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March 17, 2023

The Westbury Senior Living Prepares for Warmer Weather

Category: Senior Living

Author: Mark Moses, Plant Operations Director

As our homes go through the freeze and thaw cycles, it is important that we take valuable and proactive steps to prevent issues. Due to the tilt of the Earth’s axis, the northern hemisphere begins to see the winter-scape come back to life with daffodils blooming, grass greening, and temperatures warming during late March into early April. As exciting as that can be, so many things need to be done to prepare for the warmer season, including spring cleaning, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors tested, and filters changed.

Here at the community, nothing says clean up the yard like receiving a rake in the mail for your birthday from a supervisor. (I wanted a smart watch or football tickets). We will put out cushions for the outdoor furniture and start to get our fountains going. I’m still hoping for that one good snow fall we didn’t get this year. I’m itching to use the snow shovel I received for last year’s birthday!

The greatest benefit of preparing for warmer weather is the psychological mood change it causes with staff and community when we start changing the look away from winter. Cushions and new mulch get us past that last month of winter-gray blues and just puts everyone in a good mood.

I’m anxious to get an electric power washer that will not only let me wash my external surfaces and vehicles, but the culinary staff will have an easier time cleaning their hood filters.

Before you break out the patio furniture and start planting your gardens, you might want to be like the experts at The Westbury Senior Living and get your home ready for a headache-free season.

The Westbury Senior Living in Columbia, MO offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near University Hospital and Boone Hospital with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Mizzou Tigers, Columbia Mall, The Broadway Shops, MKT Nature and Fitness Trail, Finger Lake State Park, and LA Nickell Golf Course.

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