A civil rights icon was also Auntie Rosa: Sheila’s Story

A civil rights icon was also Auntie Rosa: Sheila’s Story

February 22, 2021
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Sheila talks a lot about doing what’s right and treating people how you want to be treated; it’s how she lives her life, it’s who she is. She comes by it naturally, having been raised in a loving family, a family led by a strong matriarch, her Aunt…Rosa Parks.

5 Ways to Prepare for an Out-of-State Move

5 Ways to Prepare for an Out-of-State Move

November 30, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Retirement is the perfect time to pick up the hobby you’ve always wanted too, travel to places you’ve never been, spend more time with family and friends and most of all -start the best chapter of your life.

And, for you, that might mean moving to the sunshine state, Florida, where you can enjoy the beautiful beaches and nice weather or it might mean moving closer to family in the Midwest.

No matter where your new home lands, here are some tips for preparing for an out of state move.

1. Enlist Family Members/Close Friends

Preparing Emotionally for a Move to Senior Living in 2020

Preparing Emotionally for a Move to Senior Living in 2020

November 01, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Whether you’ve thought it, coined it or have said it aloud, there is something very real about the phrase “there’s no place like home.” It’s our sense of comfort and belonging. It’s a space that’s jam packed with moments and memories. 

So, when it comes to the decision that it might be time for your loved one to make the move to senior living, it’s no surprise that it’s often difficult and emotional. 

It’s important to remain open minded, supportive and compassionate during this time. 

How We're Keeping Our Residents Safe During COVID-19

How We're Keeping Our Residents Safe During COVID-19

October 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Our house is your home. And, as the world continues to change, we’re adapting to better serve our residents and families, team members and partners. 

Our Life Enrichment Team has been innovative in finding ways to keep our residents having fun.

Whether that’s creating music videos, using household items to recreate famous pieces of artwork or even connecting residents at other communities through our pen pal program.

While we haven’t been able to all dine together, our Culinary Teams continue to incorporate fresh and local items into every delicious meal. 

Dressed to the Nines: Verda's Story

Dressed to the Nines: Verda's Story

October 26, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

VerdaAt American House, everyone has a story. Some are a little more surprising than others. Like Verda’s. Turns out Verda was a Playboy Bunny. She says the mansion was nice. But she prefers The House.

One WWII Veteran’s Journey: George's Story

One WWII Veteran’s Journey: George's Story

October 13, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

George George who calls American House Sterling Meadows home is 94 years young. Although today’s not his birthday, it is a birthday he holds dear to his heart, the Navy’s. And, we’re here to tell his story.

It’s 1926, the year Henry Ford established the 40-hour work week, “Winnie-the-Pooh” was published, the first fuel rocket was launched and George Weber was born.

Are you ready to start your next chapter at a senior living community?

Are you ready to start your next chapter at a senior living community?

October 01, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Contemplating a move to a senior living community can seem difficult or overwhelming. Despite the benefits and appealing lifestyle of senior living, you or your loved one might still be asking the question, “Am I ready?” The truth is, most retirees find relocating to a senior community is one of the best decisions they’ve ever made. Today’s communities offer beautifully-designed apartments with spacious floorplans, resort-style accommodations, and a number of social activities. The safety and security of a senior living community can also provide peace of mind.

The B-29 Blonde Bomber Beauty: Audra's Story

The B-29 Blonde Bomber Beauty: Audra's Story

September 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

AudraAudra, who calls American House Wildwood home, is 95 years young. 

Although born in Lexington, Kentucky, Audra spent many of her days at an all-girls boarding school in Asheville, North Carolina. 

Starting the Conversation

Starting the Conversation

August 31, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

Starting the conversation with a loved one about making the move to senior living can be intimidating. But, choosing the right community will be one of the most important decisions you make for yourself or a loved one.

By discussing the topic early, and maintaining open lines of communication, you’ll avoid being faced with making this very important decision in an emergency-type situation.

Here are a few tips on how to get the conversation started:

This Amazing Group of Seniors Give Back to the Community

This Amazing Group of Seniors Give Back to the Community

April 28, 2020
By Alyse Wagner - American House

At the end of 2019, a group of residents who call American House Village home, coined themselves the “Piece Makers” – a play on words as they “pieced” together puzzles to create permanent works of art. The residents then sold the completed, mounted puzzles and donated the proceeds to the American House Foundation*, a 501(c)3 committed to helping local seniors in need through grants and research funding. 

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