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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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Laconia Senior Center Radio Interview

Fri, Jan 28 2011 at 04:26pm

 

This week we welcomed Paul Weston who is the new Director of the Laconia Senior Center along with Kris Bregler who is the Community Action Program’s Assistant Director.    Paul shared with us all of the many programs that the Laconia Senior Center provides and encouraged all those who have not given it a try to come on down.  The Senior Center is conveniently located downtown next to the Stafford House, and across from the Post Office and also across from the Library.    Kris emphasized that in addition to a broad range of entertainment and educational programs that the Center also provide a wonderful lunch each day as well as transportation.   Interesting to note is that the Senior Shuttle provides door to door service.   All you need to do is to call 524-7689 to make your reservation.   Kris went on to explain that some 150 Meals on Wheels are delivered from the Center each day!   That is quite an accomplishment!   We are very fortunate in this area to have Senior Center like Laconia and in Meredith that are quite literally making a difference In people’s lives each and every day.

 

Why does Meredith Bay Colony Club support programs that help elders stay in their own home ---- perhaps instead of joining us?    The answer for us is easy and straightforward:

 

“We support the right of every elder to be able to receive the care and services of their choice, in the setting of their choice and by the provider of their choice.” 

 

That’s what we believe in why it makes it easy for us to be supportive of Senior Centers, VNA’s, Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers.   People deserve to have choices.    As a Continuing Care Retirement Community we offer multiple levels of care including Independent, Supportive Independent, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Day Only Services, and Home Care both on and off campus.   We do not in any way limit or restrict Members to using our services and we pride ourselves on maintaining great relationships with other providers.  

 

The Senior Center is not our competition --- they are our colleagues in helping to provide a wide variety of support options to retirement age people.  In the Laconia area if you need a ride, if you need a home delivered meal or if you want more information about all the many programs that the Center offers – Just give Paul a call at 524-7689

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