Connie Michaelis, Marketing Consultant for The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Support
I recently attended my 50th class reunion from high school. What a homecoming! Everyone else seemed to get old, but the more time spent, it all began to feel very familiar. The hair color had changed, but the personalities came right back to the present. Don’t you love to see a military homecoming when soldiers return to their families? Never fails to choke me up. There is something about the return to what’s familiar and safe that appeals to us. David Ginola, a French athlete, says, “The prospect of going home is very appealing.” For a person, like David, that travels the world for long periods of time, home is most precious. We cannot overestimate the power of home. It is a feeling more than a physical location, a mixture of nostalgia, safety, and warmth.
Homecoming is precisely what The Piper has worked so diligently to create. There may come a time when staying in your physical home is no longer possible, but feeling at home can happen. The space, the fellow household members, and the philosophy are all a part of our effort to make our Elders feel safety and warmth. We’ve moved away from the medical model of care with long hallways, medicine carts and cafeterias. The Piper is a beautiful home that you would find in any neighborhood. Give us a call at 913.400.7006. Come and experience the difference because the prospect of being at home is very appealing!