Fall is officially here!

The leaves are turning colors, the farmers are harvesting their crops, pumpkins are popping up everywhere and there are Friday night football games. Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. Embrace the season for all it’s worth…

Read the entire October 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).

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Many of the happiest and most contented residents at the Willows were not keen on the idea of Assisted Living when they first heard of it.

After all, who wants to move from a home filled with wonderful memories? Especially since Mom and Dad have seen themselves living in the family home forever.

But as we all know, life has a natural course. Soon, even the best of us start to slip a little, maybe find ourselves not eating properly, missing our meds, even having an occasional fall. And loneliness – it happens, and it can cause our health to decline significantly.

And that is where I can help. I can tell you stories and introduce you to seniors who once felt uncertain too, but are now enjoying a new life here at The Willows.

I have seen it many times. Even after dragging their feet Mom or Dad are instantly amazed at the comfort, the privacy, all the new friends, and support. They are eating better, their clothes are clean, their home is clean and safe. And most importantly, there is always someone to help them 24/7 if a need arises.

If you are a senior or the adult child of a senior, I am here for you. At some point in our lives we all need someone to help guide us across the threshold from the home you have outgrown to a new home, and a new life.

Once you take the first step, calling me, you will have an advocate and a friend to guide you through this process. You will see right away that helping seniors live their best life is my passion. Just call me on my cell, anytime, day or night. 485-1672. I can’t wait to meet you and help you on the road to a safe and happy life.

Photo of Jennifer StanleySafety. Warmth. Ease. Comfort. Connection.

Can you imagine having a job where you get to provide these things for seniors? I get to do that every day, and I love it. But lately, I’ve had some worries with this cooler weather coming in.

Every year I meet people that say I want to move into The Willows before winter.” But you know what happens? Winter comes quickly. And I worry so much about seniors in winter because there are so many added risks of living at home alone during that time. Falling on ice and exposure to extreme weather increase, dealing with shoveling snow and getting around for groceries and medicine becomes more challenging.

But if there is one thing I worry about most in winter, it’s isolation. Especially during a pandemic, when all the experts are telling you to stay home. But staying home alone can lead to isolation and depression and health can decline fast. I’ve seen it too many times. In the winter, it’s harder to fight it, it creeps into life before it’s noticed.

Which is why making plans for winter is so crucial in the next month or so. And together we can solve the “winter question” and the “isolation question” with one solution.

At The Willows, staying home in the winter is what it should be. Life here is full of warmth. You can have amazing meals with friends, a book or a game of cards by the fireplace in our library or club room, a cozy movie night with popcorn in our theater. All the snow is shoveled for you and most of all, you are not alone. Friends and caring staff are right there with you.

Here’s my cell phone, 485-1672. I’d love to bring your Mom and Dad home to The Willows with me for the winter and surround them with the warmth and care they deserve. Call anytime.

Fall is on its way!

Can you believe that our summer is already coming to an end? We have had some great weather this season and some truly beautiful days. But we have many fun things still ahead…

Read the entire September 2020 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).