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Nursing Is a Calling You Can’t Ignore!

Residences Senior Living values the contributions our nurses make every day of the year. During National Nurses Week 2021 we asked nurses why and how they became nurses, the experiences that led them to care for our residents. We found there were common threads and enthusiasm to encourage young women in particular— those with young…


Residences at Coffee Creek ♥ our great Chesterton Police

Our chef baked specil cookies as an appreciation for all they do every day to serve and protect. Officer Kris promised to share the cookies with his co-workers today 5/14. Chesterton Town Manager David Cincoski spent many dedicated years of service as Chesterton Police Chief–we thought we’d recognize those years with homemade cookies from our kitchen…

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Mother’s Day Fundraiser, Get Your Mom a Delicious Lemon Cake!

Spoil mom, grandma or a special someone in your life with a beautiful lemon buttercream cake! A Vanilla buttercream cake, adorned with beautiful edible flowers, handmade by our pastry chef. Order by phone number 219-864-0700 or email


Cats and Birds Are Pets, Too!

Just ask Barbara, who has a beautiful orange and white tabby cat she calls Pretty Boy. “He knows his name,” she says, “and he likes taking care of himself and showing off his big white tummy.” Barb is so happy she was able to bring her companion of six years when she moved into her…

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Prioritizing Health and Wellbeing

Valpo Life wrote an article about the Residences at Coffee Creek’s team and the important goal of prioritizing the health and wellbeing of both residents and staff. Take a moment to read this awesome article below! Read the entire article on

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Residences Senior Living Now Extending Covid-19 Vaccines to Families of Residents and Staff

Residences Senior Living announces another “first” in the provision of Covid-19 vaccines in their two communities. The two communities involved are Residences at Deer Creek, Schererville, and Residences at Coffee Creek, Chesterton, IN.  “We are proud and thrilled to extend the opportunity to schedule appointments for Covid-19 vaccines to families of our residents and staff beginning next week,” said Karen Ayresman, Executive Director of Residences…


Hugs Are Back

The Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the Residences of Coffee Creek during their visit on Sunday, March 21st. Our Resident, Letty Chona-Kurek was featured. ” Families welcome opening doors in assisted living facilities as COVID-19 precautions are relaxed… ” -Chicago Tribune ” Facilities around Northwest Indiana are still navigating the ins and outs of…

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Aromatherapy: What are essential oils? Do they really work?

Just about everywhere we see essential oils and aromatherapy diffusers for sale, whether in stores or online, but do we really understand what they are and how to best use them?  Residences Senior Living uses aromatherapy to help calm or to help stimulate the senses based on the need of residents in our Memory Care communities.…


Pet-Friendly Stories from Residences at Coffee Creek

Everyone has a story, and our furry and feathered friends here seem to be unique! Enjoy their “tales” as told by our residents! Everybody loves Dylan—Dylan the dog, that is! “He’s like one of the family, for me and everyone living and working at Residences at Coffee Creek,” says Kathi, Dylan’s owner and “mom.” “My…

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Residences Senior Living Responding to Covid-19 with Renewed Hope for Residents and Families

Residences at Deer Creek in Schererville and Coffee Creek in Chesterton have partnered with Walgreens providing residents, staff and essential caregivers priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine. Residents and staff have received their 2nd vaccine doses. Programs are in place for new residents and staff to access the vaccine on-site going forward. The new Essential…