14500 Regent Lane Burnsville, MN
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This is the place to be!   We have everything!  The BEST location for shopping, groceries and medical needs.  We have the BEST location, the BEST Staff,(they are so outstanding), the BEST design, the BEST food and the service is excellent!  I love the activities because there is such a variety.  I have missed my friends, but have made many new friends here.  Whatever you want, it’s here.  This is truly family-orientated. It's almost as though I am on a vacation with really no concerns. Thank you Regent for being here for me.
- Dawn – 10 year resident

I love it here.  I feel secure, I don’t have to cut grass or shovel and if a light goes out, someone helps me. If I have a plumbing problem all I do is call reception and they let the maintenance department know.  I remember being stuck in my home.  I had two days to get the snow shoveled or I was fined.  Getting someone to help was so difficult.  They’ve made my life so easy and enjoyable.  With the residents and employees here, it’s like living in a wonderful neighborhood.

I like the activities they provide and we have close access to grocery stores and shopping; whatever I need.
- Marilyn – 1.5 year resident

Give yourself some time to adjust and soon, you’ll find yourself feeling a part of this larger family with many nice people.  Just remember, to have a friend, you must be a friend.
- Sylvia, 1 year resident

Do You Feel Needed?

When kids become more independent, moms and dads are needed less & less.   When I would call my mom with a problem, at the end of the conversation she would say, “I’m so happy you called me, it makes me feel so good to help.”

Those times of mom helping daughter became less as she grew older.  She seemed to need more help herself.  At first it was just a little.  That time grew, in what felt like, lightning speed.  Our roles eventually switched with me taking charge and getting involved in her daily living challenges.

Then reality hit!  Mom was 80, but in my mind she was still 60.  Denial hits so many of us.  How can there be a 20-year difference between my mind and reality?  Has this happened to you?  There are many daughters and sons in some sort of denial of their parents’ age and health.  It is a very normal thing to happen because it’s so difficult to see our parents getting older.  

Personally, I became quite skilled at speaking with healthcare professionals, finding resources, looking for the right senior living facility and knowing what questions to ask.   The ‘doing mode’ became so natural I didn’t notice what was missing.  It was important to find a good place and location for mom to live, to find the right people to care for her and keep her safe.  I made sure her friends and relatives knew where she had moved.  I dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s, yet still, something was missing?  Feeling Needed!  Some of us forget that part of life because we are so busy doing.  I forgot.

I decided to instill this message into working with older generations and their families.   I started working at a senior living facility, which I quickly learned was not a facility at all.  It was a senior living ‘community’ where laughter, love, care and friendship were a part of each day.  What an honor and blessing it is to work with a team of people where one of our many common goals is to help your mom and dad live the life that most inspires them and where they continue to ‘Feel Needed’.  Now, when talking with adult children about the concerns of their parents I make sure to also inquire, “Do your parents still feel needed?  Will you ask them?”  

With Gratitude,
Beth Woodward, Director of Marketing
Augustana Regent at Burnsville