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  • Personal Care Services Posted in: Corporate - At Solstice Senior Living, our priority is keeping our residents healthy and cared for while maintaining their independence and quality of life. Our third-party care partners are here to support residents with the activities of daily living.  Adults age 65-plus are more likely to have chronic conditions, take multiple medications, and experience adverse drug reactions that result in a fall ...
  • SSL Spotlight: Erica Siebert Posted in: Corporate - As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we are celebrating a few of our amazing female leaders at Solstice Senior Living. Today, we are highlighting Erica Siebert! Erica is the South regional director of Sales and Marketing for Solstice Senior Living with more than 15 years of experience in sales and marketing. She manages 10 communities across the Southern ...
  • SSL Spotlight: Cristy Ballard Posted in: Corporate - In honor of Women’s History Month, we are celebrating a few of our amazing female leaders at Solstice Senior Living. Up first is Cristy Ballard! Cristy is the senior vice president of sales and marketing for Solstice Senior Living. With a passion to help families and their loved ones transition into senior living, she leads the sales and marketing operations ...
  • Spring Cleaning at Solstice Posted in: Blog - Spring cleaning is just around the corner! Decluttering is a great way to tidy up your space and simplify your life. Mental health experts also say getting rid of unwanted and unneeded items around your home is energizing and uplifting.  As you think about starting the organization process to keep your mind and home fresh, be sure to keep these ...
  • Celebrating International Women’s Day Posted in: Blog - Each March, Women’s History Month gives us a chance to take a moment and honor the women who have paved the way for us today and celebrate all of the accomplishments yet to come. At Solstice, we have intelligent, hardworking, thoughtful and forward-thinking women working at our communities across the country and in our corporate office. In honor of International ...
  • Senior Living Conglomerate Names New VP Of Risk Management Posted in: Blog, News - CARLSBAD, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2021) – Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier provider of senior living management services, and Solstice Senior Living (SSL), a joint venture of Integral Senior Living and NorthStar Healthcare Income, Inc., has named Kris Morimoto to the position of vice president of Risk Management. Morimoto comes to ISL after more than eight years at Propel Insurance. ...
  • Happy Valentine’s Day! Posted in: Corporate - Our communities had a great time celebrating Valentine’s Day with fun crafts, delicious treats and activities. Check out our community celebrations below!  Solstice at Palatine At Solstice at Palatine, residents had a great time making Valentine’s Day crafts.  Solstice at Groton Residents enjoyed a delicious hot chocolate cart to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Solstice at Joliet Associates passed out Valentine’s Day ...
  • Keeping Your Heart Healthy Posted in: Corporate - At Solstice Senior Living, we pride ourselves on creating opportunities for our residents to get active and stay healthy through our ElevateⓇ dining and Vibrant LifeⓇ programs. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is a great time to take note of your heart’s health. Check out these five healthy habits you can start today for a healthier tomorrow! ...
  • Bridge the Gap Podcast: Interview With Steve Flynt Posted in: Corporate - Steve Flynt, the chief operating officer at Solstice Senior Living, was recently featured on the latest episode of Bridge the Gap’s podcast. As a 30-year veteran of senior living, Steve brings his extensive background in operations leadership to Solstice Senior Living. Listen to Steve’s full interview where he discusses the importance of choosing optimism and leadership despite the challenges.
  • Solstice Senior Living Communities Host COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Posted in: Corporate - We are pleased to announce that three of our communities, Solstice at Mesa View, Solstice at Grand Valley and Solstice at Bellingham, have been able to host and distribute COVID-19 vaccines to residents and associates. As states determine the allocation of vaccines, we’re looking forward to hosting clinics at all of our communities.  “We are excited that we are able ...
  • How To Choose a Senior Living Community Posted in: Corporate - The decision to move into a senior living community is an exciting opportunity for you or your loved one to find a new home, meet new people and join a community. While this is a new adventure for you, it can also provide family members peace of mind knowing you are getting the support you need. When making the decision ...
  • Founder, CEO share message about the importance of getting COVID-19 vaccine Posted in: Corporate - Founder Sue Farrow and President/CEO Collette Gray share their personal reasons as to why they are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in the hopes to inspire others to do the same.
  • Senior-Friendly Courses Posted in: Corporate - At Solstice, we encourage our residents to live vibrantly and invest time in their interests and hobbies. One of the best parts of making the move to a senior living community is the time and support to learn new things!  Many companies specialize in online courses to explore your interests and undiscovered passions, which is a great option given in-person ...
