At the heart of The McLellan, when it was just an idea, was a place small enough so that we all knew each other as neighbors and diverse enough to be inspired by each other as friends. Inspired to live every day with purpose. To live every day disrupting the societal aging concept that when one is over 50 there is nothing left to accomplish or pursue. It does not need to be a perfect life, to be a happy life. We all make mistakes, have regrets, wish we had done things differently. All we can do is stick together, forgive, learn and continue to love. You all have incredible families, think of The McLellan as just adding a few more to your dinner table!
At The McLellan we are not 85 years old, we are 85 years young. Every morning is the start of a new day and a new beginning. To disrupt society’s concept that as we age we must lose parts of our lives, The McLellan must be thought of as more than just a building with 18 residences. The McLellan is a loyal community of people, 62 years young and onward. A community of people who are eager to keep living and making a difference. A community of people with varied interests, who are eager to remain active and to explore what is next in life. A community of people with caring and understanding for their neighbors when the speedbumps of life set us back. Your residence at The McLellan is a part of The McLellan, but outside your door, the whole building and property is yours as well. Outside your home apartment door is life and people waiting to say hello, waiting to walk downtown before dinner, inviting you to raise the flag, pick lettuce for the salad. Step outside your front door and we will be ready to go for that walk, ready for a great conversation, ready to meet the day.
The McLellan concept of living is so deeply seeded in my heart, from values whispered to me as a young child. When you are living at The McLellan, here is my promise to each of you and to myself: “The moments of our lives have value, whether we are 8 or 108, every single moment matters.”
Love and gratitude for each new day and each new hello,
Amy McLellan / President & Founder