Our family strives to to do meaningful things together and our decision to open Missouri’s first Green House homes, Cottages of Lake St Louis, has been the ultimate endeavor in camaraderie. These six, skilled nursing homes of 10 elders each, will be built on a beautiful site in suburban St Louis. When it came to naming the cottages, my husband, Al, and I hit upon an idea that we feel, really speaks to the ideals that we are trying to provide for our elders and our family.
We believe that it is important to build relationships across the generations, and to value the gifts within each of us. In this spirit, we chose to name each cottage after one of our five grandchildren and the 6th cottage to honor the late mother of our Director of Development, and long time team member. I brought paint samples to them and had each choose their favorite color and had signage made up for the cottage porches proclaiming the names. At the groundbreaking ceremony in July, we surprised the grandchildren as we unveiled the cottage names. They were thrilled, and to further include them, we will paint the front door of “their” cottage using the color that they chose! We expect them to be involved regularly in the activity of their cottage and will be well known to their elders and families.
Cottages of Lake St Louis is a place for OUR family and for ELDERS. We are so proud to have been able to move forward on such a wonderful project with:
- Ava’s Cottage
- Ella’s Cottage
- Grace’s Cottage
- Harper’s Cottage
- Kris’s Cottage
- Betty’s Cottage