Resident Stories


Real People. Real Stories.

Nolean H.

Nolean was born in North Carolina, but moved to New York City when she was 5 weeks old. She and her family moved to Brooklyn, New York when she was 2 years old, and she remained a Brooklyn resident until July of last year, when she moved to Las Vegas and Carefree ...  READ FULL STORY

June M.

June was born in New Haven, Connecticut, where she lived until graduating from high school. She moved to Boston to attend Boston University, but dropped out to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. She married and had two children (a son, Cole, and a daughter, Robin). Following her divorce, she and her children moved to New York City ... READ FULL STORY

Celia B.

Celia was born in Little Falls, Minnesota, but moved to Duluth, Minnesota at the age of 3 after her parents divorced. Her mother was a kind, interesting woman who was born in Romania and learned to ice skate as a young girl, which she passed on to Celia, who learned to skate at the age of 3½ ... READ FULL STORY

Ann G.

Ann was born as a Navy brat at Mare Island Naval Hospital in Vallejo, except for 7 years as a little girl in Philadelphia, Pa. Ann spent most of my life in Sacramento. Ann graduated here in Sacramento from Hiram Johnson High School and Sacramento City College. Ann worked for 32+ years for the State of California including 10 years in the Bay Area ... READ FULL STORY

Henry & Dorothy I.

Henry and Dorothy met each other in London where they both lived and worked. This was after the end of World War II, during which Henry served five years in the Royal Navy and the Parachute Regiment. He was in action on D-Day and later in the Middle East, India, Malaya, Singapore and Java ... READ FULL STORY

Betty W.

I am so happy to be at Carefree Natomas. I love my Neighbors and Friends and especially love serving in the kitchen with all the other volunteers. Tuesday morning egg breakfast is fantastic! I’ve been a Carefree resident for 1 ½ years ... READ FULL STORY

George I.

George currently resides here at Carefree. He remembers when the land Carefree is built on was once a rice field. George has 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He is the son of Frank and Lilian Inderkum. Inderkum High School was named in recognition of Frank Inderkum, for his outstanding contribution to Sacramento County and the Natomas community ... READ FULL STORY

James D.

James is the Father of the Author of “Standing Above the Crowd”. James joined the Carefree Family in 2011 and has lived in England, Alaska and Germany. James was in the Military and worked at the Post Office ... READ FULL STORY

Diamond Brothers

Whether it's the dance floor, karaoke, or just hanging out with new friends, Steve and Neil Diamond have made an impression at Carefree. They grew up in Southern California. Steve was born in 1950 in Hollywood on Pearl Harbor Day and Neil was born four years later on Veteran's Day. Growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950's and 1960's was dreamlike: non-congested freeways, open land, orchards, clean air, and a real positive spirit ...  READ FULL STORY