Whether it’s because of retirement, or an empty nest, or a desire for something new, making the move to a senior living community is an exciting change.
As you begin your search for a senior living community to call home, here are four important things to consider:
1. Home maintenance
Maintenance-free living is a big appeal to senior living. Look for a community that will help you with the chores you most want to give up, like lawn … Read Article
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You can help enhance seniors' spiritual life. For only $25, you can help provide beautiful spaces where our community's seniors can worship. All donations to the Spiritual Life Christmas appeal will be used to enhance the chapels at Good Samaritan Society – Olathe and Cedar Lake Village.
With your gifts, we’ll purchase new altar cloths and pulpit scarves for the chapel in the post-acute and skilled nursing center.
At Cedar Lake Villa… Read Article
(Olathe, Kansas) – For the 32 veterans living at Cedar Lake Village, every day is an opportunity to stroll through memory lanes rich with military history.
Along a hallway in the campus’ main building are photos of residents past and present in military dress. Each branch of the military is represented with its respective flag hung above service member photos.
The other wall is a collage of iconic wartime images and a series of photos from the… Read Article
Cedar Lake Village recently participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held on Sunday, October 4 in Overland Park, KS. This walk benefitted the Alzheimer’s Association and was sponsored by the Heart of America Chapter.
Team members consisted of staff, families, and friends. Several employees of Farmer’s Bank, the bank onsite Cedar Lake Village, also participated in the walk and supported our team. In total, 18 participants… Read Article
(Olathe, Kansas) – Uncertainty, fear and anger often come with a dementia diagnosis.
For family members, the behaviors that arise from dementia are often the most challenging part of this spectrum of illnesses, says Tracey Torola, senior living manager at Cedar Lake Village in Olathe, Kansas.
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But Cedar Lake Village seeks to help dementia patients and their families in new ways.
T… Read Article
(Olathe, Kansas) – Mary Cook’s mother tried teaching her to crochet, but Mary says it was hard for her to relate to the kind of activity her mom enjoyed doing in her downtime.
Today, however, as a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Olathe [Cedar Lake Village], Mary says she’s found a new way to relate to her mom — and to others. Mary is part of a group working to crochet mats for homeless community members.
&… Read Article
More than 25 percent of adults in the United States provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend during the past year. If you are one of these caregivers, you know that burnout can be a critical issue.
Staying healthy yourself — physically, mentally and emotionally — is vital. Try to find the right balance of providing care for a loved one and yourself during this time.
There is no immunity from stress, and your… Read Article