What do you think of when you hear the terms “retirement community” or “assisted-living facility”? If you’re picturing lonely seniors isolated in austere rooms instead of retirees thriving among sprawling, picturesque properties that are home to a seemingly infinite array of fitness classes, art lessons, game times, lovingly prepared meals, new friends and round-the-clock care, you might need to recalibrate your thinking.
The staff and residents filling South Jersey’s senior housing with warmth, joy and activity know firsthand just how thoroughly the area’s facilities have redefined what it means to call a senior-care community home. From the teams who endeavor to make each and every resident feel welcome from the second they step foot on the property, to the medical professionals ensuring elderly loved ones receive above-and-beyond care, to the residents who are making the most of their golden years with all the activities and outings their community of choice provides, read on to find out what today’s senior-living facilities have to offer.
"We were thrilled and frankly a little surprised by how vibrant the community was. I don't know what we expected at a retirement community, but we found something so spirited here. There's something for everyone, depending on your interests and hobbies. We're flourishing!"
Resident at The Evergreens in Moorestown
“Juniper Village at Williamstown offers assisted living and memory care in a homey and friendly environment. With charming touches like the gazebo in the courtyard and a piano near the fireplace, you'll feel right at home.
Juniper Village's innovative Connect4Life program improves health and well-being, too. The program features on-site services such as therapy, pharmacy, primary care and more—making Juniper a one-stop-shop for many of our residents’ health care needs. A dedicated medical concierge coordinates services on- and off-site, meaning families don't need to stress over the details of their loved one's care.
The Wellspring memory care program incorporates a small house model of care, with specially designed spaces that will put your loved one—and you—at ease. Certified dementia care practitioners can guide your loved one through enriching activities, including art, music and more. At Juniper Village, convenient, coordinated care keeps residents healthier and enables them to live more fully.”
“The assisted living residents here at Lions Gate can take advantage of a full activities calendar. From art classes to Rummikub, from concerts to happy hours, there are plenty of opportunities to stay engaged and active. And whether you work out with a personal trainer or prefer to take advantage of our outdoor walking paths, there are lots of options for staying fit. Our goal is to help residents make new friends, learn and pursue their interests.”
Chief Operations Officer at Lions Gate Life Plan Community in Voorhees
“The vibrant living directors at Brightview Senior Living help their residents get involved and stay active. Residents can discover a hidden talent for oil painting, crafts or gardening. They can meet new people by joining a card club, going to concerts or attending get-togethers. Cooking classes and demonstrations are offered, as well as ways to find new energy by attending fitness classes. Or find a new sense of purpose by taking advantage of one of Brightview's many volunteer opportunities.”
An associate at Brightview Senior Living
Helping seniors live a full, vibrant life
Brightview Senior Living
Marlton | Mount Laurel | Woodbury
Premier Orthopaedeic Associates
Specialized Physical Therapy
Burlington | Cherry Hill
The Evergreens - ACTS Retirement Life Community
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 10.
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