Snow falls on a statue of former University of Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant in front of Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Sunday, March 1, 2009. A rare March snow has blanketed much of Alabama and winter storm warnings are in effect along the U.S. East Coast. (AP Photo/Tuscaloosa News, Dan Lopez)

The holidays are a festive time when we enjoy cooler temperatures and spending time with loved ones. It is also a great occasion, while family is together, to make arrangements for the mental and physical wellbeing of aging Tuscaloosa seniors. This means either checking into a moving to an Assisted Living community or taking steps to winterize their dwelling and make sure they’ll be safe through the upcoming winter months.

Assisted Living can offer a viable option that allows seniors to get help with daily tasks they would otherwise rely on a family caregiver to assist with.

One key advantage to moving to a community like Regency Retirement Village of Tuscaloosa is the peace of mind that comes from knowing that an aging parent will have access to great care in a safe environment, whatever the weather might be. Even under extreme circumstances, we’ve risen to the challenge.

“Just a few years ago, our communities in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville were hit with major tornadoes, and our teams worked for many days serving our residents until power and services could be restored,” said Jeff Clay, Vice President of Business Development for Regency Senior Living. “Our residents did not miss one of their three meals each day, and the bond and community that was created then can still be felt today!”

Regency protects our residents by storing emergency supplies of food, water and medicines (just as any caregiver should in case of inclement weather that prevents getting out to the grocery store or pharmacy for several days). It falls on family to fix a leaky roof or shovel snow at a senior’s private home, but Regency employs a maintenance crew for such tasks. Regular trips to the doctor and having nurses on hand means we prepare for medical emergencies as well.

It’s important, while assessing the physical condition of a house and the senior’s health, to think about their mental wellbeing as well. An Assisted Living community enriches lives and stimulates minds with regular planned activities and daily opportunities to enjoy companionship with both fellow residents and Regency staff who take care of them.

To speak with one of our community consultants about moving to Regency Retirement Village of Tuscaloosa, call (205) 752-5500 or fill out the form on the right side of this web page. Mention coupon code (1000-OFF) before Dec. 31, 2015. Learn more about us at https://regencytuscaloosa.com/