The fascinating results of a recent AARP study are in: people who maintain a healthy diet are twice as likely to consider th...Learn More
It can be a bit intimidating to know exactly what to say and just how to act when spending time with a loved one exhibiting Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. And, sadly, due to a few inherent symptoms of the condition, commonly family and friend...Learn More
"It just hasn't been a good day," we sometimes bemoan, shrugging our shoulders despondently. Occasionally, things happen that are completely out of our control, plus some days they seemingly happen at exactly the same time – making us wish w...Learn More
Homecare By Design is making strides in the senior care field by working every day to find ways to become the ‘Employer of Choice’ for the best and brightest Caregivers in the area. Did you know that one the biggest struggles for nearl...Learn More
We are fortunate to be featured on local news network, WLFI TV 18, for a story about seniors needing care throughout the holidays. Reporter Kayla Sullivan asked Homecare By Design President & Founder Traci Goudy about what adult children may c...Learn More
When you think of the holiday season, you probably have many fond memories you cherish. Decorating the house for the holidays, having reunion parties with friends and family, eating delicious treats, looking out at the glistening snowy landscape, ...Learn More
Welcome community partners, seniors, healthcare workers, and members of the community! We would love to see you at our 1st annual Holiday Neighborhood Open House, coming Friday, Dec 15th, 1-3pm!Learn More
Expired food in the fridge. Unpaid bills piling into stacks. Decline in personal hygiene. Unexplained weight loss. Depression and isolation. All of these are telltale signs that your loved one may need a helping hand - but it does...Learn More
The organization 'Wreaths Across America' is responsible for gathering sponsors to honor our veterans. The program originated in Arlington Cemetary, and now stretches across the nation. Each year, sponsors help the organization to create a beautif...Learn More
Life would be so spooky without our wonderful staff, clients, and local partners - because you are all such a treat! Halloween is all about fun, mystery, and letting yourself just be a kid. We dressed up in 1950s ...Learn More
Every year, the Journal & Courier puts on the Readers' Choice Awards, where people can vote for their favorite local businesses, stores, service providers, hangouts, and more. We are fortunate to have been nominated for the final round for the...Learn More
After hearing some customer feedback, we will soon be initiating a few great ideas for our website! In the coming weeks, you can expect to see several updates to the content and organization of the website in order to provide our visitors a better...Learn More
This October, we're offering a special deal for seniors who aspire for an active, healthy lifestyle! For a limited time,we are waiving the $150 application fee to our Fitness Package, which grants you unlimited access to our fitness equipment, liv...Learn More
Tuesday, September 19, 10am - 2pm
Learn about healthy aging & how to retire successfully from local experts who truly care about seniors. Learn More
"Perfection" is an illusion. Don't beat yourself up over your mistakes or flaws - instead, learn from them and strive to become a little bit better every day.
As a small family busin...Learn More
FRIDAY, August 18, 10am - 3:30pm!
Fall back in love with downtown Greater Lafayette! Join our group outing where we will tour the Art Museum of Lafayette & the Courthouse before a private meal at Bistro 501.
$45 per per...Learn More
The daughters of elders are becoming the typical leader in making decisions and taking care of that elder. As a woman with aging parents, do you feel prepared to help your parents make health and retirement decisions? It's important to become awar...Learn More
Coming July 20 @ 5:30pm --- Get creative with us! A Paint & Party instructor will be here to walk you through creating a masterpiece with step-by-step instructions. RSVP no later than Tuesday, July 18 - Call 765-464-8080. Cost is $25 per...Learn More
Now, you can experience what it’s like to be a Member of the Senior Community Without Walls, without any commitment! This is valued at $250 and available for a limitied number of people, for a limited time only.
It's never too late to learn something new - that's one of the many mottos Homecare By Design lives by! Why not learn something new this month? We have some great speakers visiting us this July for you to check out. Guest presentations are current...Learn More
On June 28, we had a fantastic crowd gather for our open house, featuring "The Secrets of Staying Home for Life". Keynote speaker Traci Goudy (President & Founder of Homecare By Design) started us off by informing our guess of the retirement o...Learn More
Greater Lafayette is even greater in the summer! There are lots of summer events & activities to look forward to – here’s a few of the key events you won’t want to miss in our community!
