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You Don’t Have To Be Irish To Be Lucky In A Continuing Care Retirement Community

As the season of St. Patrick Day celebrations are upon us, our thoughts turn to the luck of the Irish and what it really means to be lucky. Many times we tend to think that luck means we are successful financially, we win at games or some other measure of chance good fortune.  As we talk amongst ourselves and those who call John Knox Village East home the consistent theme of peace of mind keeps emerging as folks talk about how lucky they are to live here.

People who live at John Knox Village East say they’re lucky for a multitude of reasons. Residents say they’re lucky that they know they’ll be taken care of for the rest of their lives.  By living at a Life Care community, people have the knowledge that should they ever need higher levels of healthcare it is available on-site.  People consider themselves lucky to be a part of a community like this because they don’t have to worry about where they’ll go or who will provide their care if they need it.  They also know it won’t be a burden to family should they ever need to be taken care of at a care center.  People also consider themselves lucky because they’re able to stay independent longer by being a part of this community.

People who call John Knox Village East home are able to stay in their homes longer in many cases. Our goal is to help people maximize their days in the setting that provides them with the highest level of independence.  In some cases people are able to stay in their Independent Living apartments longer than they would in conventional housing.  This independence is facilitated by the community being built with seniors in mind.  Handrails, elevators, well-lit hallways, on-site nurses, access to nutritious meals are all elements that help people maintain their highest level of independence.

People who live at John Knox Village East are also lucky because they’re able to spend their time doing what they want to do, rather than keeping up with the chores of owning a house.   By enjoying a maintenance free lifestyle residents don’t have to worry about replacing a roof, fixing a water heater, replacing the carpet or fixing a stopped up drain.  They are able to call our front desk and the maintenance staff at John Knox Village East goes and takes care of it for them.  This worry-free lifestyle helps people spend more time doing what they enjoy, and many of our residents like to spend that time making friends.

Many residents who live at John Knox Village East say the one thing they feel the luckiest about is the friendships they’ve made while living here. There’s always a social gathering to partake in if that’s up your alley.  Or, you can simply meet the guys and gals for coffee in the morning to socialize and keep up with what’s going on.  Tonight, our residents are having a soup, chili and pie supper where good food and friendships will be forged.  Tomorrow, another group of friends are taking our shuttle to a steakhouse in Independence where more food and good conversation will be shared.  Then, on Friday, we are having a pancake and sausage luncheon with Chris Cakes providing the food.  Just last week we were treated to a country music concert by Don Joy and Melanie Lynn and later this week, we’re enjoying some Irish Music by the Clan O’Martins.  With these various entertainment and socialization opportunities, folks are able to stay engaged, keep their bodies and minds active all without having to get in a car and drive to experience enjoyment.  The John Knox Village East lifestyle may not add years to your life, but it will add life to your years.

Some of the luckiest people at John Knox Village East are the people who are blessed with the opportunity to work here. We get to meet interesting people every day and share in the perspective, wisdom and thankfulness our friends exhibit every day.  It is truly a blessing to be around such wonderful people day in and day out.  If you’d like to find out more about how you can enjoy this lucky lifestyle, call us at 660-584-4416 or fill out our online form to request more information.

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