Cedarhurst of Shiloh is proud to be part of the US Marine Corp Toys for Tots Toy Drive. Together with our Residents, Families, and friends, we collected over 100 toys to be distributed to local children in need. It’s a wonderful feeling, making Christmas memories for a child!
Cedarhurst of Shiloh kicked off the Holiday Season with students from Shiloh Elementary School singing Christmas carols to Residents in our Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. The Residents sang along to old favorites such as “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and “Frosty the Snowman.”
There is nothing better than being home for the holidays and our Residents recently invited students from Shiloh Elementary School to share in holiday treats and Story Time. The kids brought their favorite books to read to our Residents. Some chose traditional holiday stories like Polar Express and others chose titles like the ever popular Cat in the Hat. It’s always fun to read a new (or old!) book!
We celebrated Thanksgiving with over 300 of our Residents’ family and friends. Our residents enjoyed a full, traditional Thanksgiving Feast that included a variety of wines and we couldn’t forget the pumpkin pie!
We also had a live saxophonist to usher in the day. We are thankful for each and every one of our Residents and feel privileged to assist and care for them while they enrich our lives on a daily basis. It was a day of many blessings, thanks to all who allowed us to be part of this special day.
Cedarhurst Assisted Living and Memory Care hosted the local Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America to a “Halloween BOO! Bash” on Friday, October 28th. More than fifty children were trick or treating, singing Halloween songs and enjoying homemade Kettle Corn and Apple Cider Punch. The Residents enjoyed interacting with the children and sharing stories of Halloween’s past – a great time was had by all!
On Saturday, September 24, 2011, Cedarhurst of Shiloh Assisted Living & Memory Care participated in The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Staff, Residents and Family members of Cedarhurst of Shiloh walked as “Team Phil” in honor of their first Resident who lost the battle. The team raised over $1,000 to benefit Alzheimer’s Research. There were more than 500 participants at the Edwardsville Walk and the Alzheimer’s Association is still totaling proceeds collected.
Our Country Western Jamboree was held on September 22nd. Our residents are still talking about how much fun we had at this one! There were roughly 60 people in attendance. A local country western band performed many "old favorites" from Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline to name a few. Our residents and staff pitched in and baked close to twenty goodies to donate to the cake walk. Just about everyone volunteered to take a chance at winning a baked good! We also put together a very nice "Fall" themed basket filled with goodies like apple butter, peach cobbler mix, spiced teas and specialty coffees from Eckert’s to be raffled off and benefit the Alzheimer's Association. The raffle raised over $275 which we donated at the walk held on the SIUE campus.
Cedarhurst of Shiloh, an assisted living and memory care community, lead by Executive Director, Anne Larson, is pleased to announce that it has received, through its diligent efforts by the entire team, a State of Illinois Deficiency Free Survey.
"Achieving this level of result and status is something that we strive for on a daily basis," stated Larson. Licensing surveys are conducted annually and licensed communities providing care are required to follow stated rules and regulations and those are surveyed for compliance.
"My team and I take compliance and caregiving very seriously. Cedarhurst is a very special and beautiful community and we are proud to be a part of the lives of our residents," concluded Larson.
The Luau was held on August 18th. We had over 75 people in attendance. The kids who attended had a great time hula hooping and doing the limbo. Our luau dancer was the main attraction of our event. She performed various Polynesian dances and even got the a few of the residents and staff out on the dance floor.
The lobby was transformed for the night into a beautiful Hawaiian paradise with tiki torches out front and colorful flower decor throughout the entire place. The residents especially enjoyed the Hawaiian punch with mini umbrellas and fruit kabobs on a stick!
By Chris Orlet - O'Fallon Progress Staff Writer
While their younger counterparts are moving farther out into the suburbs, retirees at Cedarhurst in Shiloh remain right in the heart of town.
It’s part of a national trend to keep retirees feeling connected to their community.
Cedarhurst, located at 112 West Julie St., is situated in the heart of old town Shiloh, within strolling distance of the city park and churches.
“Our residents can walk to Corpus Christi for church and to the Shiloh Senior Center for bingo,” said Cedarhurst of Shiloh’s Executive Director Anne Larson. Or village hall if residents want to have a chat with Mayor Jim Vernier about their taxes.
