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When Senior Living Is the Best Move You’ve Ever Made – Inspiration From One of Our Newest Residents

Sometimes the unexpected sends us reeling, but sometimes it serves to set wheels in motion for something better than we could ever have imagined. When there is a health diagnosis, for example, after the shock, fear strikes. We tend to think of limitations, we fear.  Life is changing and nothing will be the same. We fear we are alone. Then…

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Residences at Deer Creek Senior Living Honored Among Top Senior Living Communities in the Nation: Named “Caring Super Star of 2022” for Service Excellence by Caring.com

Residences at Deer Creek Senior Living, 401 E. US Highway 30 in Schererville has been selected as a “Caring Super Star of 2022” by Caring.com, referral service and the nation’s top site for senior care reviews.  Residences at Deer Creek earned the highest possible 5-star rating by published, high volume reviews within the qualification timeframe…

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Thanksgiving Table Talk—The Science of Gratitude, A Sure Way to Save the World!

How many times we’ve been told to count our blessings? Every family gathered at the Thanksgiving table this year will invite each member from youngest on up to share something they are thankful for—we laugh, we sometimes hide a tear at those that are most touching.  It’s an emotional few moments for sure.  That’s because there’s pure power in being truly grateful.  No kidding, there’s…

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Scarecrow Contest 2021 Winners Announced

It’s official, we have our winners from the 2021 Annual Scarecrow Contests!  The competition was great, the community voted during the last week of October, and we are proud to announce the results.  Residences at Deer Creek, 401. E. US Highway 30 in Schererville:   1st Place Winner of $500– Schererville Girls Softball 10U  2nd Place Winner of $250– Northwest Indiana Martial…

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Veterans Aid and Attendance: Check It Out, See What It’s About

Veterans are VIPs for sure; not just on their special commemorative day November 11, but every day. As they were proud to serve for their country, we are honored to support them in every way possible.  One of the needs we strive to support is being a resource for financial assistance when or if it…

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Executive Chef Vanessa Awarded 2021 Outstanding Food Service Director

Vanessa Schiola, Executive Chef for Residences at Deer Creek was awarded Outstanding Food Service Director of the Year 2021 by the Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA) announced at their annual meeting in Indianapolis on October 5, 2021.  Criteria for the award must be met by the Food Service Director who shows innovation and high quality while remaining in budget along with…

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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…