The Advantages of Belonging to a Likeminded Community


Spectators In Team Colors Watching Sports Event

After a July injury, all eyes are on the future of Royals left fielder Alex Gordon. Many speculate the 31-year-old University of Nebraska alumni could soon take the free agency route, leaving him eligible to sign up with any club or franchise. Considering the popularity of baseball in Kansas City, there are more than a few sports outlets and blogs speculating on what it would take to get Gordon to remain in Kansas City. CBS Sports even went so far as to say the Royals are working to retain him on a long-term contract, potentially making Alex Gordon the modern-day version of George Brett in the KC baseball community. Considering the popularity of the Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon, many people will be likely be working hard to make a long-term contract a reality.

What Makes a Community?

For baseball fans young and old there is an element of community building that occurs when keeping up with the players and celebrating each good play and win. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking in the game from the comfort of your home or out at Kauffman Stadium, everyone watching has a stake in seeing a positive outcome. A side benefit of the excitement surrounding the KC Royals and their players is the creation of unique communities, brought together from different lives and cultures intent on cheering on the hometown team.

The Unlikely Members of a Family

The joining of different individuals under a common cause happens in many areas of life. This could be people gathered to cheer on the KC Royals, Chiefs or Sporting KC, likeminded folks joining together in a place for worship, or families drawn together to face a challenge. In each of these examples, there’s an opportunity to celebrate the good times and also a level of comfort and support when it comes to working through a difficult situation.

Benefits of a Community

One of the biggest benefits of these spontaneous communities is the ability to intuitively understand what’s needed at a particular time and place. The concept for family-owned SeniorCare Homes draws on the similar idea of community. Owner/manager Jerry Pullins recognized the importance of an innovative and personal approach to memory care assisted living after exploring options for his grandmother. After seeing the anguish created by moving her from a home of 50 years to a number of hospitals, nursing homes and skilled care facilities, Jerry and his family knew there had to be a better approach.

Why we Created SeniorCare Homes

The result is SeniorCare Homes an assisted living facility for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and dementia. In order to create an intimate and small-scale approach, all of the five Memory Homes reside in neighborhood residential communities and feature the elements of a warm and caring home with the safety precautions of one-on-one nursing and specialist care and necessary safety elements. These touches reduce the fear and confusion that arise when an individual needs to transition to full-time assistance. To learn more about the SeniorCare Homes mission and amenities, please contact us.

SeniorCare Homes in Overland Park and Leawood, Kansas, offer the most comfortable and stable assisted living environment to seniors with dementia, memory loss, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Phone (913) 236-0036 to learn more about neighborhood living for the memory impaired.