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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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10,000 New Retiree's!

Wed, Dec 29 2010 at 04:55pm

10,000 New Retiree’s Every Day!

 

Starting in 2011 we are going to see an explosion of people reaching the age of 65 – and that explosion is going to continue unabated for almost 20 years!    Some call it the ‘Graying of America’ as we evolve from a youth oriented culture to one that is much more mature. 

This was also the last Show of 2010  which meant that we needed to do a little looking back and a little looking ahead.

 

Looking back over this past year we find that Elders have been hit hard.   Although the reports say that there has not been any inflation – those reports were not written by anyone who buys gas or who takes prescription drugs or who buys groceries.     Discretionary spending by retirement age people has decreased fueling the need for many formerly ‘retired’ people to return to the workplace in order to make ends meet.   Add to all this the fact that as we get older we tend to require more medical care and we find significantly increased costs without a corresponding increase in earning. 

 

Looking forward we are pinning our hopes on improvements in the real estate and the stock market.   There are some very hopeful signs out there and we want to believe that recent improvements are truly sustainable and not just a ‘flash in the pan’.

 

The most important trend coming up:     These newly minted Retired People are going to demand and expect a level of flexibility and personal service that is not at all characteristic of old style retirement communities.   Boomers are not typically going to be too excited about signing up for life at a continuing care retirement community.   We recognized this trend early at Meredith Bay Colony Club and that is why Member (or their estates) always get 100% of their Membership Fee back!

 

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