the early ‘80s and was scared to death of her. We found her to be absolutely delightful and enjoyed...Read More

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- a Resident


My most memorable experience at The Pines? Spending every day with the wonderful people who live and work here.

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- a Resident


I was a stewardess for Pan American World Airways in Central and South America. I also taught Bible at a public high school in Charlotte as well as a men’s prison in Statesville, NC.

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- a Resident


A personal connection that surprised me? I met and married a widowed resident who moved in the same month I did, July 2005!! Can’t get much more surprised than that!

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- a Resident


I feel as if I were ‘adopted’ as part of a family here. My personal family is in Texas and the West Coast so I really appreciate the friendships I've made here. This is a resourceful, caring community. As a newcomer you will be included in all the activities as...Read More

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- a Resident


My extended family includes John Tyler, Robert E. Lee and Lewis Armistead. It has been a wonderful experience to share this history in a lecture at Davidson College.

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- a Resident


I met a woman from my home state of Illinois. We grew up 30 miles apart but didn't know each other until coming to The Pines. We all enjoy having our dinners with such a wide variety of people.

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- a Resident


The welcome of the residents and staff go well beyond any expectations you might have coming to a new place. Plus, there is so much available in activities geared to all levels. You are free to choose what you can do and what you like in activities.

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- a Resident


The Pines has a cordial relationship with the college and the town. The town is a lively, friendly place to live. Example: on visits to The Pines to see me, my daughter and son-in-law fell in love with Davidson and chose it as their retirement home.

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- a Resident


Having long known about The Pines before moving here, it was still a pleasure to discover the high level of respectfulness that characterizes The Pines. The respectfulness extends across and to all levels - staff, employees, residents. It creates a very comfortable atmosphere in which to live and, I imagine,...Read More

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- a Resident


I am an Ikebana teacher (Japanese flower arranging, Sogetsu school). I started in mainland Japan in the late ‘60s and continued to study and rise in rank while living in Okinawa. I have taught in Okinawa and D.C. and demonstrated the art across the state and in D.C. and Virginia....Read More

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- a Resident


Thank you, each and every one of you, for the love and care of my mother. The Pines is a lovely place, but it is each one of you that makes it such a special place. Thank you for your unconditional love of others and the many kind things you...Read More

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- a Resident


I’m an actress. Of late, I’ve done eight seasons in Banner Elk, NC doing musicals and will be here in the Davidson Community Players doing ‘ Oklahoma.'

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- a Resident


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