A toe-in-the-water approach to assisted living

Making the decision to move to a community for senior living is a challenging one for older adults as well as for their family members. Frankly, it’s a huge step, and the finality of such a decision frequently prevents any decision at all.

The support team at the Timbers of Shorewood completely understands this procrastination predicament, and now there’s another option. The “big step” can be turned into a “toe in the water” by the invitation to enjoy a short-term stay at the Timbers. Furnished apartments are available for a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

A short-term stay may be the answer for a safe and nurturing place to enjoy while adult children are away. Another reason might be a protected place for recovery from an illness, but the most common reason is to sample life at The Timbers.

Life at The Timbers includes lots of outdoor space on ten acres with an outdoor patio and a walking path. Meals are provided in a bright and sunny restaurant with 2-story windows. The multiple choice menu allows guests and residents to select what whets the appetite. The lobby, with its 2-story fireplace has comfy couches and chairs and is always full of friendly people. Then there’s the piano parlor for Sunday night sing-alongs, enthusiastically attended by 50+ residents who all remember the oldies. A computer lab comes complete with a welcoming volunteer to help and teach. The library contains DVD’s, books and more books, many in large print.

Most Timbers’ activities are open to the community, so there’s always an invigorating intergenerational component to gatherings. There are wellness lectures, travelogues, entertainment of all types and a wide variety of classes. Senior dances are planned regularly, and perhaps the most popular of these is the “Seniors’ Senior Prom.” In fact, the Timbers’ ballroom, the center for many activities, is the largest public space in Shorewood.

“With pride, we are opening our doors to people who would like to stay as guests,” said Faith Varga, executive director of The Timbers. “We provide residents and short-term guests with a lifestyle of choice, comfort and independence. Try us. You’ll like us.”

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

For more information, call 815-609-0669.


Media Contact: Andy Richardson
Ginny Richardson Public Relations
630-789-8899 or arichardson@gr-pr.com

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