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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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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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…

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