Senior living in St. Joseph (the emphasis is on living)
Active living for seniors in St. Joseph is definitely … active. Our independent senior living, home health and assisted living options combine community spirit with care that’s customized for each individual. From new construction, single-level duplexes and homes just steps from the paved Parkway trail, to multi-level apartment-style options, seniors in St. Joseph can choose what works best for them. Established home health and assisted living providers are there every step of the way as needs change. Our senior center, service organizations and clubs mean every day is a good day to spend quality time with old and new friends. Transportation services and award-winning healthcare are just minutes away, leaving seniors free to focus on enjoying the moments they choose.
ASSISTED LIVING AND INDEPENDENT LIVING
Assisted living means living the life you want, but without the hassles you don’t want. Options in St. Joseph like Vintage Gardens, Corby Place, Country Squire and Living Community of St. Joseph offer welcoming, flexible settings with a genuine community feeling. From streamlined apartments in the heart of town to individual homes in welcoming senior neighborhoods, there’s freedom and simplicity in St. Joseph — creating the perfect opportunity to enjoy a more active senior lifestyle. (In other words, do more of the things you love!)
HOME HEALTH OPTIONS
In St. Joseph, enjoying life in your home as you age is simpler and family-focused. Home health options include Freudenthal Home Health, Mosaic Life Care, Comfort of Home Healthcare among others. Experienced caregivers and Medicare options mean St. Joseph seniors can live the life they want with confidence in their own homes — because after all, there really is no place like home. St. Joseph’s easy transportation options and services like grocery and pharmacy delivery make the feeling of home even more comfortable.
Forget the rocking chair. In St. Joseph, seniors are “rocking it” in different ways. The Joyce Raye Patterson Senior Center offers daily social gatherings, enrichment activities and exercise options on-site. Our public library craft nights (and regional wine and painting events) showcase artistic flair from every generation. Join the Moila Shriners, Optimists, Lions Club or the Rotarians for weekly meetings and service projects. Day-long and weekly Mah Jong sessions are popular among many from all walks of life. Seniors attend downtown concerts and Parties on the Parkway all summer long; volunteer at numerous area non-profit organizations and museums; and take day trips and international trips through groups like the Nodaway Valley Bank Ambassadors and the St. Joseph Museum. You’ll also find our seniors enjoying new programs like St. Joe Fit, with set meeting times for parkway and trail walks each week. Memberships to organizations like the YMCA fitness campus the Country Club and the Silver & Gold Club mean new hobbies with new friends year-round.
Living Community of St. Joseph’s uniqueness can be attributed to the uncommon character of its residents. Doctors, lawyers, farmers, teachers, business owners and others from all walks of life helped mold the successes and experiences many of us enjoy today in our community. Their memories of a thriving downtown, the Junior College, Lake Contrary, dances at the Frog Hop Ballroom and living at the YWCA are examples of the past that helped move us to where we are at the present. And I’m happy that our residents continue to contribute to the city they love.Peggy Evans