Predicting the future has always been a risky business. Ancient oracles whose predictions turned out to be false didn’t last long. TV meteorologists who forecast floods and snow days that never happen see their ratings fall. So while we’ve identified four senior living trends for 2021 and beyond, don’t throw us into a volcano if they don’t all pan out. After all, no one saw the pandemic coming. But how the senior living industry has responded to it has helped bring the future of senior living into focus. Let’s take a closer look.
Most older adults know a day will come when it’s time to downsize. Some people dread it. Others take it in stride as a necessary step to the lifestyle they want. Whichever way you look at it, downsizing — or rightsizing your life — can tug at your heartstrings and play with your emotions. To help you get through it without feeling overwhelmed, here are some tips for dealing with the emotions of downsizing.
We were so happy to celebrate Evelyn’s 99th birthday at River Glen!
After the festivities of this big day, we received this lovely letter from Evelyn’s daughter:
What an absolutely beautiful 99th birthday celebration day my mother had today.
Thank you so very much for making this all possible!!!! Thank you for all the things you did to make is special!!!!
My family cannot stop talking about how wonderful my mother looked today, she was just glowing with happiness and pride.
She sure had a full day and it will be a day we will all remember.
What we now look forward to next year when we can plan her 100th birthday celebration!!!!
Again, we are truly grateful for having this opportunity to celebrate mom’s birthday with her.
We want to appreciate all of our community partners! From our local hospital, Northwestern Medical Delnor Hospital, to our visiting physicians and therapists. Thank you to the trucks that deliver the food to our door and the police and fire department for always being at the ready. To the local skilled nursing facilities we work with as we care for our community and the community-at-large that remembers all of the wonderful people who live and work at River Glen, thank you. We look forward to open doors and warm hugs again soon!
We are following guidelines put forth by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Illinois Department of Public Health IDPH) and Life Care Services, our management company. We will now be implementing several extra health measures to protect our residents, staff and others entering our community. Effective tonight, March 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM, River Glen will be closed to visitors. The only people who will be allowed in the building will be staff and those that are medically necessary (like doctor’s visits, PT, etc.). Please see the attached letter with further details.
If you do your loved one’s laundry, drop off medications, etc., you can still do that. However, you will be stopped at the front door. We will pick up and drop off the items to the apartment on your behalf and bring them to you at the front door.
Please also note that we are changing all exterior locks on the building. Once this restriction is lifted by IDPH, we will provide you with updates on when we will return the front entrance to the Entrance key.
For your reference, the link below is the CDC’s recommendations for those at high risk, which includes our seniors:
Thank you all for your understanding as we carry out this mandate.
River Glen of St. Charles was honored to partner with LivingWell Cancer Resource Center to sponsor a family this Christmas season. Our staff, residents and our resident’s families came out in full holiday force to make all these wishes come true!
Thanksgiving is for gathering around a table with loved ones for a time of feasting, counting blessings and celebrating those who are important in our lives. We love to celebrate Thanksgiving in our Fifth Avenue neighborhood with our residents and their loved ones! It’s a special day full of food and great fellowship with our residents, their families and our staff.
The spirit of gratitude was in the air!