Residences at Coffee Creek Awarded 2023 Assisted Living Community of the Year

The Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA) has selected Residences at Coffee Creek Senior Living for the annual distinction from among its state-wide membership.

 Located at 2300 Village Point in Chesterton, next to the beautiful Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve, the senior living community opened in December 2018, just before the pandemic.  Leadership staff attended the Awards Luncheon Friday, September 15, to receive the award and accolades from among peers across the state.

Residences at Coffee Creek Leadership Team accepting Indiana Assisted Living Association Community of the Year at the Annual Conference luncheon in Indianapolis September 15. (L) Jennifer Willett, Natalie Reisen, Kaitlynn Redmon, Lindsey Sherron, Kelly Wright.

“ Innovation, our unique approach, and demonstrated success in caring for the lifestyle and well-being of residents –this is what we strive for everyday and achieve,” said Kaitlynn Redmon, Executive Director, proudly of the award. Our staff sets the standards worthy of accolades; the award recognizes their talents and passion for caring,” explains Kaitlynn.

“We are grateful for our interactions with members of our Chesterton community. Our goal has always been to bring the outside local flavor into our senior living community—from the photo mural of Chesterton’s Main Street in our Bistro to the activities local talent brings for education and enjoyment, our residents and families still feel they are a part of the greater community they loved throughout their lives.”  Belonging to community is an essential component to senior living, according to Kaitlynn. “We’ve attracted families back to their Chesterton roots as their parents became our residents,” she says.

“We are humbled by the confidence and trust our residents and families have in our ability to ‘put thought into motion’ as our Marketing Director Natalie Reisen likes to call it when we receive their feedback and recommendations.  A recent innovation impressed INALA , helping us to win the award and prompting further recognition.”

Our Unique Approach to Senior Living Includes Expertise in Counseling Older Adults and Their Families

A truly underserved need is met by our full-time, Masters -Prepared Social Worker, Lindsey Sherron.  She is leading our monthly caregivers support group, partnering with Alzheimer’s and Dementia of Northern Indiana and Dunes Hospice, helping to make this valuable service available to families throughout the community,” notes Kaitlynn.  Lindsey spends time getting to know each resident and assessing their needs in a holistic way.  She understands whether a resident would benefit from engaging in more of the social or spiritual offerings we provide, or perhaps just having someone to listen.  She shares those needs with families and also helps them to better understand the transitions of an aging loved one. “Meeting these needs is essential to well-being and continuing health of our residents,” according to Kaitlynn. 

“We’re proud award-winners, but our staff will say,’ It’s just what we do!’”

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