Seniors find new beginning at Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso

By: Beth Ireland Last Updated: December 11, 2019

“Living at Rittenhouse is freeing.”

When a family is deciding to move their loved one into an assisted living facility, it is important to find one that values this person and keeps their life full and active. Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso does just that. With their excellent services, friendly staff, and activity-rich living, any senior who chooses to live there is certain to find a new beginning.

“We’re always thinking of the whole person --spiritually, mentally, physically --it is so important,” said Karen Anderson, Director of Recreation and Events at Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso.

Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso is the type of residence that feels like home both physically and emotionally. Residents can rent an individual apartment-like room, providing a safe, secure, and private space. In addition to apartment-style rooms, Rittenhouse has plenty of open communal areas where residents can gather to socialize or relax. 

“I love to see residents sitting and chatting, just enjoying each other. This is a place where they can develop those rich friendships with each other and even the staff,” said Anderson.

It’s the warmth of the staff, however, that truly makes Rittenhouse Village a home. 

“The staff has such a love for the residents. They become friends with them and it creates a warm feeling of home,” said Anderson. “We look at our jobs as we’re coming into their home; We’re a bit like a family.”

Living at Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso is a way to remove stress and enjoy life to the fullest. Worries of the past, such as cooking, keeping up with the house, etc, are no longer concerns thanks to Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso’s high-quality staff. From housekeeping to personal grooming, the list of services offered frees residents to just have fun.

“We take the worry off of them,” said Anderson. “They’re now able to participate in games, social events, and outings.”

The social aspect that Rittenhouse Village can offer is perhaps one of the most important aspects of the care provided. The staff works hard to ensure that there are plenty of engaging social events. Whether it is a daily event like playing boggle, gathering at the weekly happy hour and music social, or the monthly planned activities where residents can invite friends and family to join, the residents at Rittenhouse Village are engaged mentally and physically.

“People thrive here. There’s plenty going on,” said Anderson. “We keep the day full so they can be as busy as they want to be.”

And while the staff does their best to encourage residents to be social and active, it is often the residents themselves who, through the friendships forged, are the social drivers. 

“The residents themselves will visit and encourage each other to join in social events,” said Anderson. 

Rittenhouse also focuses on the spiritual life for residents with Bible studies, hymn sings, and allowing churches to come in and hold services for those who wish to attend. 

The freedom that comes from living at Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso extends to both the residents and their families. Knowing your loved one is well cared for frees the family from worry. And at Rittenhouse, family involvement is encouraged.

“We’re always open for family to come to any of the activities,” said Anderson. “We embrace families. It’s important to the residents and for us to get to know the families. They’re free to come in whenever, even to stay the night with their loved one.”

When it’s time to think about the next step in caring for an aging loved one, Rittenhouse Village at Valparaiso provides an excellent new beginning for seniors. 

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