The Only Free-Standing Adult Day Program in Morgan County!

A Senior Retreat is designed to provide care, companionship, and socialization for adults who need assistance or supervision during the day. It allows their caregiver the opportunity to pursue daytime activities and relieve them of their duties for the day.

Adult Day Services Are an Essential Source of Support for Family Caregivers. Our experienced team members are dedicated to learning their clients’ needs, likes, and habits.

 

We are proud to offer the following services:

Dementia Care

Assisted Care

Respite Care

Transportation

At A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services our team prepares home-cooked meals for lunch served every day at Noon.

Eating alone can have a negative impact on people’s health with 41% of over 70s admitting they only sometimes follow a healthy diet.
Additionally, one in twenty (5%) often forget to eat, and the equivalent of 390,000 older people (5%) rely on cold foods such as sandwiches to keep them going.

Meet Susan Lowe

A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services is owned and operated by Susan Lowe, long term resident of Morgan County. Susan is a licensed Residential Care Administrator and has worked in the senior health care industry for nearly 30 years in administration, sales and marketing, and business office management.

Susan’s experience includes opening of several senior communities, overseeing day-to-day operations of a large assisted living, and running a home care franchise.

At A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services our team is always available for those simple or constant reminders to allow for our Friends’ greatest independence.

Making friends, doing activities, keeping the soul healthy and the brain active – what more could you ask for? Thanks for pouring your heart into this, Susan Lowe!

Lori Craig

The Senior Retreat is a great place to take your loved one and know they are being cared for, while giving yourself a break to rest, relax, run errands, etc.

Julie Stephenson

This place is a blessing to the community. Very nice inside with the warm atmosphere to match!

