Community Life

A Rock-N-Roll DJ Sings Praises for Hillandale

A Rock-N-Roll DJ Sings Praises for Hillandale

Gary and Mary Rossignol are always eager to share a quick story about their parents’ years at Chesterwood Village and Birchwood Care Center.  Even though time has passed since their residency, the impact of the array of activities and family-centered care will be...

Heather’s Thankful That Her Mom Lives at Birchwood

Heather’s Thankful That Her Mom Lives at Birchwood

After a tumultuous time at another facility, Heather Bittner has nothing but gratitude that she discovered Birchwood Care Center for her 76-year-old mother, Carol. Heather’s journey to find the perfect situation started after some ER visits. Due to insurance...

A New Kind of Family at Hillandale

A New Kind of Family at Hillandale

Diane Bihl keeps meeting burnt out caregivers. Avoiding COVID-19 is hard enough let alone taking meals to mom and dad, doing their parents’ housework while masked and running their errands. “Our community’s senior adults have experienced world wars, the Great...

Pastor Doug’s Doorway Church

Pastor Doug’s Doorway Church

Much has been said about the isolation senior adults feel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Less has been discussed about their spiritual needs during this period of quarantine. Liberty Township’s Pastor Doug Dunlap has created the perfect remedy to reach seniors longing...

Caregivers Learn to Cope With Loved Ones Battling ALS

Caregivers Learn to Cope With Loved Ones Battling ALS

Sherri and Joyce looked forward to the day when their husbands would retire so they could travel and spend more time with friends and family. Then ALS dramatically interfered with their plans. Often dubbed Lou Gehrig’s Disease for the famous baseball player who...