  • Opportunities To Volunteer for Seniors Posted in: Corporate - Volunteering with an organization is a wonderful way to reengage with the people and things that matter to you and you’re passionate about. Many organizations are looking for seniors to become volunteers and bring their experience to those they serve. This year, due to the pandemic, many volunteer opportunities that would normally take place in person have transitioned to virtual ...
  • Happy Holidays from Solstice Senior Living Posted in: Blog - This year has been full of change, but we hope that you were able to find joy and happiness despite the challenges. 2020 has been a year of change, and this holiday season we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to all who have been with us as we’ve grown and adapted. As we reflect on this ...
  • Crafting Through the Holidays Posted in: Corporate - The holiday season is finally here! If you are looking to add some festive cheer to your apartment, check out these adorable craft ideas.  Winter Wreaths Wreaths are one of the best crafts to add holiday cheer to your space. Spruce up your door and entryway with a variety of different materials, including pinecones, pom poms, garland, paint and more. ...
  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide Posted in: Corporate - The holiday season is finally here! This year in particular, many people are turning to online shopping to find presents for their loved ones. Check out our tips for making the best of your online shopping experience. Look Before You Buy When surfing websites like Amazon or eBay, it is very likely you will see more than one vendor selling ...
  • Thanksgiving Is a Time To Be Grateful Posted in: Corporate - Thanksgiving is a special time to reflect and give thanks with those you love. Although it’s going to look a little different this year, our Solstice Senior Living communities are dedicated to creating a safe and special Thanksgiving celebration for every resident to enjoy.  Our ElevateⓇ dining program is creating delicious and nutritious meals for residents to enjoy, and our ...
  • Virtually Connected – Solstice Communities Use Technology To Stay Engaged and Healthy Posted in: Corporate - This year has presented unique challenges for all of us, one of them being the increasing use of technology in all aspects of our daily lives. Our Solstice Senior Living communities have worked hard to use technology to connect residents with their loved ones and other residents, to have fun, and to stay healthy. From activities to tours to exercise, ...
  • What is Vibrant Life®? Posted in: Corporate - At their core, Solstice Senior Living communities are designed to create value for  residents through meaningful care and excellent service. Our Vibrant Life® program is an innovative approach to connect residents with their loved ones and the community. During this time of social distancing, Solstice communities are dedicated to providing safe and entertaining activities to keep residents engaged. There are ...
  • 15 Balance Exercises for Seniors Posted in: Blog, Palatine - It’s normal for seniors to lose some of their sense of balance as they age, but just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s something you should shrug off. Things like going for a walk or standing on a stepladder become much more risky in your older years than they ever were before. And falls are, by far, the leading cause of ...
  • How To Make Your Space Feel Like Home Posted in: Corporate, Blog - Every move comes with the opportunity to personalize a new space and build a place that feels like home, and moving to a senior living community is no different. (With the added bonus that your new home comes with great amenities and a built-in community!) When making the move to senior living, many residents go from a full-size house to ...
  • Solstice at Corpus Christi featured in story as Texas moves to expand visitation options Posted in: Corpus Christi, Corporate - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has directed the state’s Health and Human Services Commission to expand visitation options for several types of senior-living facilities. Solstice Senior Living Executive Director Michelle Kelm said she has been anticipating an announcement like this for months. “We put a lot of thought preparation and care into being ready for this day,” she said. “We have ...
  • Solstice at East Amherst hosts Dance-A-Thon Posted in: East Amherst, Corporate - Residents from Solstice at East Amherst hosted a coast to coast dance-a-thon with their sister community, Solstice at Normandy Park! Residents, family and friends were able to connect via Zoom to boogie with us virtually. Everyone dressed to the nines and had a wonderful time staying active. Check out the link below to learn more. https://buffalonews.com/multimedia/out-and-about-in-western-new-york-september/collection_10924356-eeb1-11ea-a13e-4f4b4cb308f6.html#20 As one of the ...
  • Play the Boredom Away: Best Card Games for a Rainy Day Posted in: Blog - As we head into month six of quarantine, it’s no surprise that you may be going a little bit stir crazy. Even during normal times, boredom can occasionally set in, and it’s good to have go-to games and activities that make downtime more enjoyable. While there are endless activities you can enjoy without going anywhere, today we want to focus ...
