Health & Lifestyle at St. Francis Woods
Every day at St. Francis Woods there are meals prepared for each resident with the opportunity to eat together in our dining hall. Each meal is prepared with high quality ingredients by our kitchen staff. See our meal schedule and menus for more information.
Our chef has decades of experience in cooking, as well as cooking healthily and providing the required nutrition to our residents so that they feel their best. Our meals are never boring or bland, and they're made from scratch every day. We acknowledge that every resident has individual dietary needs, and we try to cater to them whole heartedly for our residents health in mind.
Socialization & Activities
St. Francis Woods believes in the power of socialization for our residents for mental acuity and overall health. We care about the well-being of our residents in every aspect, whether it's physical or mental health. Research has indicated that being around others increases brain function, speed, and memory ability. It's important for us to utilize socializing amongst our residents for not only loneliness that you could see at other supportive living facilities, but to create a better state of mind for our residents.
We provide our residents with opportunities to be a part of our weekly and monthly activities within the facility and outside the facility in Peoria, such as visiting the zoo or going to local shops and restaurants. Aside from these activities, residents also have the ability to leave our facility whenever they choose. If they feel like grocery shopping on their own or going out to lunch with friends and family, we don't limit their freedom. They can leave and come back to our facility at whatever time in the day they'd like. We also accept visitors to come and keep our residents company so long as they get the necessary temperature check upon arrival due to COVID-19 requirements.
We also have a resident council that lets our residents vote and choose whatever activities and types of meals they would like to have, giving your loved ones the freedom of choice and dignity they so deserve.