June 17 – Taste of Tippe...Learn More
Now through the end of August, you could save 20% on your Active Lifestyle Membership with our Senior Community Without Walls! What’s included in our Active Lifestyle Membership packages, you ask? Lots of stuff! All packages include full acc...Learn More
10a -2p, June 28 - here at our Senior Community Without Walls Clubhouse... Come for a session or just stay all day!
Dreaming of retiring at home? Learn how to make your dream a long-lasting reality. At this month’s ‘Discovery D...Learn More
Here's a small peek into what's going on at the Senior Community Without Walls this summer (see video below). Dates & times of events may be subject to change. Further event details (i.e. cost, RSVP dates, etc) will be released in the co...Learn More
We have some really great guest speakers lined up for this month's Discovery Day open house event - the Historical Society, Golf & Country Club, Miracles Rehab, All Fired Up pottery studio, and more to come! Please join us on Wednesday, May 31...Learn More
We still have just a few seats open for AARP's Driver Safety Course, coming May 24, 10a-3p. Get a refresher on the rules of the road - some insurance companies will even reward you for taking this course! Class cost is $22, or $17 for AARP members...Learn More
A big "thank you" to Renee Thomas from Purdue University's Black Cultural Center for coming out to speak last week! We are grateful to have such talented, informed individuals speak at our Clubhouse. See our Event Calendar for May to find out whic...Learn More
We are so glad to have been a sponsor once again for the "Purposeful Living in Retirement" seminar by PURA (Purdue University Retirees Association) at Beck Agricultural Center in West Lafayette. The seminar focuses on making the best of retirement...Learn More
"Discovery Day" is an opportunity to check out several events & activities in our campus on one convenient day! Have you ever wanted to see what this "Senior Community Without Walls" is all about? This is the perfect time to give us a try. You...Learn More
During our quarterly Staff Meetings with our Caregivers, we wanted to put our staff in the shoes of a senior, so they could get an idea of why their role is so important. So, we put together a simulation exercise, where they could experience a lit...Learn More
We are pleased to announce that the "Getaway Bistro" in our Senior Community Without Walls Clubhouse is now open!!! For now, the bistro hours are Monday through Friday, 11:30a - 1:30p. We currently serve farm fresh, chemical-free sandwiches, soups...Learn More
We had a blast at our first ever "Discovery Day"! If you didn't know already - Discovery Day is an open house event which provides an opprunity for the public to come check out the events & activities we host at the Senior Community Without Wa...Learn More
“Discovery Day” is an event full of activity! Get a preview of the activities offered in our Senior Community Without Walls - there will be several you won’t want to miss! (many activities overlap & take place in separate...Learn More
Welcome our guest speakers for the month of March! All guest presentations are free of charge and open to the public.
3/8 - Dan Cane speaks on the Wabash & Erie Canals, as well as other historic information of Delphi
3/10 - Mon...Learn More
Have you caught on to the "Adult Coloring" trend? All over store shelves, adult coloring books are being stocked to the brim and still flying off the shelves - and not just recently! Why? Are adults coloring as an act of nostalgia? No. Coloring in...Learn More
Please join us in welcoming local guest speakers to our Senior Community Without Walls this month! 917 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette
Feb 15 @ 2-3pm
Prophetstown State Park
Adventure is just dow...
Instead of spending a whole month visiting one event at a time, get a ‘sample’ of all of them in one day! Our “Discovery Day” gives you the opportunity to check out several events we offer weekly at one convenient time.... Learn More
You wouldn't BEElieve how fascinating bees can be! Beekeeping hobbyist Ruth Coors presented for our guests yesterday, and it was sweeter than honey. For instance, did you know there are over 4,200 types of bees in the US, and over 50,000 in the wh...Learn More
Do you ever take a walk around your home and notice all the odd jobs you need to get done, but don't have the skill, time, or motivation to do it yourself? With our newest full-time addition to our team of Handymen, we have many slots open for you...Learn More
Merry Christmas to all our clients, members, staff, and friends of Homecare By Design! Here is a classic Christmas poem for all to enjoy:
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creatu...
This Friday, Dec 23rd at 11am, join our White Elephant gift-giving party! Bring a gift (uniqueness and oddities are encouraged) of $15-25 value WRAPPED with no name tag to participate! All party-goers will draw a number to determine the orde...Learn More
Seniors & their adult children are invited to attend our special Senior Living Options Seminar while they're together for the holidays - join us on Dec 22 @ 11:30am or Dec 27 @ 5:30pm to join this free panel discussion.
