A Little Bell Goes Off

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Lets face it, there is a lot of hard work in a lifetime. Going to school, a career, raising a family, then helping with grandkids. It can be happy work, and if you’re lucky, much of it is. But it always seems like that rest and relaxation part is always over just one more hill.

I’ll let you in on a secret, when someone moves in with us at The Willows, it’s like a little bell goes off and our residents realize they’ve finally managed to find the valley on the other side of that hill.

It marks a wonderful new phase of life, and we see it every day.

For some seniors having fun means being independent, reading books in our library or a TV marathon in our movie theater. The definition of relaxation looks different for everyone.

Many seniors look at this as the time to finally get in some fitness activity. Who cares how old you are…it still makes a big difference in how you feel. Is there a hobby you have been ignoring or always wanting to try? Writing short stories, painting, crafts, playing cards, doing puzzles, even shooting pool…these are all things we see our residents enjoying every day.

I hear it all the time from residents “I’m so much happier now. I’ve come out of my shell. I’ve made new friends and taken up new hobbies. I never thought this would happen.”

When a place like The Willows takes the hard work off your shoulders, what would life look like for you?

Honestly, I want to know! Call me anytime at 485-1672 and tell about the new phase of life you’ve been dreaming of for yourself, or for Mom or Dad. I can’t wait to hear about it.


Jennifer Stanley

Executive Director

The Willows of Marshalltown