meet some residents
Elliott and Betsy Cobb have so many reasons for choosing to live at The Village at Wood Edge. Not only is it an established facility with friendly, competent staff, excellent management, good food and lovely apartments, but it is also right in their hometown.
At The Village, they happily joined friends who were already residents when they moved in 2016. The Cobbs began enjoying daily time with friends, exercising at the YMCA, eating dinner together, having drinks and going on trips planned by The Village. On Oct. 15, the Cobbs will have lived at The Village for four years.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, life has looked a bit different for the Cobbs and all residents at The Village. However, Elliott and Betsy say they’ve all made the best of it. Though residents stay in their own living spaces and only get out for necessities, they are working to fight boredom and be creative.
Despite the circumstances, the Cobbs are thankful to be at The Village during this time.
“You can remain in your residence and your meals and other needed items are delivered to your door by a friendly member of the staff,” Elliott said. “In addition, our children do not have to worry.”
The Cobbs appreciate knowing they’re in a safe environment where their needs are met among neighbors and friends. The Cobbs came to Franklin in 1978 —42 years ago. Elliott, a Franklin native, received business and law degrees from the University of Virginia, which helped him meet Betsy, who grew up in Charlottesville. They married in 1961 and have three children together.