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As we enter into spring season, so comes a surge in home sales, many from retirees wanting to downsize and shrug off the hassles of homeownership for a vibrant retirement community. The Willows at Brooking park is a luxury independent … Continue reading
Memory Care for Seniors Vital Part of Senior Living Shopping; Mirrors Growth in Dementia/Alzheimer’s Development in Older Adults Continue reading
Created with flickr slideshow. ST. LOUIS, MO – Brooking Park residents love to be out and about around St. Louis, attending local symphony performances with music therapist Amy Roberts. Check out the pictures from the January 27 outing in the … Continue reading
This article rings so true, both in my personal life, being a daughter, and then a caregiver for my mom. I, too, as a child hardly ever listened at least not close enough to hear. When I became a caregiver for … Continue reading
CHESTERFIELD, MO -Brooking Park resident Patrick Elder, 83, sings songs – not just for fun, but because it’s good for his health. For older adults, music therapy enhances their quality of life, helping them maintain key functioning skills and stimulating … Continue reading
ST. LOUIS, MO – Lucy Hamm, Tower Grove Manor’s centenarian “Sheriff” was surrounded by family and friends Friday afternoon, celebrating her 104th birthday. Born in Cairo, Illinois, she was the first person in her family to go to high … Continue reading
Tracy Voyles, our Wellness Director contributes her expertise and 17 years of experience to the exceptional care staff at the Assisted Living at the Meadowlands. Assisted Living at the Meadowlands has a secure memory neighborhood. The value of a secure … Continue reading
Since moving into The Willows at Brooking Park, retiree Bill Ball has loved the warmth and fellowship he and his wife have experienced among both the other residents and the staff.
“The people here really make it such a wonderful place to live,” says Bill, who moved into The Willows in October 2009 from North Carolina. Continue reading
What is person-centered care? Person-centered care, which is integral to the concept of culture change in long term care, is increasingly viewed as an essential aspect of delivering quality care to long term care patients and residents, and, as such, … Continue reading
“You don’t have to go downtown to get the downtown feel – you’ve got it all right here,” a Tower Grove Manor resident explains why he chose the south city area. Steeped in tradition, Tower Grove Manor, a St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors community, is the “entrance” to the Tower Grove East Neighborhood. Continue reading
Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are again expanding coverage for preventive services. This initiative is meant to reduce cardiovascular disease. Their goal is to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the next five years. Everyone on Medicare needs … Continue reading
Created with flickr slideshow. The St. Andrew’s Charitable Foundation helps provide housing and support services to low-income and at-risk seniors in the St. Louis area, including seniors of retirement communities who have exhausted their financial resources. Each year, the organization … Continue reading
The holiday season is a time for giving and never has this season demonstrated this spirit of giving like this year.
The holidays bring families together to relive past events, make new memories and just enjoy each other’s company. The holidays can also cause new awareness to parents aging and the concerns begin.
Family Caregivers has concerns not only for the loved one they are providing care and support to but for themselves.
“Smishing.” What the heck is that? I thought I heard of everything but now a new word is coming around.
Studies indicate that being happier contributes to being healthier but is happiness something we can bring into our lives? At times, when we are dealing with losses and dramatic changes in our lives and the lives of those we love, … Continue reading
We all know wonderful and kind older individuals, family members, friends, neighbors, fellow church members, and work friends.
There was a lady named Louise who worked her entire life as a registered nurse enjoying every minute of it until the age of 75. She finally had to leave her position due to vision difficulties. However, Louise still remained … Continue reading