Photo of Jennifer Stanley

Photo of Jennifer Stanley

We all love our Moms and Dads. After all, they raised us. They thought of us constantly, they put up with us when we were teenagers, and they sacrificed for us.

Just like you sacrifice for your own kids.

But Moms and Dads get older. And with aging, the decline in our facilities can creep up on us. And you know what? Your parents don’t want to show you these declines. They don’t want us to make a fuss because they are used to being the ones taking care of everyone.

So if you are a son or daughter of aging parents, please keep a look out. Let your folks know that it is ok for these things to slip, it’s normal to need a little help.

Showing your love and your attention to how they are doing makes all the difference. Because if they are not doing well, there are solutions, but sometimes they need a nudge to accept the help.

“But Jennifer, what should I watch out for?” Here are a few things:

Are Mom and Dad eating OK? Are there dirty dishes piled in the sink? Can they maneuver their stairs? Are they taking their prescription medications? Are they keeping up with their laundry, can they still drive safely? Have they fallen lately? Things like that.

If you’re anything like me, life is busy! And you might not even live nearby. Yet these are things you just can’t keep track of with a phone call, even a daily one. You, or someone you love and trust, has to visit your folks in person to really see.

Call me if this topic is ringing a bell. Everyone needs an experienced buddy, and that can be me. Call anytime, my cell is 485-1672.


Jennifer Stanley

Photo of Jennifer Stanley

Photo of Jennifer Stanley

One thing I love is that people I don’t even know call me. Out of the blue. Just to talk. Can you believe that?

No real agenda, they just want to get to know me… as a person, not as an executive trying to sell them something.

And that’s how it should be with a family owned business like The Willows…easy, casual and personal in a way you don’t often find in business anymore.

In fact, for Assisted Living and Memory Care communities, being family owned is getting more and more rare – as corporations often run a dozen or more communities.

I love that we are family owned. Sure, we have our guidelines, but with requests for important or special things that can make life a little easier or smoother for our residents, I don’t have to run up a corporate ladder and wait weeks for a response. I can call Ben or Mira Daniels (our owners). They always answer and we always come up with a solution together. No long chain of command and no waiting forever.

And you know why? Because this family built this place to put residents first. They had seen firsthand that when a senior community is owned or managed by a big corporation, the residents are too often seen as a number instead of a human being. And their passion to change that and bring the close, personal care back to seniors, is what inspired them to build this place. And it shows! I love that and so do our residents.

So give me a call. At 641 4851672, that’s my personal cell. And let’s get to know each other. Let’s bring back the personal into our lives. Because family matters, and we’re all family at The Willows.

I can’t wait, talk to you soon.


Jennifer Stanley

Nothing Beats Fall!

There’s a chill in the air, leaves are changing, stores are packed with pumpkins and spices, and Halloween decorations are popping up everywhere. The crisp air, cozy atmosphere, field harvest, and Friday night football games are in full swing.

At The Willows, we are making fall crafts, and fall decorations are going up…

Read the entire October 2021 Willows Life Newsletter (pdf).