May 20, 2019 by Maria Thompson
Is it time to downsize? Have you reached the point when you think, “The kids are gone. We don’t need this much house.” “I’m tired of taking care of all these home projects. And the yard work! Don’t get me started.”
When you think of downsizing, what emotions come to mind? Relief? Dread? Excitement? Apprehension? How do you feel about the move after that?
Wait. Who said anything about another move?
Enter Aging in Place.
Aging in Place means staying in your home even as your needs change. Rather than moving to a senior apartment and then having to move to another area if you need a higher level of care, the care comes to you.
A higher level of care might mean cooking or cleaning. It might mean organizing and keeping track of your medications or even dressing and bathing. It might include even higher levels of care for chronic diseases like emphysema and diabetes. In any case, health and mobility changes don’t have to mean upending your life.
If, however, you or a loved one is no longer able to safely live at home due to Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, our memory care community is under the same roof. The Gems is designed to meet residents’ unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs, maximize their independence and keep them safe.
Crystal Brook is more than aging in place. It’s an active senior community. Gone are the days of yard work and home maintenance. When the snow is flying, you can sit and drink coffee and watch someone else plow. In the summer, enjoy the beautiful landscaping while on your walk (and know that you don’t have to weed or mow).
You no doubt have activities that you enjoy. But maybe you’re tired of driving all over town. Whether or not, Crystal Brook has many formal and informal activities each week, from card clubs and trivia to walking groups.
Another plus: when the temperatures dip, it’s raining or too hot, there’s plenty of room to enjoy a walk inside. No more driving to the mall or gym.)
Crystal Book’s on-site amenities and services are designed to make your life easier:
● Beauty/barber shop
● Fitness room
● High-speed internet
● Outdoor terrace
● Resident storage area
● Social activities and events
● Underground heated parking
Contact us to schedule your Crystal Book tour.