Resident stories

A DAY IN THE LIFE:

Learn more about Cedarhurst by learning more about the
heart of our communities—our residents and their
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Shirley - Assisted Living

Learn how a resident seamlessly transitioned into Assisted Living at Cedarhurst of Godfrey.

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Dr. Hart - Assisted Living

Learn how a resident and his wife made a new home at Cedarhurst of Columbia.

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Cedarhurst Memory Care Resident Story Shelby Jean

Shelby Jean - Memory Care

Hear how a daughter found a new home for her mother at Cedarhurst.

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Bob H Sedalia Independent Living resident

Bob H - Independent Living

Learn how a widower is living his best life at Cedarhurst of Sedalia.

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  • Dr. Hart and his wife Margaret with a birthday cake

    Doctor Richard Hart is devoted to his lovely wife Margaret, who has dementia. While still living at home, an unexpected leg injury suddenly prevented Dr. Hart from being his beloved wife’s caregiver. The couple decided to “try” Cedarhurst for three months. Years later, they’re still enjoying their apartments, each other’s company, new friends, and a unique butterfly garden. Butterflies? You read that right. Don’t miss this inspiring love story.

    Dr. Hart

    Assisted living at Cedarhurst of Columbia

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  • Shelby Jean enjoying and celebrating at a table

    Shelby Jean’s memory issues were preventing her from enjoying all of the things that previously brought her joy. She even stopped communicating altogether. Worried about her mother’s isolation, Shelby Jean’s daughter Shelly took her for a visit to Cedarhurst. Shelby Jean was reluctant and nervous, so it was a shock to Shelly when she realized her mother was engaging with others and didn’t want to leave. That was just the start of Shelby Jean’s Cedarhurst memory care journey. Get the rest of the story. (Spoiler: She’s thriving!)

    Shelby Jean

    Memory care at Cedarhurst

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  • Shirley in her room holding a picture of her beloved husband Joe

    Cedarhurst Assisted Living resident Shirley met Joe, the love of her life, in 1948. After a nearly 60-year love story, almost 10 years ago, Shirley lost her beloved Joe. Still very active and into gardening and social activities, Shirley continued living in the house she loved, doing the things she loved, and spending time with the people she loves. But then, a near tragedy struck. While home alone, Shirley had a fall that required hospitalization. “I knew it was time to look at Cedarhurst,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave Godfrey, so thank goodness they have a community here.”

    Shirley

    Assisted living at Cedarhurst of Godfrey

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  • Bob eating dinner with his friends

    Everything in Bob’s world changed when he lost his beloved wife. After so many years together building an enviable life, the loss hit Bob and his entire family hard. Not long after his wife passed, Bob started having health issues and wasn’t confident about living on his own anymore. Bob could still maintain his independence, but he was ready to get rid of the stress of home maintenance, and he wanted to make sure that if he fell or had an accident, he’d be in a place where he could get immediate help. Plus, Bob wanted more time to just plain enjoy himself, so he contacted Cedarhurst of Sedalia.

    Bob H

    Independent living at Cedarhurst of Sedalia

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