Martha Randolph Tells Her Friends:
“This is the only senior living community you want to move to!”
As she was getting ready for choir practice at her beloved Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Martha Randolph heard a slam coming from the shower. Her husband, Robert Lee Randolph, Jr., had suffered a heart attack and had collapsed, So she jumped in, helped him onto the shower mat, and immediately pulled the medical emergency cord to alert Lenbrook’s security and healthcare staff.
“Security personnel as well as a member of the healthcare staff showed up at our door within two to three minutes. They assessed the situation, called an ambulance, and within 30 minutes after I found him, my dear husband of 65 years was in surgery at Emory St. Joseph’s!” remembers Mr. Randolph of that fateful evening in 2018.
“I am convinced that without this immediate response, and the excellent convalescence care at Lenbrook afterwards, he would not have made it. So of course, I tell all my friends, all the time: Lenbrook is the only place you want to move to!”
In 2021, Mr. Randolph slipped and broke his hip and is now required to use a wheelchair to move around. To help care for him, the Randolphs have engaged full-time caregivers and installed a hospital bed in one of bedrooms in their spacious, light-filled corner apartment on the 16th floor of Lenbrooks Lenox Tower.
“Whenever one of our private caregivers is unable to make it, Lenbrook has been very responsive and helps us fill in the gap – where else can you find this kind of support right when you need it?” Mrs. Randolph asks.
Mr. and Mrs. Randolph moved to the luxury retirement community in 2016, encouraged by their former neighbor and friend, Dick Stormont, and two more friend couples. “Dick told us that our Bridge club had now moved here. It was also the year that my husband suffered his first stroke, so we knew it was the right time.”
The Randolph family has deep roots in Atlanta, where both Robert Randolph Jr. and his father, Robert Sr. played football for Georgia Tech, and where they owned and operated Allstate Beer and Wine for 40 years. Their family residence on Ardmore, near Piedmont Hospital, has been home to a number of generations of family members.
In addition to raising their family, she also volunteered for twenty years with the Atlanta History Center, and traveled far and wide. Mrs. Randolph is also proud of her Tennessee heritage. An accounting major who graduated from the University of Tennessee (“and you know how much that came in handy when we were growing our business!”), she founded the Atlanta UT Alumni Chapter and served on the University of Tennessee Board twice.
“Today, I step out onto our corner balcony that stretches 60 feet in one direction and 15 feet in another, and I can see Stone Mountain and Downtown, our beloved Atlanta. I have played on Lenbrook’s new croquet court, and enjoy getting together with our many friends here. We are so happy that we moved here when we did.”