From Our Blog

Older Adults Making a Joyful Noise

Well, look at our accomplished soprano and resident socialite, Patty Jones! She and several of our residents and choir director, Tom Wideman, were included in a feature article in the KC Star’s 816 North section. Read how our emphasis on music and arts activities is helping to keep us happy and healthy.

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Twain quote Aint What YOu Dont KNow

Don’t Believe

I recently heard an interesting expression, “Don’t Believe everything you think!” It also happens to be the name of a country song by Lee Brice. Unlike the lyrics of the song, which are directed towards a girlfriend who thinks she is getting an engagement ring, I think it is pure brilliance. We know we can’t believe everything we hear, see and read. But, have you ever considered that even if you think it, it may not be true or at least should be held lightly? Our opinions are just that, opinions! A wise man said, “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Many a misguided soul has believed and acted on information that was not true. The results can be disastrous.

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McCrite Family: Three Generations of Commitment to The Best in Senior Living

Listen up! Our founders Pat, Judy and Cassidy McCrite were interviewed recently for the Smart Companies Radio program. Here’s an excerpt and link to the audio program …. On this episode of Smart Companies KC with host Kelly Scanlon, meet the McCrite Family, owners of McCrite Plaza established in 1975 in Topeka, Kansas, and now in the northland at Briarcliff in Kansas City, Missouri. This three generation family-owned and operated business has remained committed to providing the best in senior living. Learn how it started and how the commitment has been passed down from generation to generation. All the McCrite children have been involved on some level with the retirement community, from mowing lawns to volunteering with residents.

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McCrite Plaza Retirement has confirmed plans to open a $19 million, 160-unit retirement community in Kansas City’s Briarcliff area

The 200,000-square-foot senior-care facility, just south of Missouri Highway 9 at Briarcliff Parkway, broke ground on June 28, 2012. It will include 120 independent-living apartments and 40 assisted-living units. The private-pay one and two-bedroom units will range from 750 to 1,250 square feet and will include high-end features such as hardwood floors, walk-in closets and granite countertops.

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