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Our Fall and Winter Menus

Fall is here and along with it, all the comfort foods and pumpkin recipes. At Commonwealth Senior Living, we’re proud to serve our residents delicious and filling meals made from locally sourced ingredients. As we age, a balanced diet becomes even more important. We want to highlight the impacts healthy eating brings to each of […]

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Life at Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House

Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House is a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home. Our loving team takes care of the housekeeping, maintenance, cooking and linen services to make sure our residents have the quiet dignity of their own suites without any of the worries. But life at our community goes much further than […]

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How to Convince a Loved One It's the Right Time to Move to Senior Living

Aging is a tricky subject for everyone – especially when the topic of leaving home or needing help arises. There are a variety of reasons why an older adult may need an alternative living arrangement. These can include medical illness, physical disability, or financial implications. It can also be caregiver-related. Whatever the reason, the goal […]

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Welcome to the Pineapple Family: 3 Communities in Michigan Join Commonwealth Senior Living

We are thrilled to welcome Commonwealth Senior Living at East Paris, Commonwealth Senior Living at Grand Rapids, and Commonwealth Senior Living at New Baltimore into our Pineapple Family! We look forward to continuing to improve the lives of seniors, their families, and each other.  Learn more about these communities! CSL East paris csl grand rapids […]

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Why We Do What We Do: National Assisted Living Week 2022

At Commonwealth Senior Living, our mission is to improve the lives of seniors, their families, and each other. This year, as we celebrated National Assisted Living Week in our communities, we asked our associates who fulfill our mission each day the questions – “Why did you choose a career in senior living?” and “What does […]

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Staying Home: Tips for Home Improvement

The golden years of retirement should be a time of relaxation where one can enjoy doing what they love most in the comfort of their home. The truth is, however, there are often physical struggles that get in the way of this. For instance, one might find it harder to move around the house with […]

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"What They Had" Film Screenings

This year we have chosen the film “What They Had” for our screening and discussion group. Besides it being a beautiful work by an award-winning cast, the story is reminiscent of the accounts we’ve heard from so many families over the last 20 years – a mother struggling with cognitive decline as the family reacts […]

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Reducing Family Stress

When asked where you would like to live in your 80s and 90s, what would you say? Most likely your answer would be “at home.” There is an idyllic image of staying in a home where memories have been made, but as people live longer, health complications may interfere with these plans. As we age, […]

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The Story of “Momma J”

When asking families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one is for their family, 15.7% said it was the challenge of balancing care for a parent with work and home life. We know our associates chose a career in senior living to improve the lives of seniors, but for those who […]

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Commonwealth Senior Living Communities Named Best Memory Care for 2022

We’re honored to announce that memorycare.com named 17 of our communities Best Memory Care for 2022. Take a look this year’s award-winning communities here: Commonwealth Memory Care at Chesapeake was named Best Memory Care in Norfolk and Hampton, Virginia. Commonwealth Senior Living at Bel Air was named Best Memory Care in Bel Air, Maryland again […]

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