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A Look at the Care Options in Senior Living Communities

A Look at the Care Options in Senior Living Communities

Understanding your senior living care options: independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. It’s never too early to plan. At Avalon Park, we understand that gaining a clear understanding of all your senior living care options can seem overwhelming at first. That’s why we suggest taking your time to decide what would best meet your needs, or those of your loved one. As senior living professionals, we are eager to share our expertise with you and answer any questions you may have. No matter your age, it’s never too early to start thinking about being ready for when it’s time to retire, whether that’s where you want to live, how you will live, or what senior living care options will be available. Having a plan in place in advance can help you avoid having to make a quick decision following a crisis, something no one wants to do.
Dispelling the Most Common Fears Seniors Have About Senior Living

Dispelling the Most Common Fears Seniors Have About Senior Living

Moving to a carefree, vibrant lifestyle can be the best decision an older adult ever makes—but it can also bring up some apprehension about what lies ahead. It’s helpful to look at fears about senior living and compare them to all the good things the move could bring to you or your older loved one. The unknown can be scary. But when you examine what is really waiting for you, you might be surprised at the many ways senior living can offer you a better quality of life
Determining Your Needs and Wants in Senior Living

Determining Your Needs and Wants in Senior Living

Planning your move to senior living, including moving day and what to bring. The words “moving day” might send a shiver up your spine. But with a little pre-planning, positive thinking, and some help from your friends, a move to senior living can go without a hitch. The trick is to have a plan, take it one step at a time, and remember you are making a move to a carefree lifestyle designed for your enjoyment and wellbeing. And at Avalon Park, we want to help! Here are some thoughts for moving day, as well as what to have in your “first night” box.
Is Senior Living the Right Decision?

Is Senior Living the Right Decision?

Thinking about a more carefree, supportive lifestyle for yourself or loved one? Questions to ask yourself so you can make a smart senior living decision. The words “moving day” might send a shiver up your spine. But with a little pre-planning, positive thinking, and some help from your friends, a move to senior living can go without a hitch. The trick is to have a plan, take it one step at a time, and remember you are making a move to a carefree lifestyle designed for your enjoyment and wellbeing. And at Avalon Park, we want to help! Here are some thoughts for moving day, as well as what to have in your “first night” box.
Cottleville’s Arts and Learning Opportunities for Seniors

Cottleville’s Arts and Learning Opportunities for Seniors

Cottleville’s arts and learning opportunities offer older adults a wide array of experiences to savor and share with family and friends. As a resident of Avalon Park, you have a front row seat to all of Cottleville’s arts and lifelong learning options—but you also are surrounded by countless opportunities to nurture your creative spirit right where you are.
Cottleville’s Annual Festivals That Seniors Won’t Want to Miss

Cottleville’s Annual Festivals That Seniors Won’t Want to Miss

Bring the whole family: Cottleville’s local festivals have something for everyone. They are a big reason why so many seniors choose to retire here. Retirement can be an exciting phase of life, giving you newfound freedom to make new friends, develop new interests, and share experiences with others who share your goal of a fulfilled life. You want more than a place to live…you want a place where you can live better. At Avalon Park, we want you to reap all the benefits that connecting with others can bring.
Finding Connection and Purpose During Retirement in Cottleville

Finding Connection and Purpose During Retirement in Cottleville

Making new friends and finding a new purpose are just a few of the many perks of retirement in Cottleville, Missouri. Learn what this can mean for you. Residents of Avalon Park agree: if you enjoy being around friendly, welcoming people who share your desire to enhance the quality of life for those around them, you’ll love it here.
Staying Fit During Retirement in Cottleville

Staying Fit During Retirement in Cottleville

Staying active and fit is essential for healthy aging. Choosing retirement in Cottleville, Missouri offers countless opportunities for fitness and fun. At Avalon Park, we are all about living well and living better, which is why we want you to take advantage of everything that retirement in Cottleville can offer you, including ways to stay fit.
Dining in Cottleville—Great Options for Retirees

Dining in Cottleville—Great Options for Retirees

From great restaurants to fresh and local, dining in Cottleville, Missouri, offers wonderful choices, as does Avalon Park. Learn how you can enjoy both. It’s a wonderful fact of life: from elegant meals served tableside in the dining room to the gourmet grab-and-go convenience at the Chef’s Pantry, Avalon Park offers one of the best senior living dining programs around, giving residents a variety of choices that all have one thing in common – really exceptional food.
Live Well During Retirement in Cottleville

Live Well During Retirement in Cottleville

For charming ambiance filled with activity, engagement, fun, wellness, and more, consider retirement in Cottleville, Missouri. Learn more about why it has everything you need. A wonderful mix of old and new, Cottleville might just check all the boxes on your list for an ideal lifestyle for this exciting chapter of life.
Settling Into Your New Senior Living Home

Settling Into Your New Senior Living Home

Settling into your new senior living home: here are some suggestions on things to do in the first 30 days. Consider your first 30 days the time to “get your feet wet” in the exceptional lifestyle you have chosen. You've made it: you’ve given yourself the gift of worry-free, maintenance-free living. Now comes everything a dream retirement should have: relaxation, fulfillment, lots of laughter, and precious peace of mind.
Surefire Ways to Make New Friends in Senior Living

Surefire Ways to Make New Friends in Senior Living

Not only is it easy to make friends in senior living, the enhanced socialization is good for your mind, body, and spirit. Some tips on how to benefit. At Avalon Park, we know how important having friends around you who share your memories and interests can be to maintaining good physical and mental health. Fun, engaged and welcoming, residents here spend time together at planned and spontaneous gatherings. They take group art and fitness classes, invite family and friends to on-campus activities, and stay active with excursions, happy hours, movie nights and more.