Sun Current 2020 Local Business Today - Page 6 Page 6 Local Business Today • Thursday, March 26, 2020 ~ 2020 is About Vision ~ see the future with a $200 TaylorMade Gift Card!! Northfield Golf Club is offering a dramatic new Membership Incentive Northfield Golf Club is seeking new members for 2020 and is offering a $200 TaylorMade/ Northfield Golf Club Gift Card with New Adult Memberships • Includes free professional club fitting • PLUS New Members Receive Two Guests Passes ($120 Value). Memberships are refreshingly affordable. This Membership DRIVE provides an incentive to new individual and couple members to join the fun and social camaraderie delivered by Northfield Golf Club and to overcome the always tempting need for new top technology clubs. Today, it’s a pleasure to know that quality golf can be found at an affordable price – even at a prestigious private club. Northfield Golf Club is located just south of Minneapolis/St Paul in the heart of historic Northfield, MN. This location is amazingly accessible from not only the south metro but also the Twin Cities – an easy drive down I-35 or Hwy 3 or Hwy 52 or Cedar/77. There’s a broad array of amenities including golf, dining, social events, banquets, weddings and more. Membership categories are expansive with Individual, Couple, Senior, Junior, Mid-Age and others. Enjoy 2020 Vision - You’re invited to explore membership at Northfield Golf Club….. and, for new members, the club provide not only refreshingly affordable fees but also a $200 TaylorMade/Northfield Golf Club gift card accompanied by two guest passes. Find details about this incentive and refreshingly affordable 2020 membership opportunities by calling General Manager, Dan Dols 507.645.4026 ext. 5 Turn to this advisor to find the “right fit” in assisted living Many adult children face difficult and even sudden decisions about a parent’s need to move to assisted living. And they are not prepared for the complexity of senior housing options nor confident they’re making the right choice. You don’t have to navigate the complicated Assisted Living world alone. Seek advice from a knowledgeable, compassionate advisor who knows the features and specialties of assisted living options throughout the west metro. She will even set up tours and attend them with you. Certified Senior Advisor Barb Fordyce has 30 years of experience in the health care industry and can walk you through the intricacies of Assisted Living, Memory Care and more. She is a Minnetonka-based Oasis Senior Advisor ® who can answer a lot of your questions. these are just a few of the questions they often ask: Oasis Senior Advisors is a national company that provides free, community- based senior housing services in some 30 states, through advisors like Fordyce. You don’t pay her; she is usually compensated by the senior living community you end up choosing. Q: When is it time to look for Assisted Living? A: The two most compelling reasons for moving are safety and socialization. Falls and lack of regular daily interactions with people are obvious concerns, but there are other examples of signs that assisted living may be beneficial: neglect of housekeeping and home maintenance, bills not getting paid, a decrease in showering/grooming, weight loss due to poor diet, and cognition changes. “I can assist you in finding the ‘right fit’ for your parent’s needs and preferences,” said Fordyce. “I listen carefully to you and then point you very quickly to some options.” Frequently asked questions about assisted living Many of Fordyce’s clients are concerned about the declining health of a parent and Don’t wait too long. You don’t want to have to make a decision in a hurry if your parent’s health suddenly declines. It’s hard to make the best decision in a crisis and you may face limited options. Q: Do people have their own apartment in assisted living? A: Yes, they have their own apartment and can choose studio and one or two- bedroom options. In fact, in nearly half of senior living communities, every apartment is either Independent Living or Assisted Living, depending on the needs of the current resident. With this “age-in-place” model, assisted services come to the resident in the same apartment where they have been an Independent Living resident, without having to move to another area of the campus. Q: There seem to be a lot of confusing variations of Assisted Living. Can you help me understand what my parent needs? A: Yes! Assisted Living is often paired with Independent Living and Memory Care on a campus under one roof, and sometimes even with a more extensive continuum of care including Transitional Care and Long-Term Care. Whew! Then there are “stand-alone” services. Several new stand-alone Memory Care communities have opened in the west metro over the past two years. Residential Care Homes are another option for people who function better in an intimate home-like environment. Q: What’s included in the cost of Assisted Living? A: There are two components. The first includes rent, most or all utilities, meals, housekeeping, laundry, emergency response cords and/or a pendant, 24-hour staff, and all that the senior community has to offer including social and recreational activities. The other component includes a charge for specific care services like medication management and showering assistance. Care may be provided in packages or as a la carte services. Sorting through the 90-plus senior living options in the west metro area is a daunting task. “I have answers and can also connect you with other professionals who can help you with all aspects of making this significant transition” said Fordyce. Call Barb Fordyce, CSA, at 612-388-6678, Visit