Hartsfield Village serves as an ideal home for socially active seniors

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z Hartsfield Village serves as an ideal home for socially active seniors nwitimes.com
February 24, 2013 12:00 am

She sits in her recliner, watching the same Television show she caught yesterday. You try to visit as often as you can, but your growing to-do list can make it challenging. You count your blessings that she is healthy and well, but the years are starting to show on her face and in her heart.

It’s time to make a change.

Yet, she loves her home and her kitchen and the framed pictures that line the hallway. She worries about selling her home in this topsy turvy housing market, and stresses of the financial ramifications of selling too soon. She says she is fine with eating dinner alone.

Yes…it’s time to make a change.

Of course, change can be scary for everyone. Yet, life is too precious to waste one second of. Countless seniors in Northwest Indiana have made the important decision to make Hartsfield Village Senior Living Community their new home, with remarkable results. Their eyes brighten at the social opportunities. Their voices become alive in the choir. And their smiles…well, they return.

“I can’t tell you how many people comment that they wish they would have moved in sooner,” explains Kevin Orze, Director of Marketing at Hartsfield Village Senior Living Community in Munster. “Mentally, socially, physically….the change in our residents once they move in and get comfortable is simply beautiful.”

An exceptional Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that celebrates the full continuum of life and promotes successful aging, Hartsfield Village residents can seamlessly transition from Independent Living to Assisted , Memory Support or Skilled Nursing, if additional care becomes necessary as residents age. “The recession has hit seniors hard, so the decision to move into a community such as ours is often delayed,” remarks Orze. “The loss of equity in their home has increased the resistance to move, with the belief that things in the housing market are going to improve soon. However, people are finally beginning to realize that any changes are going to be slow and unpredictable. Seniors must instead focus on the value of successful aging through wellness programming and the social opportunities provided at Hartsfield.

Nestled in the Northwest corner of Indiana, Hartsfield Village residents enjoy a scenic 38 acre campus, close to favorite stores, restaurants, cultural and leisure activities, and medical facilities. “There is no substitute for being socially active as one gets older,” says Orze. “We have many residents who sang in their school choir, and then re-discover their voice in our Village Voices choir. We have other residents whose Bridge groups have disbanded, but then come here and re-discover the love for the card game. It’s these opportunities that allow you to you see how our residents really begin to flourish.”

And while it often requires a lot of thought, many seniors realize the time to make the move to Hartsfield Village is now. “Any move can be difficult, and it might take a period of time to get comfortable with the idea, but our residents realize that this is the next chapter in their lives and they have so much to look forward to.” concludes Orze. “They see the value in coming here, both on paper and in their heart.”

It’s time to make a change, isn’t it?


Hartsfield Village Senior Living Community

10000 Columbia Ave.

Munster, IN

(219) 934-0750


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