  • Enriching Your Mind, Body and Life Through Music Posted in: Blog - It’s safe to say that almost everyone loves music. There are so many different genres and styles that it’s easy to find songs as unique as you are. It’s hard to imagine life without music; it’s all around us – in the car, over speakers at stores, at a restaurant, in the background of movies and TV shows – you ...
  • How To Downsize Your Things Without Downsizing Your Life Posted in: Blog - One of the most potentially overwhelming parts of the transition to a senior living community can be downsizing your things. Moving from living in a house (sometimes for decades) to a new apartment is intimidating and a lot of work if you don’t have a plan. We accumulate so many things over the years, and sometimes that can weigh us ...
  • Pets of Solstice Posted in: Blog - Here at Solstice, many of our residents have pets, and our furry friends make our communities even more lively and fun! We are proud to be a pet-friendly home because we know how beneficial pets can be for their owners. Besides being cute and cuddly, pets can: Reduce stress Lower blood pressure Increase social interaction Increase physical activity Help people ...
  • How to stay active with low-impact exercises Posted in: Blog - It can be difficult to stay disciplined in a regular exercise routine even in the best of times. As some gyms are closed and exercise classes are on pause, you have to get creative with where and how to stay active. The good news is that working out with limited movement is completely doable. Everyone is different, and it’s important ...
  • Celebrating Independence Day at Solstice Senior Living Posted in: Blog - This weekend, Solstice Senior Living communities enjoyed socially distanced activities in celebration of Independence Day! We loved to see everyone’s patriotic outfits, hats, accessories and more.  Here are some of the ways we spent the day at Solstice: Patriotic Bingo: Residents enjoyed Fourth of July-themed bingo and dressed for the occasion.  Craft Activities: We loved seeing our residents’ creativity kick ...
  • Happy Father’s Day: Advice From Dads Posted in: Blog - Today we celebrate the love, dedication and support of fathers. We want to take a moment to recognize the men who have had an impact on our lives. We asked our Solstice residents to share the best advice they received from their fathers or have given to others. Happy Father’s Day! We wish you many dad jokes and lots of ...
  • Maintaining Friendships and Developing New Ones Posted in: Blog - It’s no secret that making new friends and staying in touch with longtime ones is more challenging as adults than it was when we were younger. During our school days, we were constantly surrounded by our peers, meeting new people, and participating in activities, clubs and sports. As you grow older, you quickly realize that staying in touch with friends ...
  • Talking To Parents About Independent Living: How To Start the Conversation Posted in: Blog - When you were a child, your parents provided the physical and financial support you needed to thrive. During young adulthood, they served as sounding boards, offering advice and insight as you made big life decisions about relationships, your own family, and career and financial planning for the future. As time went on, these roles slowly reversed, and you began offering ...
  • Happy Mother’s Day! Advice from Solstice Moms Posted in: Blog - Mother’s Day is a dedicated Sunday each year for us to take a moment and applaud all the women who have dedicated their lives to enrich ours.  We asked our Solstice residents for the best pieces of advice that they’ve given as a mom or have heard from their mom. Happy Mother’s Day!  “Just listen to Mom. She’s usually right, ...
  • Social Distancing Playlist Posted in: Blog - At Solstice Senior Living, our residents and employees are following all CDC guidelines and best practices for staying safe and healthy. Our communities are also looking for ways to keep residents active and engaged.According to Johns Hopkins, it is important to prioritize self-care during social distancing. That comes in different forms for different people, but activities such as listening to ...
  • Tips for Reducing Stress During Times of Anxiety Posted in: Blog - April is Stress Awareness Month, and we think it’s safe to say the world has been pretty stressful lately! At Solstice Senior Living, our team continues to work hard daily to ensure life remains as vibrant and stress-free as ever – but also safe and healthy as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic.  Stress can be a result of many ...
  • Thank you, Solstice Senior Living community! Posted in: Blog - Since COVID-19 hit the United States, associates at Solstice Senior Living have stepped up to the occasion. With the elderly being listed as one of the main groups vulnerable to COVID-19, the safety and well-being of our residents is our top priority.   Our communities around the country have received donations and support from numerous organizations. Check out a few ...
  • Solstice Senior Living’s Response to COVID-19 Posted in: Blog - Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) hit the United States, it has dramatically changed all our daily lives. We know there is a great deal of concern for the well-being of our most vulnerable population, those with compromised immune systems and those 60 years old or older, many of whom live in our Solstice communities or are considering moving into one of ...