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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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Apples & Oranges

Wed, Dec 15 2010 at 12:20pm

Apples and Oranges

 This morning Stace Dicker-Hendricks was my guest on our Wednesday Morning Radion Show ‘Aging Well’.   Stace is the Community Director of Wesley Woods which is a not-for-profit independent retirement community located in Gilford.

 At Wesley Woods they focus on fostering a sense of community within a neighborhood of single detached and duplex cottages.   At Meredith Bay Colony Club we chose a large apartment based design that is complete with amenities, dining and the ready availability of Home Care and Assisted Living options. 

These are two very different options and the person who likes one will not be interested in the other.  If you really really want an apple you are not likely to take an orange – however good it might be – as an acceptable substitute.      For those people who come to me only wanting a detached cottage style option --- I always send them over to Wesley Woods because I know that they will be treated  well and that the Wesley Woods program represents a great value. 

 We also hope that not only will they refer to us those people who are in search of an apartment based option but that their Residents will also look to us for Home Care and Assisted Living care and services.  

 We could not be more proud of what we have to offer here at MBCC --- but we are practical to realize that one size does not fit all – and that different people for different reasons will prefer options that we do not have.    We can all be glad that we live where the best of both are close by – and work so well together.

 

 

 

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