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Positive Perspective a Century in the Making

Maurine Beene

Park Meadows Apartments resident, Maurine, has seen a lot in her lifetime.

“I was 10 years old when the Depression came and I was 20 when we had the war,” she said. 

And at 99 years old, she’s surviving during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Isolation and relying on doorstep deliveries for basic needs has been tough, “I miss going to church and I miss going to the senior center,” she added.

Maurine knows a thing or two about hard times. She lost her only child, a son, just ten years ago. Although she can hardly see, and is nearly deaf, her faith is strong, “Just trust in the Lord to take care of you day by day, that’s all I do!”

Even during the pandemic, she finds ways to keep busy, whether it’s visiting with her niece who buys and brings her groceries or watching TV to cheer on her favorite team, the Texas Rangers. “That Joey Gallo is my favorite!”

Maurine has lived at the VOA Texas senior housing site for nearly three decades.

“I have everything I need, a bed to sleep in, a roof over my head and food to eat. God said he’d supply all my needs, he didn’t say anything about my wants!”

We couldn’t be more inspired by her positive perspective.