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Here we provide the setting for you to be just as busy as you want to be.

We cater to the active senior who wants freedom and convenience

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CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is Meredith Bay Colony Club’s unique Alzheimer’s Care and Memory Support Program that is provided in our State-of-the-Art, safe and secure memory support center that we call The GARDENS. The GARDENS is comprised of 24 all private apartments – each with its own bathroom and private shower. Dignity, Privacy, Safety and Security are the basic building blocks on top of which CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS is built.

Let there be no mistake about it --- Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease that affects not just the individual – but the families who so often provide the needed ongoing support and care. The CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS program at The GARDENS at MBCC provides Members and their families not just the sense of security that comes from living in a safe, secure yet friendly residential setting – but also a rediscovered source of joy that can come from being in a setting that allows each Member to find a little bit of success each and every day --- to find something to be proud of and to find something to smile about!

KEY ELEMENTS OF CELEBRATING THE MOMENTS

1. We focus on all that a Person is right now and all that they can still be --- not on what they have lost or no longer can do.

2. We believe that each person is wonderfully complex and multi-dimensional including emotional, creative, inquisitive, musical, spiritual and physical aspects – in addition to cognitive and memory based functions. We recognize that although life will be different because of cognitive changes – that it can and should be as interesting, as stimulating and as much fun as possible.

3. We respect the need for some structure and predictability – but we celebrate spontaneity and the opportunity to discover new ways to help make people smile.

4. We believe in ‘seizing the moment’ even if that means upsetting the ‘schedule’. So what if we have lunch an hour late?

5. We respect the individual and acknowledge that there will be changes from month to month and from day to day. We realize that we need to constantly readjust our approach in order to meet our Member’s constantly changing needs.

6. Our Member’s Family are our friends and we realize that by supporting our Member’s families that we support our Members.

7. Our Staff Members are artists who wonderfully balance Caring and Creativity to meet not only the practical needs – but Quality of Life needs as well.

8. A safe and secure social setting that is open and welcoming to all Members is essential to creating an environment that is both fun and uplifting.

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The Apartment Advantage!

Tue, Dec 07 2010 at 02:57pm

The Apartment Advantage!  

 Having now been involved in the development of 3 apartment style Retirement living settings I am more convince than ever that for many people it is clearly a better option than detached cottage style homes.   There was a time when the ‘condo-style’ retirement living option made the most sense – but today the financial and social advantages of Apartment Style living are just too compelling.   

 Today’s Active Senior is looking for a lot more than quality housing – they want to move to a setting that supports their lifestyle.   Today’s Active Senior wants to stay active, involved and engaged.   Apartment style living makes that possible at a cost that is far less expensive than single family/duplex designs can ever hope to be.   At MBCC Apartment Style Living doesn’t mean giving up space, it doesn’t mean giving up freedom, it doesn’t mean giving up anything other than the inherent isolation of living on your own.   You always retain your privacy but you gain an important access to community that is much more difficult to come by in a detached setting.  

 Winters become a time of coming together instead of a time that isolates one from neighbors.    Meeting Friends and making new Friends is as easy as stopping by to check on your mail or by sitting down in the Bistro for lunch.   Future friends and neighbors are there when you want them – but your privacy is still respected.

 Many of our Members compare living at MBCC to be similar to their experience of going on a luxury ocean Cruise.    The many amenities are all under one roof, unlike most condos you know who your neighbors are and you choose to get as involved (or not) as you choose.    Just like a Cruise --- dining is taken very seriously but yet is friendly and not formal. 

 Apartment Living should also be far more affordable than detached cottages and offer the predictability of having all services included such as heat, lights, hot water, water & sewer, telephone, cable TV, internet, insurance, taxes and emergency call.   The availability of a heated garage is a true luxury when you are in the middle of a New Hampshire winter.   Apartment living isn’t about what you give up --- it is all about what you gain!    While we are extremely proud of our Apartments and hope you will consider us --- I very much recommend that no matter which retirement community that you look at – that you take a very close look at their apartments instead of their cottages.   The number to call for more information is 279-1500!

 

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