We were saddened to hear that over 100 residents will be forced to relocate now that Union Printers Home in Colorado Springs is being shut down. Choosing the right senior living community can be difficult. We have put together a list of 21 questions to evaluate a senior living community. It might aid the seniors or their families in their search.
Extending an Invitation
We would also like to extend an invitation to those residents that are being displaced from their homes and their families to consider The Retreat at Sunny Vista. We offer exceptional living options.
A senior resident of The Retreat at Sunny Vista was recently recognized in The Gazette. The article highlights his work with the FBI, and life in Mississippi battling the KKK. He traveled to Mississippi in 1964 during the height of the struggle for equality in the south. As an FBI agent, he was sent to impose justice. His story also includes hearing Martin Luther King Jr. preach love and preaceful protest in front of the courthouse in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
To learn more about Don Cesare and his story click here: https://gazette.com/premium/colorado-springs-man-battled-the-ku-klux-klan-hopes-we/article_657dab8c-2d71-11ea-8000-ffa849dcb8b1.html
This is a comprehensive checklist when visiting aging parents to make sure they are still doing well on their own.
Many adult children can’t make it home to see their aging loved ones as often as they would like. The holidays offer an opportunity to visit with parents and grandparents. Are there things that changed since your last visit?
These are things you should look for:
There’s more to health and wellness than the absence of illness. At the Retreat at Sunny Vista, we focus on healthy food while still giving our residents independence and choice.
The components of a balanced daily diet should be used as a guide. It is not a rigid diet plan, but a plan that emphasizes variety, proportions and moderation. Our residents are encouraged to eat healthy every day.
It is unbelievably painful to witness a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, or any other type of dementia deteriorating. As the disease becomes more advanced, we see forgetfulness slowly transform into severe decline in memory, language, problem solving, and thinking skills. Eventually our loved one loses their individuality completely.
Therefore, understanding how to connect and communicate with our loved ones is so important. Learn about the communication strategies for dementia.