My brother and sister-in-law moved to Cannon Rivers 6 years ago at the insistence of my brother who fell in love with the facility after an open house tour! While he was alive he enjoyed playing in the Kazoo band, calling Bingo, and participating in Men’s Night dinners and weekly happy hour entertainment. My sister-in-law often joked about how it took him an hour to pick up mail due to his socializing with other residents and staff. He always said there was no need for anyone to be lonely at Cannon Rivers unless they wanted to be. When he passed in November 2015 my sister-in-law was comforted by loving staff and residents, which helped her greatly as she transitioned to life without her husband of over 50 years. Within weeks she was back participating in Lora’s craft classes, bingo, happy hour, shopping outings, and enjoying her favorite noon lunches provided by Chef Donna and her staff. And yes, she enjoys socializing when collecting her mail! As her family, we all are very happy with the safe living environment that Cannon Rivers provides. Even though she lives independently, she enjoys visiting with staff, especially her weekly housekeeper, Amor. She loves her monthly salon appointment with Katie and the ease of requesting help when needed by Ben & Bill in Maintenance. During the tornado in April with the community powerless, she was well cared for and staff checked on her frequently to make sure she was okay. Please know that our family has found that Community Director, Angela Budensiek has an open-door policy. She and her staff work hard to stay abreast of the ever-changing laws that govern Senior Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care and stay in compliance with State policy and procedure to provide the safest living environment for our loved ones. Thank you Cannon Rivers for a lovely facility and the wonderful care you provide!