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For SeniorsSenior Living that’s an Answered Prayer for an Adult ChildAlicia Stark still remembers that Sunday morning. She arrived at church expecting to see her father, but he was not in his usual pew. A quick phone call only compounded her sense of dread: no answer. Stark’s dad, Federico Eli- zondo, wasn’t at church or at home – where he lives alone.month, there’s always something for residents to do. From bridge and hap- py hour to arts and crafts and exercise classes, something’s always on the agenda to stimulate mind, body, and spirit.“My husband and I found Dad safe that day, but we realized – with his own security in mind and our own peace of mind at stake – we needed to change his living arrangements,” Stark said. “We started searching for a senior liv- ing community.”For peace of mind, additional care is also available. In fact, NorthPointe Woods is the only senior living com- munity in Calhoun County to provide access to a full continuum of care – right on the community’s campus.Following recommendations from her father’s doctor and weeks of un- successful visits to communities, Stark’s father-in-law suggested North- Pointe Woods. One phone call to the community was all it took. “I had a lovely conversation with one of the staff members at NorthPointe Woods, and it was as if God heard my prayers. She listened to my concerns and had answers. I simply knew it was where my dad needed to be.”community amenities. Residents have access to a dining room and café, pri- vate dining room, hair salon, game room, library, fitness center, social lounge, and even a guest suite for vis- iting family.The NorthPointe Woods staff admits they’ve heard it before, but they are honored each and every time a resident or family member tells them their com- munity is an answer to prayer.Stark found that social opportu- nities are a big plus at NorthPointe Woods. With a variety of stimulating educational, cultural, recreational and spiritual programs, and events eachFor more information or to sched- ule a visit like Alicia Stark did, seniors and families may call (269) 964-7625. The community is conveniently lo- cated at 700 North Avenue in Battle Creek.Over the next two weeks, the NorthPointe Woods team met with Father and Daughter. According to Stark, “They performed an assess- ment to understand Dad’s needs and to make sure the community would be a good fit for him.”Stark wasn’t sure her father would be comfortable with the thought of moving from his home, but she was pleasantly surprised, “Dad was so sweet. He simply said he’d do whatev- er I wanted him to do. It brought me to tears.”Within three weeks of the move, Stark reported that her father was well-adjusted and happy at North- Pointe Woods. “The staff is amazing, caring... and I believe it’s just where my dad needs to be. I would highly recommend it to anyone for their fam- ily member.”Situated on 50 wooded acres over- looking the city of Battle Creek, North- Pointe Woods offers well-appointed independent living and assisted liv- ing apartment homes and welcomingCELEBRATING SENIORS I SCENE 4405 17

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