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

Why Don’t My Adult Children Listen To Me?

“I’m not used to fancy.  My husband and I were used to a very simple, good life.  I’ve never felt quite comfortable in something that is too big, too nice and too pretty.  I’m just a plain everyday person that loves life. When it came time for me to move to a senior living community, I found that my children wanted more for me than what I wanted. I understood. What child wouldn’t want their parent to have the very best, but sometimes the very best is not comfortable for all people.  So I stood my ground and as disappointed as my kids were that I chose a smaller apartment, they see how happy I am and they are now happy.

The view is the BEST, I love my view, my ducks, my sunset, lightening strikes out the window, and the most basic things. I feel God put me here to make people smile.   I might like to have more room but what would I do with it?  I’m at the time in my life where I want to get rid of things.  I want a simple life where having a kitchen for my baking and bringing a smile to others fills me up.  I’ve become known as the woman with the big red glasses. I love it here, this is my family now.”    

The above story is from our new resident Jeannine. I toured Jeannine and her 2 daughters.  THEY found the ‘perfect’ apartment. It was beautiful, facing the lake, a large open kitchen, fireplace, side-by-side washer/dryer and a huge bedroom with 2 closets.  After seeing several apartments, the choice was made. How exciting it was for the daughters to have found such a nice apartment for their mom.

The next day there was a call, a visit and a stand was taken.  Mom and daughters looked at 2 apartments again.   Mom was not comfortable with the chosen apartment that her daughters wanted for her. It was too large and too nice.  She wanted to live in a simpler, smaller space that she felt she could maintain.  You see, even though housekeeping is provided, there is a perception from a person who doesn’t get around like they used to.  The perception is ‘it’s too much to keep up.’ This perception brings discomfort and anxiety.  The smaller space provides a HUG and the feeling of achievement to keep up their new living area.  It also aligns with their values of how THEY were brought up in a simpler time.  

Our parents don’t always want what we, the adult children, want for them.  It comes down to one small, but not always, simple thing – Listening!  We think that mom or dad deserves more, deserves the bigger and the best because they’ve earned it.  To all of us adult children, I’m including myself, let’s stop thinking and start LISTENING!  Not every parent wants the biggest and the nicest, they want what is comfortable to them.

A comment from one of the daughters of Jeannine. 

I can’t believe how happy mom is.  She loves her apartment, she loves the Regent and she loves her new friends.  That makes me happy.