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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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A Fresh Look at Assisted Living Activities

Mon, Jan 10 2011 at 03:59pm

A Fresh Look at Assisted Living Activities…………

 

Last Wednesday on our Radio Show ‘Aging Well’ we welcomed Cindi Minor, MBCC’s Director of Activities as our special Guest.  In talking with Cindi it became clear that she takes a wonderfully fresh approach towards Activities.   Cindi brings a freshness to her position by virtue of not having come from a healthcare background.   Cindi noted that her approach is based on helping to develop and nurture relationships – not only between Members and Staff --- but between Members.   It is obvious to me how Cindi’s approach constantly creates opportunities where Members really enjoy coming together.   Her’s is not a ‘high tech’ approach --- but rather a ‘high touch’ approach that is appreciated by all.

 

 

Alzheimer’s support  -- along with other sources of memory loss – present special challenges – but you would never know it to watch Cindi at work.   She doesn’t focus on what someone cannot do – but instead she concentrates on all the many things that someone can do and enjoy.  I don’t want to at all minimize how tragic Alzheimer’s (and related) diseases are --- but most often there is plenty of opportunity (with Cindi’s help) to find ways to have fun!  

 

Specialized help for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and for those in need of Memory Support at The GARDENS only begins with our state-of-the-art secure and safe environment.   It continues with our commitment to what we call Celebrating the Moments --- finding those multiple opportunities each and every day that can bring a smile.   

 

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