Meet Melody Living Lake in the Hill's October resident of the month, Kerry Webster! We can’t wait for you to meet Kerry as we continue to welcome each new resident to their Life in Harmony™.
Kerry Webster was born and raised in Manitou, Kentucky before he packed his bags for Illinois to pursue his dream of teaching. Kerry served in the Air Force and did powerplant maintenance at various missile sites for four years.
After his service, Kerry graduated from college with a vocational degree, which he stated was his greatest accomplishment. He then went on to become a high school and college shop teacher specializing in teaching drafting, woodworking, and electronics.
Some of his favorite hobbies include wooden puzzles, lots of reading, and of course, woodworking. Kerry says that his ability to build things is his special talent. He has tried to learn how to speak Spanish but could never quite make it stick.
One of Kerry’s favorite place he’s visited so far has been New Zealand. He enjoyed the people and the different cultures. During his visit, he spent time on a sheep farm, hiked to the bottom of a volcano, and even went to a kiwi grove. Kerry has always dreamed of going to China or Japan but hasn’t made it there yet.
October marks Emotional Wellness Month, a perfect time to reflect on the importance of emotional well-being for seniors. At Melody Living, we understand that emotional wellness is an integral component of a fulfilling and healthy life.
Emotional wellness encompasses managing our emotions, maintaining a positive outlook on life, and building strong relationships. For seniors, nurturing emotional wellness is of paramount importance for several reasons. Emotional well-being directly affects mental health.
Senior citizens are at an increased risk of experiencing depression and anxiety, especially when they live alone, making emotional wellness a crucial aspect of overall health. Seniors who prioritize emotional wellness often enjoy a higher quality of life, experiencing greater satisfaction and contentment in their daily lives. Emotional wellness equips seniors with the tools to cope with life's challenges, fostering resilience and adaptability in the face of adversity.
According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 7% of the elderly population worldwide. The National Institute on Aging reports that depression is often underdiagnosed and untreated in seniors, leading to unnecessary suffering and reduced quality of life. Isolation and loneliness, common issues in the senior community, can exacerbate mental health challenges. Social isolation is linked to increased rates of depression and anxiety among seniors.
Melody Living is dedicated to supporting the emotional wellness of our senior residents. We offer a range of programs and services that encompass all dimensions of wellness. We provide numerous opportunities for social engagement and connection, ensuring that our residents build and maintain meaningful relationships. Our fitness programs are tailored to seniors' needs, promoting physical wellness and emotional well-being.
Melody Living boasts a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment that contributes to emotional wellness. We encourage residents to explore their interests and beliefs through various intellectual and spiritual activities. Residents can participate in a wide array of activities and hobbies, fostering a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. We provide peace of mind through financial planning services, minimizing stress related to financial concerns.
Emotional Wellness Month reminds us all of the importance of emotional well-being, particularly for our senior loved ones. At Melody Living Independent Living, we take pride in nurturing emotional wellness as one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness, understanding that it is intrinsically linked to the other facets of a fulfilling life.
By prioritizing emotional wellness and embracing the various dimensions of wellness, our residents can enjoy happier, healthier, and more enriching lives during their golden years. Schedule a tour today by visiting our contact page or giving us a call at 847.851.4000.
Trick or Treat!
Join Melody Living for some Halloween fun!
It’s the spookiest time of the year and Melody Living wants to celebrate with you and your family! This event is free and open to all! Join us at Melody Living's assisted living, memory care, and independent living communities for some Halloween fun.
Kids can enjoy a safe trick-or-treat event at Melody Living assisted living & memory care community. We welcome one and all to trick or treat in our family-friendly decorated Halloween house. Snack on some sweet treats and play fun Halloween games!
Bring your little ghouls and goblins for some friendly frights and tasty treats. Costumes are encouraged for all, but especially for every little trick-or-treater.*
RSVP by Wed. Oct 25 for this exciting Halloween Trick-or-Treat event, happening October 27th from 3:30-5 pm at Melody Living Colorado Springs assisted living and memory care community. For more information about our senior assisted living and retirement community, please visit our contact page or call us at 719.960.4005.
*Please keep all costumes family-friendly. We kindly ask that you please refrain from costumes accompanied by large props or props resembling weapons.
As we celebrate Active Aging Week, we're excited to spotlight the vibrant and active lifestyle embraced by residents at Melody Living in Lake in the Hills. Our community is a thriving hub where independent and active seniors find an enriching environment that promotes health and wellness.
Active Aging Week is a celebration of aging actively, staying engaged, and pursuing a life filled with purpose and vitality. It's a time to encourage seniors to explore new interests, maintain physical fitness, and embrace a holistic approach to well-being.
Embracing an active lifestyle as a senior yields remarkable benefits including an improved quality of life. Seniors who engage in regular physical activity report higher levels of life satisfaction and overall well-being. Staying active can also reduce the risk of chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.