How to Talk with Your Parents About Eldercare

By | 2018-03-13T15:43:13+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Discussing the transition into assisted care can be overwhelming and emotional for both you and your parents. However, being prepared and viewing the discussion as one that is incremental and ongoing can remove the stigma, and help everyone navigate from a place of affection, not anxiety. Read more from our friends at Northwestern Mutual. READ MORE [...]

14 Of The Best Quotes On Aging

By | 2018-02-15T17:14:27+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

With technological advances and greater health awareness, more and more of the population is living longer. There's much to be learned from our senior counterparts! Poets, musicians, and philosophers all have something to say about the aging process. Here's a collection of 14 of the greatest quotes on aging and getting older. Enjoy! READ MORE [...]

When Is It Time for Mom & Dad to Stop Driving?

By | 2018-01-19T21:21:59+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The decision to stop driving, whether we make it on our own or it's made for us, is a difficult one. There are lots of factors to consider and right and wrong ways to approach the conversation with our loved ones. How can you know what signs to look for, what risks are involved and [...]

Celebrating the Holidays When a Parent is in Senior Housing

By | 2018-03-14T15:35:30+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Families gathering together for holiday and birthday celebrations are cherished times with vivid memories. Things can be different, however, when mom or dad make the move to a senior living community. What things should be considered or done differently for the next celebration to make sure it's as cherished a time as possible? Next Avenue [...]

Knowing When It’s Time to Make the Move to a Senior Living Community

By | 2018-03-14T15:20:00+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

100% of us would like to live our lives independently in our own home until the day we breathe our last. However, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human services, only 30% of us will know that reality. The other 70% will spend time in a senior living community of some kind. But [...]

Luther Manor Residents & Staff Help Local Kids get School-Ready

By | 2018-03-14T15:27:56+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Blog, News|

On average, a family spends $75 per child on school supplies each year. For many families in our community, this is a cost they cannot meet. That is why the residents and staff of Luther Manor decided to get involved in the Backpack Coalition this year by donating and personally delivering supplies for those in need. [...]

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Putting Mom in Assisted Living

By | 2018-03-14T15:22:44+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Moving Mom or Dad into an assisted living or skilled nursing community can be difficult for everyone. While everyone knows its necessary, the guilt and sadness adult children feel can be overwhelming. shares the top 3 reasons why we feel guilty and how we can, with time, come to understand that the decision is the [...]

Finding the Right Cultural Fit in a Senior Living Community

By | 2018-03-14T15:33:38+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Finding the place we fit and people we like is never not important – even when it comes to choosing a senior living community. What's right for one person might be very wrong for another and that's okay! How do we go about finding the right fit for ourselves or our loved ones? OurParents gives [...]

Don’t Think Of It As Downsizing – It’s Rightsizing!

By | 2017-09-07T00:10:38+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

The word "downsizing" has been replaced and the daunting task itself is to blame. Some are ditching the word “downsizing,” with its potentially negative connotations (think job loss), and embracing “rightsizing,” or getting the space that’s right for the next phase of life. Next Avenue shares more below.  READ MORE