No one PLANS to...Learn More
Our services not only affect the senior we work with directly, but also impact their immediate family and surroundings. In JoAnn's case, our services helped her husband stay home as long as possible, and even were there for her when her husband pa...Learn More
Our job fair was a great success yesterday! With our business always growing & evolving, we could use extra hands to provide Caregiving, Housekeeping, Home Maintenance services, and assist with activities. We hosted 3 sessions for applicants t...Learn More
The temperature is dropping and the leaves are changing color... With the new season comes NEW activities in our Community Without Walls. Here are a few that you can look forward to!
1. Ballroom Dancing Lessons - 6 weeks o...Learn More
Have you ever encountered an individual who truly makes an impact in the lives of seniors? We are excited to introduce our NEW monthly recognition program - Senior Heroes!
Each month, we will collect Learn More
Becoming a member of Homecare By Design's Community Without Walls could be just the thing you need if you're looking for a more independent, flexible alternative to moving into a retirement community. But what does it mean to be a Member,...Learn More
Have an enjoyable time with peers and "pay it forward" at the same time - Join us for our Wine & Cheese event this Friday, 9/30 4-5:30pm, as we raise funds for Breast Cancer Research! Of course, wine & cheese will be served, as well as oth...Learn More
On September 19th, we had our second riveting (or should we say, "ribbeting"?) visit from the Columbian Park Zoo. Guests got acquainted with a guinea pig, giant frog, monitor lizard, and a beautiful cockatoo named Milo. Join us for our next Animal...Learn More
Breast Cancer Awareness month is coming this October, and what better way to kick off the Awareness month than a charity event at the end of September! Join us on Friday, September 30th from 4-5:30pm for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and live music at our...Learn More
Another wonderful, successful day of Caregiver Staff Meetings! We have quarterly meetings for our Caregivers to review policies, reward & recognize them for meeting certain goals, and to remind them how much value they bring to Homecare By Des...Learn More
Have you ever wondered what a Murder Mystery Dinner looks like? Look no further - here is a sneak peek at our first Mystery Dinner in our new 6000 ft2 campus. There will be many Mystery Dinners to come - Call us at 765-464-8080 if you w...Learn More
We had 200-300 guests at our Ribbon Cutting & Open House on Thursday, August 25th, 2016. The music tickled our ears as we enjoyed to gentle roar of the crowd, enjoying food, drinks, and the energy of celebration and growth. Thank you to the
We've been seeing a ton of new faces the past couple of weeks! We hope YOURS will be one of them soon!
Here's what's coming up this week:
Monday: 11am Life Group Bible Study; 2pm Zumba Gold
On Friday, we kicked off our first Euchre group, and what a great turnout! Our guests (and some of our own team members) enjoyed euchre for hours! Feel free to join us any Friday @ 1pm for Euchre so you too can enjoy the laughter and challenge of ...Learn More
"A little party never killed nobody..."
We're thrilled to share that we are hosting our first of many "Murder Mystery Dinners" in our new location THIS week for special guests (invitation only). Our guests are ass...Learn More
We've got a busy schedule of events and activities this week for you to enjoy! Membership is STILL COMPLIMENTARY at this time!
