Friendship Village Kalamazoo Culinary Services team of Executive Chef Nicole Hassen, Rachael Peters, Catering Manager Kellie Miller and Director of Culinary Services Roger Kozicki competed against top southwest Michigan restaurant chefs on Wednesday, February 26 in the Girl Scout Cookie Bake-Off to benefit the Girl Scouts of SW Michigan.
It’s an important question. Some communities, known as life care communities, offer guarantees that ensure that residency contracts will not be invalidated if financial resources become exhausted through no fault of your own. It’s a safety net that provides the highest level of security for your future. As you consider which senior living community may be right for you, whether or not the community provides this kind of safety net could be a priority consideration.
Today’s senior living communities offer more services and amenities than ever, with perks that range from the convenient (like on-site healthcare facilities, transportation, and home maintenance) to the luxurious (like on-site 5-star dining options and Fitness & Aquatic Centers).
One of the very first steps you’ll want to take as you consider moving to a senior living community is to tour a variety of communities, see what they have to offer, and determine which best fits your individual lifestyle, expectations and personality. Below are some key factors to keep in mind and use as points of comparison as you evaluate each of the communities you visit.
For many older adults who are currently independent but like the idea of living in a setting where healthcare services are available if needed down the road, a Life Plan Community (LPC) can be an ideal solution.