Choices & Adventures Go Hand-in-Hand!

Many retirement communities offer a continuum of care services to meet the varying needs of their residents. From maintenance, medications, meals, and more, there are many ways that communities serve their populations. But although services and amenities help us quantify the value of a retirement community – residents most often choose a community based on the way they feel about it. This is often how we imagine that we will fit in with, and relate

Capturing the Beauty of Wrinkles & Imperfections

IStock photos are amazing!  We have been using them for flyers, brochures, and advertising.  We found over the years however, we could not find photos of seniors who were old enough to represent our population. It seemed as if the oldest person in the photo was 15-20 years too young -more representative of the children.  My goodness – we call ourselves advocates for the elderly and then our pictorial representations were inaccurate. We hired our

The Value of Life Stories

Have you ever heard a family member or friend say they wish they would have documented important memories or stories of a loved one’s life?  Preserving Life Stories is extremely important for many reasons and if these precious memories are not preserved, they will be lost forever. Emotional Asset:  When we think of life legacies we often think of financial assets, but the preservation of a life story is an emotional asset, or a Legacy

The Granny Starr Foundation

The Granny Starr Foundation (non-profit) was created to honor photographer, Rachael Collins’ grandmother, Evelyn Starr Cutler (Granny Starr).  Evelyn was born in 1923, spoke seven languages and was ahead of her time.  She lived in Indiana for many years and then finally moved to Utah.  In 2007, she resided at the Sarah Daft Assisted Living in Salt Lake City.  Rachael thought it would be fun to do a free photo shoot for the residents there. 

Preserving Your Memories

One day Dillon decided to explore the dusty attic in his Grandma’s house. He found a large dusty trunk in a dim corner. Dillon was just sure that it contained a treasure. Once it was brought to the kitchen he grandly opened it while Grandma watched with a smile. He was disappointed at once, “It’s just trash!” he exclaimed.  Then Grandma explained.  “Dillon, this is our family treasure. They are the old films, videos, a

The Value of Life Stories

Have you ever heard a family member or friend say they wish they would have documented important memories or stories of a loved one’s life?  Preserving Life Stories is extremely important for many reasons and if these precious memories are not preserved, they will be lost forever.   Emotional Asset:  When we think of life legacies we often think of financial assets, but the preservation of a life story is an emotional asset, or a