How To Laugh When You Want To Cry

“Mom, stay right here til I get back.  Don’t sneak over to your boyfriend’s apartment or anything.” said the daughter with a smile.  Her mom, though weak from an illness popped right back with “That’s exactly what I’m gonna do, sneak to my boyfriend’s apartment… Now, where is it again?”   Laughter amid tears.  Is there any other state of emotion that …

Helicopter Kids: Caring For Your Aging Parent Without Driving Everyone Crazy

We’ve all known helicopter parents.  The ones whose children never do wrong.  They hover around like helicopters, always ready to save the day should anything go awry.  They press for special exceptions and save their kids from life’s little failures, such as a forgotten homework assignment, a lost baseball game or a test that was a little too challenging and …

Elderly Junk Food Junkies: What to do When Your Mom Won’t Eat Well

“So, you got any?”  Leaning in conspiratorially, the lady approaches our maintenance director to ask for the coveted item:  Famous Amos Cookies. “I only have about 7 bags.  That’s all the vending machine will hold.” He replies with the shame of a supplier who has run short. “Is that all??” She asks incredulously.  “Well, all I have is a $20.  …

Recognition of Love & Dedication

St. Francis Villa Assisted Living has another award winning staff member!!!  For the third time in the past several years, one of St. Francis’ staff has been honored by the Louisiana Assisted Living Association as an outstanding member of the industry.    We are proud to announce that this year’s statewide Outstanding Department Director award went to our own Barbara …

Champagne and Pearls… and School Supplies!

Champagne… the iconic beverage of celebration, and pearls… the beautiful and classy adornment treasured and worn by women everywhere… so what do these things have to do with school supplies?? For St. Francis Villa’s Champagne and Pearls Society, champagne and pearls are symbolic of our city and its ladies.  We KNOW how to celebrate, and we know, just like the …