Since most of Cedarhurst’s residents are local, it is not surprising that some have rekindled old friendships. “We have two residents who were lifelong friends now living across the hall from each other,” said Larson.
Cedarhurst will hold its grand opening today (April 28). Since it opened its doors earlier this month the $12 million upscale assisted living facility has welcomed 20 residents.
The assisted-living portion of the facility houses 56 assisted-living apartments on three levels with an array of amenities including gathering places, hair salon, spa, library, community kitchen, large patio spaces, laundry facilities and a wellness center for regular doctor checkups. The facility is also pet-friendly.
Cedarhurst of Shiloh is open to anyone 55 years of age or older. Units are available starting at $1,900 a month for studios and $2,500 for one-bedroom.
“It’s being built to enhance people’s lifestyles,” Larson said, not just to provide care. “We feel the living environment is just as important as treatment.” Medical staff will constantly be available to residents in this portion of Cedarhurst.
Another way Cedarhurst is on the cutting edge of the assisted living industry is in its special memory care unit, designed using state-of-the-art research.
“This really sets us apart,” said Larson. The memory care portion is designed specifically for patients with Alzheimer’s Disease or other related forms of dementia. In the past Alzheimer’s patients often had only a wing to themselves, rather than a whole unit. But here the unit is circular in design so there are no dead-ends. “It used to be everyone would end up at the end of a hall,” said Larson. “This design allows staff to visualize everyone at all times.”
Everything is designed to decrease anxiety among the residents and their loved ones. Larson pointed out the lockers at the entrance. She said patients would get anxious when their guests would pick up their purses and bags to leave, thinking it was time for them to go home too. “This really reduces that anxiety,” she said. The memory care unit features gardens, natural lighting, high ceilings and living areas with “homey” touches like fireplaces, couches, bookshelves, and big screen television sets.
Each private apartment has a memory box outside the door that contains old photographs to help residents find their rooms. “It’s also a good restart button for them,” said Larson. “And it let’s everyone else know that Mr. Smith was a tile setter with a wife and four kids. It’s a chance to respect their history.” There are currently six residents, with space for 31.
The new community joins Cedarhurst of Collinsville, which opened in 2009, and Cedarhurst of Edwardsville slated to open in 2012.
Memorial Hospital-East to be located close to Cedarhurst Assisted Living & Memory Care
Memorial Hospital in Belleville announced plans Friday to build a $118 million new hospital in Shiloh. The new facility will be located less than a mile from Cedarhurst at Shiloh.
Plans for Memorial Hospital-East include 94 beds, private patient rooms, surgical suites, cardiac catheterization lab, an intensive care unit and an obstetrics unit. The hospital is expected to open in 2016 on 94 acres at Frank Scott Parkway East and Cross Street.
The hospital's owner, Memorial Group, filed its intent to build the new hospital with the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. The board is expected to hear the proposal at its meeting in June.
When the new hospital opens, hospital officials expect the main campus in Belleville to reduce its capacity and convert all patient rooms to single occupancy.
Frontier Management is pleased to announce that Cedarhurst of Shiloh, an 87 unit (56 apartments assisted living and 31 apartments of memory care) community, has officially opened. The Grand Opening Celebration has been scheduled for April 28, 2011 from 4 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public.
"What a wonderful, beautiful and needed community Cedarhurst is and the reception by the neighborhood and city have been outstanding," stated Matthew Dunham, Frontier's Chief Operating Officer.
"Cedarhurst of Shiloh is a beautiful, inviting and caring community and we are so happy to be involved in its success and on-going operation," stated Greg Roderick, Frontier's CEO. "Our relationship with Joshua Jennings and his Metro Asset Group has proven positive. Cedarhurst of Shiloh is sure to be one of the best communities for those seeking high quality assisted living services and/or compassionate and outstanding memory care for themselves or a loved one."
Cedarhurst is owned by a local investment company, Metro Asset Group, headed by Joshua Jennings of St. Louis. The property is managed by Frontier Management of Oregon. "It has been very exciting to be involved in the start up of this great community" said Anne Larsen, Executive Director at Cedarhurst.