Here's the breakdown of this week:
Monday: 11am Life Group Bible Study; ...Learn More
What will happen after you retire? Where will you live? Who will care for you? How will you maintain independence and stay young at heart? Soon-to-be retirees should be asking themselves these hard questions, and we can help you find answers. Lear...Learn More
Join us on Friday 7/22 @ 11am for a special "Brush & Brunch" session. Have you ever wanted to create a work of art, but thought you needed some extra guidance along the way? A local artist will provide detailed step-by-step instructions to cre...Learn More
We're excited to welcome a few new friendly faces to the Homecare By Design team! Bo Kuzee-Baumis (pictured 2nd from left) will be handling our HR initiatives, Jamie Kelly (center) will be the Active Lifestyle Coordinator, and Sara Winkler (not pi...Learn More
The Morton Bridge Club is offering Bridge Lessons at our Senior Community Without Walls! Players of any skill level are invited to participate in this card game of intellect and entertainment. The lessons will be every Tuesday at 10 a.m. starting ...Learn More
Our monthly staff party was a huge hit last night! The "Fiesta de Familia" was the first staff party hosted in our new 6000ft2 location, which brought the best out of all us - we devoured tacos, demolished piñatas, and even cut a...Learn More
Today, with the help of the office staff, some dedicated Caregivers, a moving crew, phone crew, and technology crew, we completed our BIG MOVE into our 6000 ft2 space in West Lafayette!!! A huge thanks to everyone who pitche...Learn More
As you know, Homecare By Design is moving into a large new space that will offer more activities and other resources than ever before, catered to seniors and their adult children. This new space is dedicated to YOU, which is ...Learn More
How would you like to see YOUR words in giant, bold letters in our new Senior Community Without Walls building? Here’s the opportunity for you! There is a special bistro-like area in our new building that needs a catchy, classy name<...Learn More
As you know, our Club Room & Event Center hosts all kinds of engaging events for adults and seniors in the community. We’ve LOVED having you join us and create so many amazing memories, and we’d love to keep the fun coming for as l...Learn More
Our two locations are merging into ONE GIANT SPACE! That’s right – instead of our Administrative headquarters in Lafayette and the Club Room & Event Center in West Lafayette, you will soon have the convenience of having one beautif...Learn More
Who doesn’t love a visit from the Easter Bunny? Last night, several of our Caregivers and office staff gathered with their families in our Club Room at the Senior Community Without Walls to celebrate Easter and the start of Spring together. ...Learn More
Every Monday at 3:30pm throughout July, learn everything you need to know about planning for your retirement. Homecare By Design President & Founder, Traci Goudy, RN, will be here to answer any & all questions about what i...Learn More
We are proud to congratulate Homecare By Design for winning the "Best In Home Care" chosen by our Gr...Learn More
Last Friday, July 26th, we held our monthly Wine & Cheese Event, but this month it was extra special! We accepted free-will donations that all went to sponsor our local YWCA, which totaled to over $200! We had wonderful music provided by The L...Learn More
Join us this Friday, July 25th from 4:00-5:30 at our Education and Event Center (951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette) for a charity Wine & Cheese event to support our local YWCA! Live music of a Wind Ensemble will be provided from The Lafayett...Learn More
Join us next Thursday, July, 17th at 11am for a paint class, and luncheon located at our Community Without Walls: Education & Event Center (951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette)! With step-by-step instruction, anyone can create a work of ...Learn More
Don't miss out on our events coming up tomorrow & Friday( July 10th & 11th)! Not only do we have our Caregiver Support Group tomorrow at 11am, we also are hosting Zumba Gold Fitness at 1pm! After that we are showing a movie on our pr...Learn More
This year is flying by! Can you believe it's already July?! Happy Independence Day to all! At Homecare By Design, we have great events and activities happening this month, and are featuring a new Fit and Healthy Program - Zumba Gold! Learn More
Last Friday, we had our routine Wine & Cheese event, but it was a little more special than usual! We had the honor of hosting Sheila Klinker along with The Riverboat Ramblers. Watch the video below to see Ms. Klinker singing along with the ban...Learn More
Jostle on your jazz shoes and swing by for terrific tunes & fabulous fun on Friday, June 27th from 4:00-5:30 at our Education and Event Center (951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette)! Homecare By Design will be hosting a Wine & Cheese e...Learn More
Join us this Thursday, June 19th at 11am for a paint class, and luncheon located at our Community Without Walls: Education & Event Center (951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette)! With step-by-step instruction, anyone can create a work of art! We...Learn More
Come join us on Monday, June 16th at 4:00 for our Strategic Aging Educational Series located at our Education and Event Center (951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette). We will have guest speaker, Suzan Windnagel (Circle of Friends), who will be spea...Learn More
