What’s up in senior living?

Plymouth Place offers the right environment to make the most out of life. And our blog is the place to learn more about our community and issues in the world of senior living.
 
Check this page often for information, articles and insights that may interest you.


The Benefits of a Not-For-Profit Life Plan (CCRC) Community

Common goals, but different approaches What’s the difference between for-profit and not-for-profit senior living communities? And what does it mean for you? Both serve the needs of older adults with good stewardship and the intention to build an enterprise that lasts. However, their governance and financial management are vastly different. At a Glance: Comparing For-Profit …

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Are You Acting Like a Teenager?

You know those kids who are always on their devices, taking photos and texting their friends? You might be more like them than you think. A survey conducted by the National Council on Aging found that seniors are driven by a desire for connectedness. Staying connected to family and friends was top of their list, with …

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Choose to Live on Your Own Terms

By Sharon Sleezer, Director of Sales and Marketing Seniors choose to move into independent living at a retirement community for different reasons. Some tell me it’s because they’re tired of working on their house and yard, and are ready to downsize. Others like the social aspect — meeting new friends and getting involved in new …

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Music & Memory

Connectivity: The quality, state or capability of being connected.  It’s a powerful word when you consider how much of our happiness depends on being connected.  Plymouth Place asks the question “What connects us as human beings?”  Love, compassion, empathy, certainly.  Laughter is a great connector.  Think of all the people with whom we’ve bonded because …

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The Power of Music in Our Everyday Lives

Come stroll with me through Plymouth Place, and sooner or later you’ll hear music. As we pass Dole Hall, we might hear the community choir singing, blending their voices with the chime of hand-held bells. It’s wonderful to know that apart from enjoying the simple pleasure of making music, they’re also making their brains fitter. …

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Katherine’s Smile

I have smiled and greeted Katherine Hawthorne, Certified Nursing Assistant, for many years working together for Plymouth Place Senior Living in La Grange, IL . Her smile always made my smile just a little wider. She always struck me as a “good person” whatever that means…but I never really sat down to get to know her …

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A Healthy Appetite for Life

By Executive Chef Maryann Narkis Most people find eating balanced, healthy meals a challenge, but this becomes especially difficult as we age. Seniors who live by themselves are more likely to have an increased risk of poor nutrition – even malnutrition. It’s common to suffer a loss of appetite as our senses of taste and …

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Plymouth Place: Giving Back

As a not-for-profit senior living community in the LaGrange area, we take our Mission Statement quite seriously. Have you ever seen it?  It reads: Plymouth Place is a retirement community, based on Christian values that honors the individual’s right to experience life to the fullest. Plymouth Place believes in the dignity and worth of each individual …

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Happy New Year! We hope 2017 is off to a good start for you.

Happy New Year! We hope 2017 is off to a good start for you. As the temperatures drop and snow and ice glisten on roads and rooftops, our Residents gather to enjoy the cozy, friendly community and maintenance-free lifestyle we offer at Plymouth Place. There’s no need to shovel snow or risk an icy sidewalk …

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Celebrating Veterans: The Story of Staff Sergeant Jim Gage

For Jim Gage, an 8 year Resident of Plymouth Place, that decision came in high school. As a senior at a small high school in Pittman, NJ in 1943 Jim was required to take a 15 minute victory course during lunch hour to learn more about the country’s war efforts. Although there were a variety …

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