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Nervous you wonโ€™t make friends? Unlikely! Afraid youโ€™ll have to give up your hobbies? Not a chance. Get a glimpse into our community programming and what life is like living here by checking out our Facebook page. We frequently share what residents have been doing to stay active, involved, and living life to the fullest.

Our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents are over the moon ๐ŸŒ™ excited to show you their most recent experience in lending a helping hand in on our community ๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ Members of our #FriendsoftheCommunity group took a long-awaited trip to our local Humane Society of Missouri ๐Ÿพ for a day of... volunteering and donatinโ€™ ๐Ÿฅฐ We were pleased to be able to give several of our no-sew pet beds and a snuffle mat for the betterment of the 500 dogs and cats in need of adoption at the organization ๐Ÿ’

Along with our donations, we have pledged our time to assist the rescue shelter with our volunteer duties twice a month for the day in the year of 2024 โœจ We had the best time assisting in sorting, folding, and organizing the industrial laundry room๐Ÿงบ, making kitty โ€œhide-a-wayโ€ playhouses ๐Ÿฑ, & crafting litter boxes for the pets in need ๐Ÿ’’ We even got to meet a new sweet friend along the way ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ™‚!

๐Ÿง๐ŸŒŸ The infamous Cupcake Wars at Jacobs High School was a delicious success! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿง Our amazing seniors at the Oaks at Algonquin brought their A-game as judges, offering tough but fair feedback that the students truly appreciated. The highlight? Resident veteran Woody shared his heartfelt ...story, inspiring these young bakers not to miss their chance to pursue their passions. ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’ซ #SweetSuccess #InspiringGenerations #BakingMemories #TheOaksAtAlgonquin #ActYourAge

Reusing & repurposing is now on Dougherty Ferry's radar ๐Ÿ—ฏ๏ธ! Recently, a group of our Assisted Living & Memory Care residents took a trip to our local Goodwill ๐Ÿฌto drop off some donations & hunt for some new craft ideas ๐Ÿ‘€! Inspiration struck between the linen & isles with some AWESOME finds ๐Ÿคฉ! A gently used quilted drape was PERFECT for our upcoming "Do It Your Selfers Club" handmade stocking craft ๐Ÿงฆ Holiday colors tooโค๏ธ! When we returned to the community we got to work with our printed patterns ๐Ÿ—’๏ธ, pins ๐Ÿ“, a fabric cutter โœ‚๏ธ, & sewing machine ๐Ÿชก. Out with the old & in with the new! We were so happy to give this fabric a new use & try out our first "thrift flip" โ™ป๏ธ! In 2024, we are determined to extend of crafting into furniture & fashion flips & can't wait to show you what we've got in store ๐Ÿค—

๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ†โœจ Our #GoldenBachelorFinale watch party was a rollercoaster of emotions, and guess what? Theresa captured Gerryโ€™s heart! โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ’ Ronโ€™s unwavering belief in her paid off big timeโ€”his prediction was GOLDEN! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ‰ Cheers to love, friendship, and the joy of a perfect ...prediction! ๐Ÿฅ‚๐ŸŒน #GoldenTea #FinaleNightSuccess ๐ŸŒŸโœจ

O., O., O-hi-o. O-hi-o Rah, O-hi-o Rah Rah, Rah, O-hi-o. Rah, Rah, Rah, Rah Ohio State, Ohio State ๐Ÿˆโค๏ธ #gobuckeyes #ohiostatevsmichigan

Remember a few weeks ago when our Dougherty Ferry residents discovered the thrill of unraveling an unsolved case file ๐Ÿ—‚๏ธ ๐Ÿง?! WELL, our โ€œSuper Sleuthsโ€ ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ are back to investigate with a new & exciting game, Micro Macro Crime City ๐Ÿ”Ž

Poisoned soulmates ...โ˜ ๏ธ, stolen top hats ๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŽฃ, & missing kitties ๐Ÿฑ were just some of the mysterious crimes our Assisted Living and Memory Care residents had to solve by following the clues ๐Ÿ“Œ around the city map ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

We had so much fun following the twists & turns of almost 100 characters, discovering different details within the map, and solving 16 various crimes ๐Ÿ‘€ ๐Ÿ—ก๏ธ! Our residents are excited to introduce this family-style mystery to you at a future family night ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

