Montereau: Pet-Friendly Retirement Community Helps the Maxwells Feel They Belong

6800 S. Granite Ave Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 495-1500

When Sue and Jack Maxwell visited friends at Montereau, they fell in love with the campus and location. They admired their friend’s beautiful Garden Home and soon were building custom home of their own.

With Jack’s dementia diagnosis in mind, the Maxwells knew that a transition to a community with Life Care was the best choice. Now, two years after their move to Montereau, Sue looks back on the decision with relief.

About six months ago, he moved into Memory Care. She said the transition was so much easier because they were already settled with friends and a support system within the community. Sue can easily visit him and take him to the campus restaurants which makes for perfect opportunities to continue socializing with friends and neighbors over delicious meals.

“You find a lot of people who are in similar situations … This community cares about each other and knows what each other is going through,” Sue said. “The people I have met here have been extremely nice. There’s a lot of compassion.”

Back at her cottage, Sue finds warm company in her 5-year-old Bichon Frisé, Max. This adorablly small dog sleeps with Sue each night and kindly serves as a secondary doorbell whenever company arrives.

Sue appreciates that Montereau loves and embraces pets, but also enforces safety measures like keeping dogs on leashes and ensuring every dog has been checked by a veterinarian. It’s also a great perk that they offer a dog park and fenced-in cottage backyards so that both residents and furry friends can get some fresh air.

“A high percentage of people here have pets. Rarely am I out walking Max that I don’t see someone else with a dog,” she said.

Sue recommends to anyone considering Montereau to move sooner than later. “If you wait too long you miss opportunities!”


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