Residences Senior Living Blog

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Tony Zona May Have Reached 100 Years of Age, But Resiliency Keeps his Humor going Strong!

Tony Zona, a former resident of Steger, Illinois for some 70 years, now resides at Residences at Deer Creek Senior Living in Schererville, Indiana, where he just celebrated his 100th birthday!   Tony’s life is measured by many milestones, wonderful stories and a dedicated family. Tony and his sweetheart wife Kathleen (nee Wetzel) married in 1942. Until her passing in 2018…

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Meet Emily—Our New Director of Life Enrichment, Certified Recreational Therapist and Specially Trained in Snoezelen

Emily Aguilar has joined our Residences at Deer Creek Leadership Team bringing much professional expertise. She is working with staff to create the very best programs for residents in our Assisted Living community as well as in Memory Care.  Emily is a certified recreational therapist.  Her perspective is focused on how to accommodate the need of every resident to live his…

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Residences at Coffee Creek Senior Living Extending Invitation to “Walk with Me” during the Virtual Dementia Tour

 “Walk with Me” during the Virtual Dementia Tour  Walking in the shoes of someone with dementia will change your entire perspective of what it is like for the person who is undergoing the daily changes affecting his or her senses and capabilities. Residences Senior Living is pleased to share with the greater northwest Indiana communities one of the best educational modules we…

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Grandparents’ Day—Origins, Why Celebrate, How to Celebrate and “Do Something Grand”

Fast becoming another of our most beloved national observances, Grandparents’ Day was born out of the love and respect of then-9- year- old Russell Capper, who wrote a letter to President Nixon in 1969 asking him to dedicate a day for grandparents.  The letter response he received was penned by the President’s personal secretary Rose Mary…

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“Senior Artist in Residence” Sasha Murphy Has a Unique Story and Approach to Painting

Be careful not to bump into that large easel and oversize canvas if you are fortunate enough to be invited to Sasha Murphy’s apartment at Residences at Deer Creek. “It’s like walking into an art gallery,” muses Marcia Zellers, Director of Sales and Marketing. “We probably should add a few more walls for all her fantastic paintings!” …

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Janis LaFond Is the Lead Concierge at Residences at Deer Creek Known to Everyone As “GiGi”

She’s the amazing lady at the front desk who welcomes every visitor and vendor at the entrance lobby at Residences at Deer Creek. She is the official representative of Residences at Deer Creek in that beautiful lobby.  She seems to know everything and everyone and if she doesn’t, she’ll find out for you A.S.A.P. That’s our Gigi, who lives the…

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Summer of Life: Red Cross Blood Donors at Residences at Coffee Creek Will Make a Difference for 102 Patients in Need!

“It’s amazing, truly amazing” according to the hard-working, dedicated staff of the American Red Cross of Northwest Indiana who lauded the dedication of  Life Enrichment staff at Residences at Coffee Creek for their efforts in holding their first ever blood drive Friday, July 2, 2021.  Angela Williams, Director of Life Enrichment, said they were amazed as well…

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The Beat Goes On… to July 29 for Residences at Coffee Creek’s Summer Concert Series

Gerry Hundt is the next headliner 5-6:30 p.m. at the beautiful Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve Amphitheater on Thursday, July 29 for Residences’ Coffee and A Concert.  Gerry’s a friend of Ivy Ford who kicked off our summer concert series July 6, after a few rain delays.  Ivy made a hot evening feel real cool with her blues…

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Stephanie Joseph, Residences at Coffee Creek’s Cook Who Stepped Up to the Plate!

She never dreamed that one day she would actually become a cook for the senior living and memory care voted #1 in Northwest Indiana, but Stephanie Joseph listened to the encouragement of Chef Jerry and decided to take the risk to try something new.  Was she scared? Absolutely! Did she succeed? Absolutely, just ask the residents who…

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Meet Your Residences at Coffee Creek Concierges

Residences at Coffee Creek Senior Living offers Concierge services daily 8 a.m. until 8 p.m.  We thought you’d like to meet these ladies so dedicated to serving the needs of our residents and their families. This is Part 1 in our series introducing our Concierges.  Duties of a concierge, by dictionary definition, include meeting with guests and…