“Independent Living. I already live independently. Why do I need Traditions?” You may be asking that question. I’ve had people ask me the same thing. My answer is that you may not NEED Traditions, but there are many reasons you should consider it.
For many seniors, the responsibility of maintaining their home becomes burdensome and the daily chores of everyday life like cooking and cleaning, become all-encompassing. At Traditions, both a noon and evening meal are served in our dining room daily. Residents may choose to take advantage of that meal or may choose to cook for themselves in their apartments – but a healthy, nutritious meal that can be enjoyed with neighbors and friends is always an option. Amenities such as weekly housekeeping and a flat linen service are included in the monthly rent. Traditions offers a maintenance free environment, which allows seniors the opportunity to do more of the things they like to do, rather than the things they HAVE to do. Residents leave their shovels, rakes and vacuum cleaners behind!
With a full-time Director of Resident Life, the community offers opportunities for people to learn new things, meet new people and continue to grow. Living with others your own age, socializing at meals and community events, and taking advantage of the many common areas at Traditions (including a library, fitness center and theater) make it easy to live life to its fullest.
The peace of mind for friends and family, knowing that their loved one is someplace safe and that help (if needed) is always available, is also reassuring.
After sharing all this information, I asked the gentleman if he saw the value of what Traditions offered. It was his turn to smile at me, and admitted that he could. He’s coming for a tour next week. I hope you’ll take the time to read more about Traditions and come see for yourself what Independent Living could mean for you.
-Cathy Heimsoth, Executive Director