December 2, 2022

The Fremont Senior Living Prepares to Keep the Cold Outside

Category: Health & Wellness

Author: Christopher Gilmore, Plant Operations Director

Just as it is at home, at The Fremont Senior Living, preparing for winter can be an arduous task. There are several projects that need to be completed in preparation for cold weather and few of them are easy, especially when Jack Frost decides to come a little early, like this year.

Our homes and businesses can be affected by how quickly we can accommodate these tasks. If we move too early, we miss out on some of the creature comforts. If we wait too long, we run the risk of finding issues at the most inconvenient times (like a broken heater on the night the weather unexpectedly dips below freezing).

Preparation is a strong part of the human condition. Whether storing vegetables and meat or cutting firewood, our ancestors have been preparing for winter weather since their beginning. These days, preparing for cold weather is just a little more complex.

Some tasks we do in the community to prepare for colder weather and freezing temperatures are
make sure heaters are turned on in the outside-accessible riser room, make sure the salt spreaders and other tools are in good working order, and have enough salt on hand for the winter season. It is important to prepare and plan to minimize the chance of accidents and damage to property. We take the safety of our residents, staff, and visitors very seriously.

The trigger event that helps me decide to begin cold weather preparation is the extended weather forecast and inclement weather in neighboring towns.

No matter how big your house or successful your company, mother nature always seems to creep up on us this time of year. If you get ahead of it and plan for cold weather, you can save big on both stress and dollars.

The Fremont Senior Living in Springfield, MO offers senior villas, independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located less than two miles from Mercy Hospital and Cox Medical Center South with convenient access to major shopping centers, including Farmer’s Park, James River Town Center, Primrose Marketplace, and the Battlefield Mall.

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1520 E Bates Street

Springfield, MO 65804

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