Get to know resident Edna Overbeck

Edna Overbeck is a painter, a musician, and a singer. She is a marvelously talented woman with a genuine love for her fellow man. “I’m waiting on my daughters to visit this afternoon,” Edna said. “We have a trio and are going to practice for our performance for the community. When the girls were growing up we had a family musical group, called The Overbeck Strings. We played churches and other venues. I loved every minute. There is nothing better than spending time with your family doing something you love.”

At the age of 40 Edna decided to attend beauty school and she became a beautician for 30 years. “When I was a young girl I would do hair before school and on Saturdays,” Edna said. “I would do finger waves, and pin curls for 10 cents.”

Edna also taught herself to draw and paint in her 40’s. “It was fun making things, I felt good, I kept busy with work and music and art.” Edna showcases some of work on the walls of her apartment. If painting made her feel good, her finished products makes all the people around her feel even better.

At a spry 95 years old Edna is sharp and witty. She loves living at Brookside and the comfort she has. “I love it here, she said with a big smile, I have always been independent and I can be as independent as I want living here. The nurses love what they are doing and it shows. I love the food, of course the staff, and all the activities. This is a wonderful community. I wouldn’t live anywhere else.”

Edna is one of the many residents living at Brookside Health and Living Community who will brighten your day with their sunny outlook and genuine caring for those around. Edna has lived a full and interesting life and would love to share it with you. To find out how Brookside can enrich your life or the life of a loved one please call (812) 634-7750 to get more information and to schedule a tour.