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The Silver Lining in Growing Older – OCL Magazine Feature Story

By Robert Waldner
Old City Life Magazine

Photos by Kate Gardiner

There are times in everyone’s life that require a little extra security. Sometimes we could use more assistance with everyday tasks. Oftentimes we simply need daily reminders and a friend to talk to. As we age, we may find that we need these compassionate simplicities more often. This is where Silver Creek Retirement steps in.

Opened in November of 2016, Silver Creek Retirement has revolutionized assisted living, memory care, and short-term respite care in Northeast Florida. While providing multiple floor plan options that promote comfort and security, Silver Creek allows residents to retain as much of their independence as possible. With onsite community amenities such as a movie theater, creative arts studio, and a beauty salon & barber shop, residents can continue to enjoy many of the same activities they always have.

“This is not your typical idea of assisted living,” says Meredith Kreis, Silver Creek’s Director of Sales. “It’s a lifestyle. We have a really vibrant community. Many of our residents are very independent, but have a little more peace of mind living here.” Those in need of a little more assistance with everyday activities such as dressing, bathing, and keeping track of medications, can be assured that Silver Creek’s twenty-four hour, specially-trained and licensed staff will give them the compassionate care they need.

One of Silver Creek’s most popular attributes is its Distinguished Dining Program. With multiple venues and all-day dining, residents can choose where and when they would like to eat, as well as the type of cuisine they are craving. “We have a heavy focus on hospitality,” says Kreis. “It extends all the way to our dining program.” The culinary team at Silver Creek believes that nutritious, mouth-watering meals go hand-in-hand with some of life’s most memorable moments, which is why they take extra special care to provide residents with meals that bring back memories of home. Employing a farm-to-table approach to mealtime, Silver Creek uses fresh, local ingredients and superior quality meats to create personalized dishes. “We have fresh seafood delivered straight from the boat five days a week,” says Kreis. Silver Creek even offers wine pairings in their fine-dining, Banyanwood restaurant. Open seating in all on-site restaurants allows residents to enjoy meals and conversation with neighbors, friends, and family. The Village Square is the perfect spot for residents to meet with friends and family for dinner and enjoy dessert and coffee after.

During its first year and a half, Silver Creek received a “Senioradvisor.com Best of 2018 award” recognizing North America’s top one percent of senior living communities and the 2018 Best of St. Augustine Assisted Living award.

For more information, and to view floor plans and amenities, visit silvercreekretirement.com, stop in at 165 Silver Lane, or call (800) 940-0988. Potential residents are also welcome to come in for a lunch visit.

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