Ginny Jones
It is Mental Health Monday! Here is another tip for combating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), also known as winter depression.According to the Mayo Clinic, “A good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do (Staff, 2020).”A good laugh can produce physical changes in our bodies. The short-term benefits are oxygen-rich air induced by laughter, stimulating organs (heart, lungs, and muscles), while also increasing the production of endorphins that are released in our brain.The Mayo Clinic also suggests, “Laughter isn’t just a quick pick-me-up. It’s also good for you over the long term (Staff, 2020).” One notable benefit is improving one’s immune system. Positive thoughts can release neuropeptides that help combat stress. By contrast, negative thoughts can produce chemical reactions giving rise to more stress and decreasing one’s immunity. Unfortunately, in these current times, we may find ourselves bombarded with negative thoughts. Discouraging news seems to be perpetual and all-pervading. For me, the news induces anxiety and unwanted stress. My spouse keeps me updated on local and national news. Perhaps, you may want to consider avoiding the news during these winter months.But our happy thoughts not only impact our immune system. Laughter may also help relieve pain, help one cope with difficult situations, help one connect with others, and improve one’s overall mood.Do you identify as one with no sense of humor? No worries. From the article, “Stress Relief from Laughter? It’s no joke,” Mayo Clinic staff urges, “Humor can be learned (Staff, 2020).” They suggest putting “humor on your horizon (Staff, 2020)” by posting photos, comic strips, or greeting cards around your home or in your office that make you chuckle. When you need a “humor boost” have funny movies, books, or comedy videos at easy reach. I recommend “Elf” for the holidays. My family and I watch “Elf” every December. Or look online for silly cat videos.Sharing a laugh can prove beneficial, as well. Make it a habit to surround yourself with those who bring joy and positivity into your space. Perhaps you know someone who could use a good laugh. This holiday, give the gift of laughter to a friend who suffers from winter depression.The Mayo Clinic recommends to practice laughing even if it feels forced at first. Before you know it, you will find yourself enjoying the many benefits of a good chuckle.And be willing to laugh at yourself. I hope my video produced a hardy giggle.How do you create laughter? I would love to hear! Or feel free to share this post. Let's get cheerful together!Click on the link for more information.If you are a caregiver feeling overwhelmed, please reach out or check out our website. We are here to help.317-999-8145Aseniorretreat.comwww.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456ReferencesStaff, M. C. (2020, November 29). Stress Relief From Laughter? It's No Joke. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456 ... See MoreSee Less
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Shannon Townsend
It is Mental Health Monday! Shannon Townsend with A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services here with another tip for combating SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), also known as winter depression.According to the Mayo Clinic, “A good sense of humor can’t cure all ailments, but data is mounting about the positive things laughter can do (Staff, 2020).”A good laugh can produce physical changes in our bodies. The short-term benefits are oxygen-rich air induced by laughter, stimulating organs (heart, lungs, and muscles), while also increasing the production of endorphins that are released in our brain.The Mayo Clinic also suggests, “Laughter isn’t just a quick pick-me-up. It’s also good for you over the long term (Staff, 2020).” One notable benefit is improving one’s immune system. Positive thoughts can release neuropeptides that help combat stress. By contrast, negative thoughts can produce chemical reactions giving rise to more stress and decreasing one’s immunity. Unfortunately, in these current times, we may find ourselves bombarded with negative thoughts. Discouraging news seems to be perpetual and all-pervading. For me, the news induces anxiety and unwanted stress. My spouse keeps me updated on local and national news. Perhaps, you too may want to consider avoiding the news during these winter months.But our happy thoughts not only impact our immune system. Laughter may also help relieve pain, help one cope with difficult situations, help one connect with others, and improve one’s overall mood.Do you identify as one with no sense of humor? No worries. From the article, “Stress Relief from Laughter? It’s no joke,” Mayo Clinic staff urges, “Humor can be learned (Staff, 2020).” They suggest putting “humor on your horizon (Staff, 2020)” by posting photos, comic strips, or greeting cards around your home or in your office that make you chuckle. When you need a “humor boost” have funny movies, books, or comedy videos at easy reach. I recommend “Elf” for the holidays. My family and I watch “Elf” every December. Or look online for silly cat videos.Sharing a laugh can prove beneficial, as well. Make it a habit to surround yourself with those who bring joy and positivity into your space. Perhaps you know someone who could use a good laugh. This holiday, give the gift of laughter to a friend who suffers from winter depression.The Mayo Clinic recommends to practice laughing even if it feels forced at first. Before you know it, you will find yourself enjoying the many benefits of a good chuckle.And be willing to laugh at yourself. I hope my video produced a hardy giggle.How do you create laughter? I would love to hear! Or feel free to share this video. Let's get cheerful together!Click on the link for more information.If you a caregiver feeling overwhelmed, please reach out or check out our website. We are here to help. Aseniorretreat.com317-999-8145www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456ReferencesStaff, M. C. (2020, November 29). Stress Relief From Laughter? It's No Joke. Retrieved from Mayo Clinic: www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress-relief/art-20044456 ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Thanksgiving from A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services! Our staff members are so thankful for our senior friends, their caregivers, our community, and our Facebook friends that support our program. May you be blessed this holiday!aseniorretreat.com317-999-8145#thankyouforyoursupport ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Susan Isselhardt Lowe
For the third Thanksgiving season since we opened A Senior Retreat, Adult Day Services, I prepared the main dishes for our annual Friendsgiving Feast! Turkey breasts, stuffing, sweet potatoes, real mashed potatoes, green bean casserole. Our Friends made desserts. Carl said grace. Everyone enjoyed the meal and several of our team were able to come as well! One of my absolute favorite days each year! ... See MoreSee Less
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WATCH for the 2nd Tip on Mental Health Monday! We are talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder or winter depression. Let’s not suffer in silence. Let’s learn together how to take care of our minds. If you have a suggestion or comment, please leave below. I would love to know how you combat the winter blues! aseniorretreat.com317-999-8145#seniorsmatter #activeliving #depressionawareness ... See MoreSee Less
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