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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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Transportation and Living at Home

Wed, Jan 12 2011 at 01:09pm

Transportation and Living at Home

 

On this morning’s Aging Well Radio Show on WEZS, the Community Action Program’s Transportation Mobility Manager Ms. Terri Paige brought us all up to speed on what is available in the Lakes Region.  

 

Each Senior Center has its own bus that is available to take those 60+ to appointments, shopping and to the Senior Center.   This is door-to-door service and all you need to do is to call a day in advance to make your reservation.  Call 527-7689 for Laconia and 279-5631 for Meredith.

 

In addition there is also the Winnipesaukee Transit System that runs from Laconia to Franklin and back again – and for this system there is no age requirement and all are welcome.   A very important change from days past is that they now can pick you up at your door – as long as you live within a quarter mile of the route – and that covers a very broad area……..  Now you do not have to wait on the street corner out  in the cold!   Call 528-2496

 

Everyone of their buses and vans is wheelchair accessible ---- this also means that you can take your scooter!   Not only is the bus a great way to save money --- it is also a great way to make new friends.   Why not give it a try!

 

Public based transportation is not just an economical way to get around.   For some people this kind of transportation is the key to fighting off social isolation.   Many people are staying in their own homes for longer times and choose to receive home delivered care.   This can be a great option – but it can also come at the expense of finding oneself to become very isolated socially.   That bus ride becomes an instant way to get connected with others and can be a very important to being able to enjoy staying in your own home – and not just get by.

At MBCC we respect the right of people to receive the care of their choice, by the provider of their choice and in the setting of their choice.  One size does not fit all and what might be best for you right now – might not work so well this time next year.   Our job is to provide options that are as affordable as they are flexible.   After all – having a choice you cannot afford is not a choice at all…………..

 

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