Doyn Wiler always said you shouldn’t move from your home for at least a year after you lose someone you love. After 95-year-old Wiler lost her husband more than seven years ago, she proved herself wrong. “I only made it five months,” Wiler said.
“She just couldn’t take it anymore, being by herself. It was her idea to move,” explains Andrea Ham, Wiler’s daughter.
So when it came time to find that perfect place for mom, the independent retirement living of Copperstone Apartments in Derby caught their eye. One or two bedroom apartments, even single room studio living was available, with all the amenities and activities that she would like. Plus it gave Mom all the independence she wanted in a retirement community.
Weekly housekeeping and linen service, maintenance, 24-hour emergency call service, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, cable TV, daily visits by the staff and much more are all included for the one monthly payment.
Wiler’s daughter says her mom loves flowers, trees and greenspace. As soon as she saw the deck outside her back door, where she could keep plants and just sit outside and enjoy the day, they were sold on Copperstone Apartments. But the safety and security Copperstone offered gave Ham peace of mind knowing her mom would be fine.
“It is a comfort to know that someone is watching her and they will call me if Mom is not having a good day. Safety for me is having somebody here that I know, knows how she is doing,” Ham said.
Wiler loves the management and staff at Copperstone and says all the residents here are just good people.
“I knew I wouldn’t be happy if I wasn’t with people so I went to everything that was going on here,” Wiler said.
Many activities are available for residents including music programs, Bible study, exercise class, parties, weekly store trips and so much more. Wiler even learned to play dominoes at Copperstone.
“Mom loves to cook too and with the full kitchen in each apartment, I think that has been important to her,” Ham said.
But the most important part of Copperstone is the people and the friendships that Wiler has made over the years.
“I’m so comfortable here. It’s wonderful. The staff is just like a part of the family. I’ve been very, very happy. The thought of me having to leave here someday scares me. Oh, I’d just hate to leave,” Wiler exclaimed.
Copperstone of Derby • 430 N. Derby • 316-788-4711 • www.copperstoneretirement.com