Excitement is blooming at Rigden Farm as our seniors embark on a new adventure โ€“ crafting Rose Petal Lotion Bars in our very own apothecary! ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ซ The fragrance of roses fills the air as our creative seniors combine natureโ€™s beauty with their skilled hands to make these delightful bars. Stay... tuned for the blossoming results of our first batch! ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒŸ #SeniorsCrafting #ApothecaryMagic #RosePetalLotionBars

A MONUMENTAL moment for our Friends of the Community group ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿคโ€๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿฝ! After an almost year-long project of crafting our no-sew fleece blankets with love and hope for donation, we found the perfect place! Missouri Baptist Children's Home of St. Louis ๐Ÿค๐Ÿผ. One of the ...leaders of our #FriendsoftheCommunity group, Joyce, was so proud to be able to go along for the ride for the drop-off of our 20+ queen-size, full-size, & bassinet-sized tie blankets to keep those children & families in need warm over the winter months ahead.

Von, their Director of Donations at the children's home, was so pleased with the donation and offered her gratitude to Joyce and the other members of our Friends of the Community group for taking the time to make such thoughtful gifts๐Ÿ’œ. The children's home will include these blankets in their holiday gift bags for all the families they assist throughout the year & for those in need over the winter/holiday season. We will continue to carry on our tradition of 2 blankets a month in the upcoming year as our residents are set on finding others in need of their creations ๐Ÿฅฐ

Watch until the end ๐Ÿ˜‚โœจ #GoldenTea

#goldenbachelor #fantasysuite #seniorlivingcommunity

Hear From Residents and Family of Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory Care!

My mom has been at Dougherty Ferry for almost three years and we have had a very positive experience. As my mother's Alzheimers progressed she was moved into Memory Care Unit. During the first few months, there was turn over in the staff which presented some challenges. It has now been almost a year that the head of Memory Care Unit , Giselle , has been in charge and she is truly remarkable. Through her actions, it is obvious that she not only cares for all the residents but also for her staff. She works with her staff to teach them how to individualize the care for each resident. On a Saturday evening, my Mom's two caregivers called to express some concerns about changes in my mom's behavior. They explained how they had spent time with her throughout the day comforting her when she was scared and making sure she felt safe. We talked about her progression in Alzheimers and what the next phase might look like. Recently, they hired an activity director who focuses on Alzheimer patients..... while she is new at the facility her enthusiasm and communication is already present. Since the onset of COVID, I see my Mom through window visits, the entire staff work hard to keep the COVID cases to a true minimum. Having a loved one in a facility during a pandemic can be very stressful, but I truly feel my Mom is in the best place for her. She is always clean, washed, and most importantly happy. The staff of memory care at DF are true frontline heroes!
Kathy Danzo
Kathy Danzo
03:35 20 Dec 20
Earlier this year my mom was hospitalized and had a short stay at a skilled rehab facility. It was there that they told us that my mom would no longer be able to live independently. I called Dougherty Ferry assisted living and scheduled a tour that next week. I immediately knew that this was going to be the best fit for her. The staff new each resident by name and it just felt very warm and welcoming. My mom has now been living there for a few months and has never been happier. She tells us all the time that there is not one thing that she does not like there. She loves the staff, she loves the food, she loves her room. She is very involved in the activities and looks forward to them every day. It has given us peace of mind knowing that she is living somewhere where she is safe, loved, and very well cared for. I will always say that Dougherty Ferry assisted-living was a Godsend!!!
Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith
21:35 06 Nov 19
We have been very happy with the loving care my mother is receiving at the Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living and Memory Care facility. She suffers from dementia and is in the Memory Center here. The administrative staff is very pleasant to work with, they listen to our feedback with kindness, they are accommodating with requests made for our loved one in their care, and they are always open to suggestions we might have to better serve their residents. The care giving staff is equally as pleasant to work with. They are always happy and smiling while they work. They are quick to learn the habits of each of their residents and understanding how best to care for each individual. They are loving and patient with my mother, no matter what kind of mood she is in. The staff keeps the facility clean and looking nice and welcoming to everyone. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone!
Debbie Costrino
Debbie Costrino
13:24 30 Aug 17
After a thorough search I selected Dougherty Ferry Assisted Living & Memory care for my mom. One year later I am very happy with the choice. My mom is getting great care and fits in very well socially. The facility is immaculate and the staff are pleasant and very supportive.
Les Silies
Les Silies
21:38 29 Aug 17