Santa Marta in the News.

Technology Is For The Young At Heart

Posted March 27, 2017

Santa Marta offers classes on how to get the most out of computers and smart devices, taught by a Microsoft employee. Up to 30 residents have been known to attend the sessions, on the second Tuesday of each month, brushing up on everything from email basics to using FaceTime to connect with family and friends. The classmates […]

Area Youth Who Are Homeless for the Holidays Receive Warmth from Santa Marta Residents

Posted November 30, 2016

Residents at The Plaza at Santa Marta take part in a program known as Fleece 4 Friends. They create fleece blankets, which they then share with Olathe Outreach. Many of the blankets end up with homeless youth or at area hospitals. The community has been involved for the past few years. Program participants say this […]

Once Shot by Sniper During WWII, Local Hero Still Going Strong at Santa Marta

Posted November 15, 2016

Like so many from his generation, Don Dors signed up to fight in World War II as soon as he graduated from high school. Now a resident of Santa Marta, an Olathe retirement community, Dors counts himself among the fortunate ones who returned home. As part of the Army’s “Big Red One,” the First Infantry […]

3 Reasons Why Aging in Place May Not Be Cheaper By Brad Breeding

Posted September 1, 2016

3 Reasons Why Aging in Place May Not Be Cheaper by Brad Breeding It is commonly thought that it is cheaper for seniors to stay in their home as long as possible versus moving to a community-based setting. But this may not always be the case. Here are three reasons why: 1. Home modifications and […]

A Smile with Every Mile

Posted July 7, 2016

One of the most popular features of Santa Marta living is our transportation service. Our team of drivers Kevin Swartz, Jeff Hohman, Rich Milford and Bob Fowler provide exceptional service and care to all of our residents. They make trips to area shopping centers, grocery stores, social and cultural events and local restaurants, which are […]

What are the Odds of Needing Assisted Living? By Brad Breeding

Posted June 21, 2016

What are the Odds of Needing Assisted Living? by Brad Breeding As described on the website of the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI), your risk of needing long-term care is either 0 percent (you will never need it) or 100 percent (you will need it). This is an oversimplification, but the point is […]

3 Must Ask Questions When Considering a Life Plan Community by Brad Breeding

Posted May 10, 2016

Santa Marta recently hosted guest speaker, financial adviser Brad Breeding. In preparation for his visit, our research discovered his blog and found it very informative. So informative in fact that we thought we would share it with all of you (with Brad’s permission)! “Life plan communities, sometimes still referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement […]

Santa Marta Featured in the Kansas City Star

Posted April 22, 2016

Santa Marta was recently featured in the Kansas City Star article titled, “Seniors graduate…to new places to live”, written by Jill Sederstrom: “Walk into Santa Marta in Olathe and you’ll find the amenities expected at any luxury hotel: a large salt-water indoor pool, grand dining room, sprawling outdoor patio, wood-paneled pub and exercise center. Only […]

Welcome to Springtime at Santa Marta

Posted March 1, 2016

  On February 2, 2016 Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow and predicted an early Spring.  Even with Phil’s accuracy rate of about 45%, according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration*, preparations for this beautiful season at Santa Marta have already begun. The window washers have already paid their visit to clean the […]

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