Simplifying Your Move Into Five Easy Steps Deciding to move is a huge decision on many levels. It means embarking upon a new chapter in your life, and with that comes change. Moving can seem overwhelming, but here at McCrite Plaza we aim to make the transition easy and exciting for our residents. After all,… Continue reading What to Expect When Moving to McCrite Plaza
The best time to make future plans is before you’re in the midst of a crisis. Open and honest conversations about what your loved one wants as they age can pave the way for easier transitions. Those early conversations, when there is no need to move immediately, can help create a plan and agreement at… Continue reading Talking to your loved one about moving
Imagine not being able to share a meal with friends or family because you could not swallow most foods. Or what it would be like having to eat through a tube. These are just some of the social, emotional and physical challenges individuals with swallowing disorders, also known as “dysphagia,” face each day. With the… Continue reading McCrite Plaza offers Synchrony Dysphagia Solution program
McCrite Plaza Topeka is excited to announce their first place award as “Best Retirement Community” in the Best of Topeka publication! For 28 years, Topekans have voted for their favorite restaurants, chiropractors, car repair shops, hair dressers, and of course, favorite retirement communities. All votes are cast online and tallied up to create the “Best of… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Topeka honored with “Best Retirement Community” award
In 1978, Congress passed legislation making the Sunday after Labor Day the official Grandparent’s Day. The statute cites the day’s purpose is in part, “to honor grandparents, to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer.” In anticipation of the celebratory day, McCrite Plaza will sponsor its fourth annual “McCrite… Continue reading 4th Annual ‘McCrite Grandparent Celebration and Contest’
Sam Hutchinson, a resident of McCrite Plaza Topeka, will participate in the Honor Flight Kansas-Student Edition from Central Heights High School that departs June 5th for Washington, D.C. Sam, an infantry Instructor stationed at Fort Riley, trained servicemen to fight in Korea during his service years beginning in 1952. After Sam was discharged as a… Continue reading Resident Receives Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
Earth Day (April 22) is a day to consider what we can and should do to help our Mother Earth. One unique project underway at McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff is the construction of an aquaponic system in the basement of our Independent and Assisted Living community in Kansas City’s Northland. Aquaponics combines aquaculture (raising fish… Continue reading Fish, plants and global stewardship. There’s something fishy happening in our basement.
As reported in our blog on March 20, 2017, Assisted Living resident Harold Facklam was honored by the Kansas Health Care Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Harold was recognized for donating over 32 gallons of whole blood throughout the last 68 years. The award earned him a front page story in the Topeka Capital… Continue reading McCrite Plaza Resident Mentioned on Late Night with Seth Meyers
More than a dozen staff, family and friends of McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff laced up their tennis shoes to walk in the Oct. 2 Kansas City “Walk to End Alzheimer’s.” Collectively, they gathered $3,832.00 in pledges and donations, and walked in honor and memory of loved ones. The McCrite community rallied behind the team with… Continue reading McCrite Cares team collects nearly $4,000 for Alzheimer’s Research
On Sept. 11, McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff celebrated Grandparent’s Day with a family-focused gathering of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nearly 40 of our resident’s family members created art masterpieces and wrote essays expressing their love and appreciation for their Grandparent. All of the children who submitted creations were entered into a drawing for a $500 education… Continue reading McCrite Plaza celebrates Grandparents