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When is the right time to move to senior living?

When you speak with people considering when to move to an independent living community, you’ll often hear the phrase, “I’m just not ready.” Speak to that same person a year or so after they’ve chosen to move to a senior living community, and you’re likely to hear, “I wish I’d done this sooner.” Understanding the …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | MAY 14, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As the saying goes, “little news is good news.” Once again, we are pleased to report this week that all results of our recent COVID-19 testing were negative. It has been a long 13 months, but it has been amazing to witness the camaraderie and spirit of our residents …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | APRIL 16, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, The following is another brief update on our precautionary efforts to keep our community healthy and safe during the pandemic. We are pleased to report this past week’s testing results were all negative. We have no active cases at Santa Marta. And beginning next week, listed below are the …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | APRIL 9, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, With today’s COVID-19 update, we feel blessed to report little news is great news. The results of our testing efforts this week were all negative. In addition to testing for COVID-19, we continue to closely monitor all residents and team members for coronavirus symptoms. We still have one team …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | APRIL 2, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As we look forward to Easter Weekend celebrations at Santa Marta, we feel very blessed to report encouraging news from our COVID-19 precautions to protect our community. We recently conducted another round of testing of residents and team members and all results were negative. As reported last week, we …

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Is Assisted Living an Option for Individuals with Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s Disease and Senior Assisted Living  Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive disorder that causes cell loss in the brain. It’s complex, and the symptoms and disease progression can vary from person to person. But because Parkinson’s affects muscle control and movement, it’s likely that, at some point, those with the disease will need help …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | MARCH 26, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, Today, we want to take a moment to provide an update on maintaining the safety and health of our residents and team members. Earlier this week, we learned that a staff member (who is not resident-facing) tested positive for COVID-19. This individual is doing fine and recovering at home …

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Residents see light at the end of the tunnel – The Leaven, March 19, 2021

OLATHE — A long-awaited milestone for Santa Marta residents was reached March 1, when after a year of pandemic-induced uncertainty, the Catholic-sponsored senior living community here hosted its final on-site COVID-19 immunization clinic that day. The event capped off vaccinations for the community after several weeks of visits from CVS and AuBurn Pharmacy representatives. Both …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | March 19, 2021

  Friends and Family of Santa Marta, We want to take a moment to provide a brief report on the progress we are making to keep our community healthy and safe. After another round of testing this week, we have more good news to share as all results were negative and we have no positive …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | MARCH 12, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As we anxiously await the blossoms of springtime, hope springs eternal at Santa Marta as we continue to experience progress in our dedicated efforts to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and team members. We are pleased to announce that from our COVID-19 testing efforts this week, …

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