Come on out this Friday, June 13th for Games & Good times at 1:00pm! We will be playing BINGO, and other board games! Also, at 3:00pm we have a guest speaker to talk with you about Home Safety & how to properly prepare for staying in your ...Learn More
Caring for an aging loved one is a great blessing, but also has its trials. Joins us as we lift one another up in our struggles, as well as victories at our Caregiver Support Group this Thursday at 11AM! No matter your circumstanc...Learn More
Our Community Without Walls hosts a Wine and Cheese Event every Friday at 4:00pm. On the last Friday of every month, we also enjoy LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! Last week, we had Denise Wilson from Traveler’s Dream join us and play a multitude of inst...Learn More
Summer is officially here! Come to Homecare By Design's Education & Event Center for fun and exciting activities this June. No matter your personality, we have events to suit you, and your friends & family too! Cool off and break free...Learn More
Every Monday at 4pm, Homecare By Design's Community Without Walls hosts "Strategic Aging Educational Series", where seniors and soon-to-be-seniors can learn about what it takes to prepare for their future. This video provides an inside look into S...Learn More
Do you ever wonder if you could recognize the signs of Alzheimer's Disease in a loved one, and how you would handle it? Educate yourself this Monday, May 19th, at our Education & Event Center as Suzan Windnagel (Learn More
Greater Lafayette's annual Lemonade Day is Saturday, May 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm! Homecare By Design is a proud sponsor and will have a lemonade stand set up outside of our Senior Community Without Walls Education and Event Center located&n...Learn More
Every Monday at 4pm, guest speakers discuss the factors of healthy living in senior years, speaking about Alzheimer's, estate/financial planning, the healthcare reform, and much more. Jennifer Russell visits us this week from Edward Jones, prepari...Learn More
Our Community Without Walls (CWW) hosts "Games & Good Times" every Friday at 1pm. Last week we enjoyed playing on the Wii video game console as we took a (virtual) trip to the bowling alley. Take a look inside this event at the video below! Learn More
There's something for everyone at Homecare By Design's Senior Community Without Walls. Whether you're into art, literature, health, writing, wine, movies, or just socializing, our Education & Event Center is the place to be! Our March ca...Learn More
When you sign up for 40 hours per week or more of services with Homecare By Design, you have the option to receive a free Lifeline installation (typically a $50 fee) AND your Lifeline monthly charge is waived FOR A YEAR! That means you'll SAVE OVE...Learn More
For the remainder of February, the following events are to be cancelled: Wine & Cheese (on Fridays at 4pm), Coffee & Conversation (Tuesdays at 9am), and Life Group (Tuesdays at 11am). All other events throughout February will remain as sch...Learn More
You won't believe all of the great things going on at our Education & Event Center : Senior Community Without Walls. Come see for yourself what all the excitement is about. There's something here for everyone. Our February calendar of ev...Learn More
There's SO much going on at our Education & Event Center - Senior Community Without Walls. Our calendar of events and event details are available Learn More
Members of the Art League gathered at our Community Without Walls last week to express their creativity via paint and canvas. The painters created elegant, diverse flowers before enjoying a well deserved lunch together.
On Friday, Nov 22nd, Homecare By Design had the pleasure of hosting the Grand Opening of its brand new West Lafayette location. Nearly 100 people came and showed their support during our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, special blessing, and the liv...Learn More
TODAY, NOV 22ND, 3-6P at 951 Sagamore Pkwy W, West Lafayette. Please join us for the Grand Opening of our second location, the Education & Event Center - A Senior Community Without Walls!
3p-4p will be Ribbon Cutti...Learn More
Purdue versus Penn Sate "Game Watch was hosted at our Education & Event Center in West Lafayette on Saturday, Nov 16th. Though the Boilers didn't win, we had a great time hosting this event along with the Purdue Alumni Association! Learn More
Wed 11/13 @ 4p-5:30p
Wine & Cheese Party: Main Street Cheese & Wine owner Ivan Brumbaugh will educate you on wines as you savor the tastes! $15 per person. Call 765.464.8080 or email Learn More
HBD Owner & President Traci Goudy to speak at local seminar...
The Baby Boomers make up a very large generation - a generation that is now approaching their Golden Years. Homecare By Design, along with other sponsors, is participating ...Learn More
Purdue University Retirees Association (PURA) holds a yearly event called "Purposeful Living in Retirement" for our area's seniors and retirees. We are proud to be involved with PURA for our 5th year! It was so wonderful to see the faces of so man...Learn More
Homecare By Design is so excited to celebrate FIVE YEARS of being Greater Lafayette’s Go-To Homecare Agency! When we opened our doors in Spring of 2008, we had one mission in mind: Better the world, one life at a time. Five years later, we s...Learn More