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3 Ways Quality of Life Is Better at an Assisted Living Community

When an older adult moves to an assisted living community, resources and care that would’ve been difficult to reach while...

Enjoying the Holidays in Senior Living

The holiday season is here! Time to enjoy your favorite holiday traditions – or create new ones – with everyone...

How to Cope with All the Feelings

When Your Parent Moves to a Skilled Nursing or Assisted Living Community For many people, it can be a difficult...

What Does “Level of Care” Mean at Assisted Living?

Each individual who resides at an assisted living community has distinct personal preferences and clinical needs. Addressing them all requires...

Making the Move to Senior Living as a Couple

We’re often asked if it’s possible for a couple to move to a senior living community together and, if so,...

The Story Behind the “Drink Wisconsinbly” Auction Item That Was a Hit at Three Pillars’ Annual Gala

Our Annual Gala is a tradition that started in 2019. Each Gala features an auction of several unique packages. The...

Common Challenges for a Person Who Experiences Dementia

Caring for a loved one who has dementia is a full-time job. It can also feel like a thankless one,...

They’re Golden – In More Ways Than One

At Three Pillars Senior Living Communities, what started a few years ago as a simple dream by our incredible Lifestyles...

Signs It May Be Time to Explore a Move to Assisted Living

It can be difficult to determine when a move to Assisted Living may be the best choice for a loved...

Comparing Common Levels of Senior Living Options

Located in Wisconsin’s beautiful Lake Country, Three Pillars Senior Living Communities is a Life Plan Community offering a full continuum...

Safety in Senior Living Communities

6 Ways You’re Safer at a Senior Community Than in Your Own Home No matter your age or where you...

What Are All Those Plants in Three Pillars’ Field off Highway 67?

Reforestation underway with a vision for the future If you’re local to Three Pillars in the Dousman area of Lake...

Improve Your Nutrition in a Senior Living Community

We know that finding time and energy to prepare a meal three times per day every day can seem overwhelming....

Art at Three Pillars Connects, Unifies, and Engages

If you spend one day at Three Pillars’ Village on the Square Independent Living community, you’ll encounter creativity. You’ll meet...

How Senior Living Communities Combat Depression and Loneliness in Older Adults

A major life change is never easy, especially when it comes to your living situation. Moving to a senior living...

How Sleep Affects Heart Health & 4 Ways to Get Quality Zzzzzs

Want to know the short answer to all things regarding sleep? Establish a consistent length of nightly sleep and you’ll...

Whatever Catches Your Eye by Verne Thieme

Special edition resident blog Throughout the many years of working with art teachers and mentors, when I would ask the...

The Benefits of Pets for Older Adults

Get yourself a pet today! Ok, we don’t have to rush into things, but the benefits of animal companionship for...

Handmade from the Heart of Three Pillars’ Residents

Resident Group Donates 1,002 Knit and Crocheted Items to Local Nonprofit Organizations The resident-organized Crocheting & Knitting Group at Three Pillars...

Career Longevity: A Tradition at Three Pillars

At Three Pillars, our mission and company values are central to everything we do. Every decision, action, program, and service...

5 Amazing Mobile Apps for Older Adults

You don’t have to be a technology expert or 20-something gamer to enjoy the benefits of a fun, helpful, or...

Buddy Walks at Three Pillars: More Than Just a Walk in the Park

On a crisp, sunshine-filled early autumn day, the sounds of gentle chatter and gleeful laughs float through the treetops at...

Pius Class of 1959 Reunites at Three Pillars

Coletta & John Kopp, Kay Zimmer, Pat Kowalczyk, Suzanne Diesness, and Tom McElwee all have a couple things in common....

What is the Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care?

Deciding to move from your home to a new residence can be overwhelming. When the move is necessary due to...

Finding Fulfilling Work During Retirement

When you retire, you may have a list of projects to get done, aspirations for leisure and relaxation, and perhaps...

New Life and Wildlife at Three Pillars

Love baby animals and Wisconsin wildlife of all kinds? Our residents and employees do, too!Our 295-acre campus is nestled in a...

5 Crucial Mistakes to Avoid During Your Search for a Senior Community

If you are beginning your search for a senior living or independent living community, hats off to you for starting your...

5 Things You Need to Know About Memory Care

If you love or care for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, you understand the need for a special kind of...

When is the Right Time to Move to Assisted Living?

Moving to an assisted living community can be difficult and emotional not only for those moving, but also for those...

Social Support & Wellbeing for Older Adults

Research has shown that the need for social support is crucial for older adults. For retired people especially, “social capital”...

Treasured Wisconsin Holiday Traditions

The holidays are a time of celebrations, large and small. Many of us are familiar with the ornateness of our...

10 Creative Ways to Make Money In Retirement Without a 9-5 Job

Continuing to work as a retiree may be a joyful way you connect with others socially and emotionally, a vital...

Tips for Making and Maintaining Friendships in Retirement

Maintaining friendships in retirement is great for mental health, social skills, and giving you a sense of purpose. Although it...

How to Sneak More Fruits and Veggies Into Your Diet

Eating fruits and vegetables is important for everyone, but it is particularly good for older adults. This is because older...

Gardening: a Universal Language and a Powerhouse of Benefits for Older Adults

Last month, two of our Facebook and Instagram posts featured residents with green thumbs. One pictured Clarence, a resident at our...

Therapy Dolls for Older Adults with Memory Loss

One of our most popular social media posts this summer was this one. It featured this endearing photo of Richard, a...

A Note About Appreciation

Do you know what a wise person once said? They said that, “Everyone likes feeling appreciated.” Well, we’re not exactly...

12 Questions to Ask When Researching a Senior Living Community – BONUS Checklist and Infographic!

Back in 2014, we published a blog article about the top questions to ask when researching a senior living community....

Everything You Need to Know About Moving to a Senior Living Community During COVID-19

Life during a global pandemic isn’t easy. Many of the things we used to do have been canceled or modified....

12 Ways for Older Adults to Stay Safe from Summertime Safety Hazards

The warmer months provide a perfect opportunity for outdoor fun and leisure, whether it’s fishing, exercising, bird watching, attending outdoor...

9 Tips for Staying Healthy in Retirement

Most people look forward to the extra time and relaxation that comes with retirement - the time to explore the...

Four Silver Linings from the COVID-19 Pandemic

When things are tough, we rise up. When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When a pandemic sweeps the world…...