“We had looked at a number of communities similar to Duncaster. All of them were very nice, however after each visit, we both knew that something was missing. Duncaster was the only one we found that was genuinely warm and welcoming. The other places physically were fine, but Duncaster was special. We felt the friendliness and genuine care that the staff gave to residents, and the residents we met were so open and friendly that we knew that this was the place for us.
We joined the LifeCare On the Go™ program and started using the gym and pool frequently, enjoyed the wonderful dinners, and met such caring and delightful staff and residents that as soon as an apartment became available, we jumped and decided the time was right. Our children are in Connecticut and we never felt the urge to retire in any other location, so we’re here and LOVING IT!!”
Mr. Ron Schwartz
Duncaster resident since 2022
“I first became interested in Duncaster when members of my family moved to Bloomfield. In my experiences visiting Duncaster I have found the residents to be warm and welcoming.
Today, I can say I am a proud new resident at Duncaster and enjoying every day! I most love the friendly greetings and conversations I experience as part of daily life here, whether seated in the dining room, or the exterior park-like grounds. Duncaster also helps me enjoy all my interests; swimming, exercising, pool tournaments, classical music and informative lectures. The chef understands my needs as well. There is definitely a unique culture here that makes me feel like I made the right decision at the right time.”
Susan Williams & Kanani Bell
Duncaster residents since 2022
“As retired teachers who have taught in a variety of places, we were West Hartford residents for many years. Prior to that we both moved a number of times around the U.S. and abroad. We chose Duncaster after considering several options because it’s a Life Plan community. It provides us the security we desire—for the rest of our lives.
It took us a few years to get the apartment we live in now and it was worth the wait. We love where we live and the people we interact with every day. We also love living in a community that celebrates the arts the way Duncaster does.”
My mom, Jo-Anne Ansboro has been a Duncaster resident since 2001
“On behalf of my family, I want to express our thanks to you, your leadership team, and every member of the Duncaster staff for the outstanding care and dedication each one of you has demonstrated throughout the pandemic. Not only have you stringently followed all CDC and Connecticut regulations and guidelines, you have gone above and beyond in ways big and small to make sure that every resident is safe, comfortable, and as happy as possible during this time.
All of us are suffering from “pandemic fatigue” by now, so I can only imagine what it is like for Duncaster employees, who not only have to protect their own and their families’ health, but also never forget that their choices and actions will affect the vulnerable Duncaster community, too. In particular, I want to tell you how much we appreciate your weekly updates. Their level of detail and transparency goes a long way in reassuring and reminding us that our mother has the good fortune to be living in one of the safest places possible at this time. Thank you also for continuously reminding everyone that they must not let up on mask wearing, social distancing, etc. until the pandemic is behind us.
Our thoughts are with you all as you continue to face this huge challenge, with congratulations for your success thus far and best wishes for the future.”
Duncaster residents since 2011
“Some of my friends are perfectly happy to just sit on the sidelines and watch life go by. But not me. I had to find a place where I could stay active and engaged. A place that offered more than just the proverbial rocking chair. Why? Because there’s so much more of life to explore and I still have more to offer the greater community. At Duncaster, I get to prove it every single day.”
Duncaster residents since 2015
“I chose a Life Plan community because I love being connected. At Duncaster, I’m surrounded by amazing people who’ve led amazing lives. We share stories about where we’ve been, support each other no matter where we are and have a real sense of togetherness. And we do what we can to extend that feeling to the greater community.”