Category Archives: Senior Living

Mizpah Manor: Where Caregivers Give Back

BRIDGETON, Mo. – At Mizpah Manor, birds chirp in a beautiful courtyard that now includes a new, hand-crafted planter filled with colorful flower arrangements, courtesy of caregiver Mike Vaughn. Vaughn, owner of MRV Services and 4AnOffice.com, visits his mother Delma … Continue reading

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Tower Grove Manor Retirement Apartments: The Smart Choice Over Condos

TOWER GROVE SOUTH, St. Louis, MO – When Joyce Channel decided it was time to move from her home, she chose Tower Grove Manor, a retirement apartment community sponsored by St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System. “Moving to Tower Grove … Continue reading

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Mizpah Manor Hosts State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal

BRIDGETON, Mo. – Mizpah Manor hosted Senator Chappelle-Nadal recently with a tour and discussion on care trends. The tour lasted for an hour. “Mizpah Manor is very comfortable, intimate and warm,” were the state senator observations about Mizpah. “I’ve always … Continue reading

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Condos Vs. Retirement Villas: Which One Has the Most Value?

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – For the Palmers, living in their own home at the Villas on Willow Breeze Court lets them choose the lifestyle options to “age in place” their way. “We wanted to feel more independent but we realized we … Continue reading

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Never Too Old to Play: Chuck Berry

University City, MO – Our elders are never to old to play and that was demonstrated  last night when Ann Bannes, VP of Home and Community-Based Services  attended the Chuck Berry concert at Blueberry Hill, one of our neighbors for … Continue reading

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The Healing Paws of Pets

“The Healing Paws of Pets ” article I read in the April edition of AARP magazine reminded me why we here at St. Andrew’s Senior Solutions do what we do and that is care for pets. Many people asked us why … Continue reading

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WellPoint Enriches Community Service Day at Tower Grove Manor

ST. LOUIS, MO (April 28, 2012) – Tower Grove Manor now has an enhanced courtyard with fresh landscaping, solar powered lights, a dry well, new water tolerant plants, a patio paver and a new connecting walkway for its fountain area. … Continue reading

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Study: Millions of Seniors Struggle to Cover Basic Living Expenses

Health concerns, lack of proper nutrition, safety and other age related issues face our older adults everyday. This is especially true of those with limited resources.  Reading the article about poverty among our elders was shocking while at the same time reinforced … Continue reading

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Spring Home Sales: 3 Questions with Kim Fons, The Willows at Brooking Park

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

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Assisted Living at the Meadowlands Offers ’10 Things to Ask’ Memory Care Guide

Memory Care for Seniors Vital Part of Senior Living Shopping; Mirrors Growth in Dementia/Alzheimer’s Development in Older Adults Continue reading

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Take Me to the Symphony: Brooking Park Residents Indulge in Music

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

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Happy Birthday Lucy! Tower Grove Manor Centenarian Celebrates 104th Birthday

 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

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Wellness in Action: Assisted Living at the Meadowlands

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

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The Willows: One of the Best Addresses in West County

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

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Person-Centered Care at Brooking Park: A Never-ending Journey

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

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Tower Grove Manor: City Living at its Finest!

“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

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Medicare and Medicaid Services Extended

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

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‘Tis the season of giving: “Adopt a Season.”

The holiday season is a time for giving and never has this season demonstrated this spirit of giving like this year.

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The importance of a senior advocate

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.

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Happy = Healthy

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

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