"Moving to Council Gardens taught me the true beauty of mankind. Planting individual gardens, eating breakfast and brunch with our neighbors and renovations to all different parts of the village all make Council Gardens a great place to live. Council Gardens has people from all nationalities and religions. There are so many nice pieces of art in our halls. We go on so many great outings. We even have our own store so we don’t have to leave the complex for small items."
"As president of the Council Gardens Tenant Association, I can say every resident is thrilled to be part of the Council Gardens 50th Anniversary celebration. At the monthly tenant meeting everybody was asked to come up with an idea for something special the association could do for the festivities. The idea for this book was inspired by Fred Cohen, a resident here at Council Gardens. Everybody was asked to write a paragraph or two saying what Council Gardens means to him or her. There was such a great response. We then decided we would make a scrapbook and give everybody the opportunity to see and read how lucky we are to be residents. We thank everybody who has made Council Gardens such a wonderful place for all of us. Ruth Einstein would truly be proud of this great community! Thank you in advance for looking at our book."
President, Council Gardens Tenant Association
"I must say that having the opportunity to live at Council Gardens is a real blessing. I love living here. The staff……….WOW! What can I say. From the maintenance group to the top---what a wonderful group. They are caring and thoughtful in everything they do and say. I am one of the youngest tenants here at Council Gardens. I am 20 to 40 years younger than most but the age difference really doesn’t matter at all. I have many friends here, with all of these friends my day to day life is interesting to say the least. In my lifetime I have lived in a few different apartments. None of them offered the same opportunities that Council Gardens does. From the trips to the gardens, the vegetable sale, breakfast, the swimming to everything else in between, Council Gardens has so much to offer their tenants. I am truly blessed with the opportunity to be in charge of our little store. I am thankful to be living here at Council Gardens. It is truly an amazing place to live and a wonderful place to call home.
"It was very hard for me to leave my home. I looked at many different places before I chose Council Gardens. I feel very blessed to live here. We have so many activities that I am able to participate in. The diversity of the tenants has helped me realize how proud I am of my own heritage."
"My move to Council Gardens was to help my sister, Lillian Bell. It is a wonderful place to live with the many planned great activities and trips (in the building, the city, outside the city and outside the country). When I first moved in, wonderful dinners were cooked in the kitchen and we all enjoyed eating in the dining room at least one day a week. Then there were desserts and now it is breakfast 2 days a week and lunch one day a week. Some of the activities are free, but for the meals and other activities, there was and still is a minimal fee. Space is available for those who want a garden. I grew a garden 2 years. Sometimes when I need something but just don't feel like going out, fresh vegetables are available to purchase here twice a week. - our Snack Shop is very convenient daily. Let's not forget those 90 degree days we had this year - with our air condition, it was comfortable. Also, during the winter with thermostats in each apartment we are cozy, looking out the window seeing the snow fall and to think that we don't have to shovel - maintenance is great. When I talk about Council Gardens to my friends, they tell me if they ever move to an apartment, this is where they will apply. Such a blessing for all the things that are available to the wonderful residents."
---E. Wheeler, resident since 1994