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.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A former FBI agent recounted his investigations to a crowd of fellow retirees on Friday at the assisted-living facility The Retreat at Sunny Vista.
Don Cesare shared stories of his time as both a CIA and FBI agent, mostly focusing on the case of the Mississippi Burning murders and convictions.
Back in 1974, the FBI was called to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers: Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman.
Witness interviews led Cesare and other law enforcement to the remains of a burnt-out station wagon. Further investigations would lead to the discovery of the three workers' bodies. They had been shot and buried.
At The Retreat at Sunny Vista, we truly believe that finding a cure for Alzheimer’s is possible. One of our team members, Kristi Breakell, has partnered with the Alzheimer’s Association to help find the cure by sitting on the Alz Fundraising Committee for several years. This year, she has helped raise over $8,000 towards the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Our campus is going to match the donations that she has raised.
Kristi discussed the benefits of living in a community setting where people are specially trained to help though going through the dementia progress. Watch her on Fox21 here: https://www.fox21news.com/community/annual-walk-to-end-alzheimers-saturday/
A common question individuals ask when touring senior living or assisted living is, “What’s Included in the Monthly Rent?” or “Why Is the Rent So Expensive?” More often than not, the response is a basic answers like meals, housekeeping, transportation etc. These are surface level answers.
Here at The Retreat, we believe in being transparent, and that starts with what’s included in the monthly rental rate for our apartments.