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Is It Time For My Spouse to Move to a Senior Living Community?

It can be painful to realize that your spouse’s physical and emotional health may require more care than you can...

Common Fears About Moving to a Senior Living Community

The decision to move to a Senior Living Community – like any major life decision – raises certain fears. Let’s...

Senior Driving Checklist for Aging Parents: Safety Tips for Older Drivers

An older driver behind the wheel of a car has their share of strengths and some potential weaknesses when it...

15 Gift Ideas for a Loved One at a Senior Living Community

The season of giving is upon us, and while many of us find joy in giving gifts, sometimes the task...

Recognizing Depression in Older Adults

Depression is one of the most common mental health ailments in older adults. Recognizing depression in this population is often...

Reflections from Three Pillars’ Veterans

Three Recount Their Time in the Service and on a Stars & Stripes Honor Flight Three resident veterans from our...

How Can I Pay for Assisted Living?

When moving to an assisted living community, older adults and their families may begin to wonder how they will be...

43 Years Later, An Encore for Three Pillars’ Resident Kitchen Band

We all know history has a way of repeating itself, and this year, Three Pillars saw it with the reprise...

Choosing the Best Memory Care Facility

It is difficult to watch a family member struggle with memory loss due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Those experiencing...

Talking to Parents About Moving to Assisted Living

There are many reasons why you may consider talking to a parent about moving to assisted living, including: Declining healthFalls...

Jodie Unke’s Caring Spans All Ages in Dousman

Jodie Unke, a Wisconsin native, grew up in Waukesha and currently resides in Dousman, where she raised her family. Wife...

Five Sneaky Ways to Hydrate

It’s no secret that staying hydrated is an essential part of wellness, and it’s crucial during all seasons, whether we’re...

Why Do I Volunteer?

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, more Americans than ever are volunteering. A report released in late...

Elder Abuse: Warning Signs, Reporting, and More

Older adults are the unfortunate victim of abuse more often than most people realize. Many individuals are in tune to...

10 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Short-Term Rehab Center

Skilled nursing or short-term subacute rehabilitation facilities are environments where people can carefully build up their strength after a surgery, illness,...

Life at Independent Living

Living life to the fullest at a life plan senior living communityEver wonder what a day-in-the-life in independent living at...

Brent’s Special – Chicken Cavatappi

This simple, 30-minute meal is sure to become a family favorite and a staple in your meal rotation! Brent Russell,...

Monica Humphrey, RN, Earns Elite Certification in Geriatrics

Monica Humphrey, BS RN-BC, is Three Pillars' first and only Geriatric Board Certified Registered Nurse. It was 2011, and Monica...

Everything You Need to Know About Senior Living Advisors

A senior living advisor, also sometimes referred to as a senior care consultant, senior living care professional, or elder care...

Top 5 Ways Older Adults Use a Tablet

You want to learn about it, you can look it up. You want to share it, there’s a way. You...

Martin Murk’s Artistic Gift

Martin Murk, a native of Wisconsin and current resident at Three Pillars’ Village on the Square independent living, has a...

What You Need to Know About Financial Elder Fraud in 2019

With reports of financial elder fraud on the rise, now is a critical time for older adults and their advocates...

Senior Apartment Living: Downsizing Tips for Beautiful Small Space Living

Beauty. Comfort. Simplicity. Coziness. Senior apartment living means less home maintenance and more time. It brings added security and decreased...

Assisted Living vs. Independent Living: Comparing 4 Common Levels of Care at Senior Living Communities

If you know a bit about senior living communities, you know that options abound. There are options for floor plans,...

Senior Medication Management Tips 101

Medication management for seniors can be overwhelming. Receiving a medication prescription involves more than taking a pill. Along with it...

Seeing Quadruple: The Story of Four Jondle Ladies at Three Pillars

The women of the Jondle family, (pronounced “Yon-dle”), are all happily employed. Mom, Dawn, works in housekeeping. Ashley, oldest daughter,...

Three Pillars Residents Turn Plastic Shopping Bags into Mats for Those in Need

For years, knitting was just another hobby for Lois Bergmann, resident at Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman. She...

5 Reasons You Want a Continuing Care Retirement Community

If you’ve ever visited a senior living community, you may have noticed that some offer only independent senior apartments or...

12 Ways We Get Hygge at Three Pillars

If you ask us, it’s still the most wonderful time of the year. Sure, there may not be any more...

Five Simple Steps for Seniors to Combat Holiday Depression

“Happy holidays!” The sentiment seems to stream effortlessly from the mouths of friends, store cashiers, and neighbors this time of...

Five Strategies for Talking to Senior Parents About Money

Money and financial planning are sensitive topics. You don’t discuss money at work, you don’t talk about your mortgage with...

8 Activities for Grandparents and Children

A guest post by Lori Thomas of SeniorAdvice.com Every grandparent understandably loves the opportunity to spend time with their grandchildren....

The Sky’s the Limit for Three Pillars Resident Chuck Hocking

Constantly smiling, known for helping a friend, and most often seen flying a radio controlled plane; that’s Chuck Hocking. With...

28 Wow-Worthy Must-Do’s for Lake Country Area Boomers: Summer Edition

If you know the Lake Country area, you know it’s one of the best places to live, work, relax, and...

Commitment to Wellness Through Physical Fitness

“Engage at Every Age" Our mission at Three Pillars is to meet the social, physical, and spiritual needs of older...

Healthy Aging Tips for Older Adults

This guest post was contributed by Julie Morris*, life and career coach. Staying active is a great way to improve...

Creativity Knows No Age

What do you get when an accomplished multi-media artist, an acclaimed National Duck Stamp painter, and an expert Ukrainian egg...

6 Travel Tips for an Easy Breezy Holiday Trip

The holidays are here, and nothing says “celebrate” quite like gathering with friends and family. If you’re like many, chances...

28 Wow-Worthy Must-Do’s for Lake Country Area Boomers – Autumn Edition

You heard it here first: the Lake Country area is one of the best places to live, work, relax, and...

7 Things You Never Knew About Your Cup of Joe

With International Coffee Day fast approaching on October 1st, we’ve got that magical caffeinated bean on our mind. Perhaps it’s...

5 Hidden Perks You Never Knew About Senior Living Communities

Senior living communities are everywhere and, when evaluating whether to make a move or not, today’s generation of older adults...

4 Ways Cold Weather Can Affect Our Bodies

And 35 winter activity ideas. We Wisconsinites are no strangers to cold weather, and we know it’s more than just...