Senior Living

Tips for Caregivers Navigating the Holidays While Caring for Mom or Dad

For years, we have helped families navigate what is often a joyful but chaotic time for caregivers – the holidays. This year, we’ve pulled together some practical advice from experts in the fields of senior health, psychology, and advice for tackling the logistics of caregiving. Here are our tips: First and foremost, gauge the safety […]

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Our Promise to Veterans is Personal

Seven sons, three branches of military, two wars, over one hundred years of service. One of those sons was my father, the branch was Army, and the war was Vietnam. My passion in honoring our veterans is a personal one. Growing up, one of my favorite stories was the love story of my parents. My […]

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7 Tips for Helping Your Parents Sell Their Home

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling a home. If you’ve taken on the job of supporting your parents in selling their home, you may have a lot of questions circling through your mind. While making your list of priorities, you’ll want to think about the conversations you need to […]

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4 Helpful Tips for Retiring Single

Nowadays, it’s becoming increasingly common to retire single. In fact, many people choose to retire alone because they enjoy the flexibility it affords them. After all, when you’re single you can choose to live wherever you want and spend your time doing whatever you want without the input of another person.  This freedom can feel […]

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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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"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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