Valley Senior Village resident Guy is celebrating seven months of flourishing at National CORE’s Escondido-based affordable housing community, cheerfully explaining that he’s “happy, healthy and enjoying life!”

Guy said living at Valley Senior Village has been a godsend for him. He’s in regular contact with his daughters and grandchildren again, he’s made new friends with other residents and he’s about to hit his two-year milestone for sobriety on June 29.

Guy also has a new roommate – a dog named Marianne, a terrier, shih tzu, schnauzer mix. Guy said she keeps him happy and healthy. He loves taking her on long walks around beautiful downtown Escondido.

“I look at where I was with my alcoholism and mental illness and things have improved dramatically since I moved here,” Guy said. “National CORE provides me with a safe place to live. It’s drug and smoke free and the staff is very attentive to the property and residents. It really gives me a piece of mind knowing that National CORE cares.”