Social Wellness

September 8, 2017
first place readers' choice award winner

The Apartment Community Named Best Retirement Community

The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows earned the Belleville News-Democrat’s Reader’s Choice designation of Best Retirement Community in the Metro-East for 2017—more than […]
June 26, 2017
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Retirement Community Life – Enjoying the Transition

Now it’s time to focus on you. You’ve worked hard for many years. It is now time to make a move that allows you new opportunities […]
June 21, 2017
Couple in independent living

Experience a Day in an Independent Living Community

When family members contemplate a beloved parent or grandparent moving to an independent living or continuing care retirement community, one of the first questions they ask is: […]
June 19, 2017
senior couple talking

Which Is Best-Independent Living or Assisted Living?

  What is Independent Living Also called a Retirement community Active adult community Senior apartments Continuing Care Retirement Community 55+ community   Assisted Living Provides help […]
June 16, 2017
Three generations of son and father

Reflecting on the Role of Fatherhood in the Faith

On the occasion of Father’s Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary life of Joseph of Galilee. He did the right thing. He didn’t allow his […]
April 12, 2017
senior man and woman looking at cellphone

Capture the Moments of Your Life: A Senior’s Guide to Using Your Cell Phone Camera

Are you of the generation that forgets your cell phone is actually a multi-use gadget that can do everything from direct you to a friend’s house […]
April 10, 2017
4 older adult women laughing

Why Develop Your Sense of Humor?

A recently rediscovered medicine can: Lower blood pressure Increase immunity Prepare you for stress Boost creativity Relieve pain Improve mood Make you more attractive Would you […]
April 7, 2017
older adult man and woman holding game controllers

Video Games That Improve Your Health

Evidence abounds about the health benefits of video games. They include: Overcoming dyslexia. Action games may reduce the effects of developmental dyslexia. Improving vision. Action video […]
April 3, 2017
seniors at table playing cards

Benefits of Playing Cards for Seniors

Pinochle, euchre, bridge…card games are a leisure-time activity that brings people together to have fun. The National Institute on Aging, however, says that card games do […]
March 24, 2017

Heal Your Hurts with Laughter

Sure, laughing is fun, but did you know laughter is actually good for you? It doesn’t matter whether you titter or guffaw, chuckle or cackle, laughter […]
March 20, 2017
money in a jar

20 Unusual Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

The biggest fear of people who have retired is running out of money. In a survey recently conducted by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), 41% […]
March 15, 2017
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10 Female Heroes You’ve Never Heard of

March is National Women’s History Month. When we were growing up, it was rare we were taught about female heroes. The textbooks were full of the […]
March 9, 2017
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Winter Warmth at the Missouri Botanical Garden

One of our favorite expeditions at The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows is to the Missouri Botanical Garden, which lies about a half […]
February 24, 2017
older adult using a laptop

Trends in Senior Wellness: Apps, Tech and Services

Mature adults have never had it so good! We are living longer than ever. We are taking care of ourselves better. We are doing more at […]
February 21, 2017
older adult couple playing cards

How Playing Games Benefits Your Health

Remember playing Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman?  How about Hide-and-Seek and Tag and Dodgeball? Did you ever play BINGO? How about getting together with friends to play cards? […]
February 16, 2017
senior couple looking at each other

10 Ways Seniors Can Find Love

Finding love is important for every human, regardless of age. Seniors, however, experience more obstacles than younger people. AARP data shows that 45% of Americans over […]
December 13, 2016
pine branches and pine cones

10 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

Retail stores have been pushing fake fir boughs and Christmas trees since Halloween, but your windows still display the autumn foliage and gourds you used for […]
December 9, 2016
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10 Ways To Give Back This Christmas

As we celebrate this anniversary of God’s gift, most of us think of giving back. We give back to our family, our community, our church and, […]
December 7, 2016
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Come Enjoy The Way of Lights

Enjoy a sparkling Christmas display that focuses on the birth of Christ at Our Lady of the Snows’ Way of Lights. Take a carriage ride under […]
December 5, 2016
holiday wreath on window

Have A Merry (Assisted Living) Christmas!

A holiday tradition has ended, and you don’t know what to do. Every Christmas, you packed up the kids and went to Grandma and Grandpa’s house […]
November 25, 2016
sleigh and reindeer

Holiday Activities in Belleville, IL

If you’ve lived in Belleville for years…or even if you’ve just arrived, you’re sure to enjoy these holiday traditions.
November 21, 2016
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Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

The holidays provide an opportunity to reinforce the social ties that bind us together. Put another way: Holidays make us family. That’s why we here at […]
November 17, 2016
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7 Senior Travel Tips for the Holidays

Ah, the holidays! Cheerful greetings. Happy smiles. Delayed flights. Packed buses. Surly cabdrivers. Seasonal travel doesn’t have to dim your holiday spirit. We’ve put together a […]
November 15, 2016
4 happy older adult women

4 Ways to Make Your Transition to Senior Living A Happy One

You finally made the decision to move into a senior living community. And although it has all the amenities you’d expect, you’re feeling blue.
November 8, 2016
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Thanksgiving at The Apartment Community

Aromas of cooking fill the air. Relatives who haven’t seen each other in months greet each other with warm hugs. Children play until they become too […]
November 4, 2016
thanksgiving turkey

Chef Todd’s Thanksgiving Survival T.I.P.S.

Family Thanksgiving dinners provide a time for the family to enjoy agreeable company and delicious food. Everyone has a good time… …except the person hosting dinner, […]
October 27, 2016
older adult woman and man talking

How to Convince My Spouse It’s Time to Move

You’re ready to move. Your spouse isn’t. What do you do next?
October 25, 2016
bed being made

Meet the Team Who Keeps TAC Beautiful and Clean

Here’s a short quiz: Who is there to help you hang your mirrors and photos when you first arrive at The Apartment Community?
October 20, 2016
items in a bin to sell

Where to Start When Downsizing?

Downsizing begins when you make the decision…or, actually, the decisions. Downsizing not only involves getting rid of clutter, reducing your possessions, and minimizing your residential footprint, […]
October 14, 2016
living room with fire place

10 Tips to Decorate Your New Space to Fit Your “Stuff”

You’ve decided to make the move to a new home, a smaller apartment with more amenities and less upkeep, maybe even a home in a life […]