May 5, 2023
As we age, health becomes a major focus of our daily lives. We begin to think more about eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping our minds active. But health is more than that – it also includes our relationships with others, specifically intergenerational relationships.
According to an article in Press & News, there are the many benefits of intergenerational relationships between children and older adults.
At The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville, we promote intergenerational relationships in many ways! Intergenerational partnerships within the community are very important for both the younger and older populations. We are very blessed to have fostered relationships with The Morgan School, Stone Creek Elementary, and Lutheran High School. In my experience, it is vital to establish a contact with your partnerships and work together to create opportunities and events that will be purposeful and bring joy to all involved. Our partnership with The Morgan School, an early childhood school, affords our residents connection through storybook readings, holiday celebrations, and seasonal parades.
Stone Creek Elementary allows for students to share their creative expressions through their choir performances, and The Boulevard After-School program provides hands-on interaction between the students and our residents, fostering lasting relationships. Our partnership with Lutheran High School gives us an opportunity to connect educationally through their robotics program, spiritually with the “Art in Faith” art projects and support the students with a “Back-to-School” church service and visit.
When observing the interactions between children and older adults, it’s easy to see how much older adults really have to offer to children, and vice versa! They share smiles, memories, information, and more. There are mutual benefits from intergenerational relationships. The most important one is it provides an avenue to bridge the generation gap between the age groups. For the older adults, these opportunities keep them active and young at heart, prevents isolation, allows them opportunity to share their wisdom and values with the younger generation, boosts cognition, and improves their sense of well-being. The younger generation benefits through these interactions by helping them develop communication skills, patience, helps create a positive attitude regarding the aging process, and alleviates any fears the children may have regarding older adults. For both generations, it truly provides a sense of joy and purpose!
Each of our communities works hard to foster intergenerational relationships and memorable experiences.
The Boulevard Senior Living of Wentzville in Wentzville, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near <a href=”https://www.ssmhealth.com/locations/st-louis/st-joseph-hospital-lake-saint-louis?utm_id=sys-listings-1&linksource=sys_listing_links-gmb_listing&y_source=1_MjMyNTc0OTMtNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3d/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>SSM Lake St. Louis Hospital</a> with convenient access to major shopping centers, including <a href=”http://www.bearcreekgolf.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Bear Creek Golf Club</a>, Wentzville Bluffs Shopping Center, <a href=”https://www.bbtheatres.com/our-theatres/x0wuf-b-and-b-wentzville-tower-12/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Wentzville B&B Movie Theater</a>, <a href=”https://www.sccmo.org/716/Quail-Ridge-Park” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Quail Ridge Park</a>, <a href=”https://www.wentzvillecommunityclub.com/flea-market/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Wentzville Flea Market</a>, and the <a href=” https://themeadowsatlsl.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>The Meadows at Lake St. Louis</a>.
December 1, 2023
For many, the holiday season is a joyful, happy time built around togetherness, family, and friends. Still, for some, it can be very stressful and filled with overwhelming expectations, depression, and anxiety. The holiday season can be a reminder of those who are not with us anymore, financial limitations, sadness from being separated from loved ones, and the loss […]
November 21, 2023
As the Plant Operations Director at The Boulevard Senior Living – Wentzville. I know the importance of preparing the community and my home for the cold winter weather. To prepare your house for winter weather, start by inspecting and sealing any gaps or cracks in doors, windows, and walls to prevent drafts and conserve heat. […]