My Mom has been a resident at Cheyenne Place for 7 1/2 years so far. She loves it there. She has a very nice two-bedroom cottage with a small kitchen and a living room. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower. There is plenty of resident and visitor parking. There is 24 hour staffing and call buttons in case of an emergency in three of Mom's four rooms in her cottage.
Meals are served three times a day except for no evening meal on the weekends. The main meal is at noon on Saturdays and Sundays.
There are many available activities for residents which is why Mom selected Cheyenne Place. Too many facilities have cards and bingo and that's it. Mom rocks babies at Ft. Carson once a week. She plays Wii golf every day, with a passion. She has taken boat trips at Lake Dillon and gone to see the fall colors. Musical programs and other group events are held weekly. There is a monthly birthday party for the residents whose birthdays are during that month. There is a group who play putt-putt golf every week during the summer there on site. There are weekly exercise classes, a weekly Bible study and a book club. There is always a jigsaw puzzle going for anyone to add a piece.
There are special holiday events for residents and their families. Family members and guests are always welcome at meals with reservations for a nominal fee.
There is an exercise room and an on-site beauty shop. There is a resident council. There is a small gift shop run by the residents. The staff sends out a monthly calendar and a newsletter to the residents and their families. Cheyenne Place is an independent living facility that is reasonably priced. They provide transportation for shopping and doctor appointments if requested.
The staff is accommodating if at all possible to requests by residents and their families. I could not ask for a better place for Mom. While she prefers one of the outlying cottages where walks are kept shoveled and parking lots are plowed as needed, there are apartments in the Lodge building with elevators and carpeted hallways. There are living situations to suit everyone from less expensive efficiency units to pricier chalets. However, every resident is treated with respect.
Weekly housekeeping and laundry of sheets and towels is provided. Residents do their own personal laundry in laundry rooms close to their living units.
In my opinion there is not a better nor safer place in Colorado Springs for a senior to live. Having privacy in individual living areas and activities in the group areas gives everyone the choice to live as they choose. Many residents have told me that they should have moved to Cheyenne Place long before they did. Check it out!