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Our residents typically have a personal connection to the Lakes Region (or want to).

Enjoy the daily beauty that the Lakes Region has to offer.

All the services and amenities you expect from a luxury retirement community

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An affordable Short Stay(respite) destination above any other.

Here we provide the setting for you to be just as busy as you want to be.

We cater to the active senior who wants freedom and convenience

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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!


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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Wed, Mar 14 2012 at 10:12am

I get asked all the time about what makes the Dining program at Meredith Bay Colony Club so successful.   While most often the questions come from prospective Members they also come from those working in other retirement communities.  


At MBCC we had a wonderful advantage in terms of being the newest not-for-profit continuing care and active senior living retirement community in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.   We had the perfect opportunity to create a great dining program – and that is just what we did!


Most recently I have been fielding a lot of questions about why some other retirement communities contract out their food service operations to outside vendors.   In the past I have hired outside vendors and along with having a close friend in that side of the business I believe I have both a knowledgeable and balanced perspective on the issue.  


Outside vendors generally sell themselves on their ability to save money and/or improve quality --- all the while making it easy for the facility’s management.  I don’t believe in management magic and when you add in an entirely new organization that not only needs to pay their management but also needs to generate a profit – how can that ever be anything but very expensive?


Now, I do not inherently object to outsourcing those things that are outside one’s area of core competence or that result in a reduction in capital expenditure.   Many communities outsource their grounds maintenance (MBCC does) because an outside contractor not only does the work – but they provide all the equipment as well.   We don’t need trucks and trailers and repair shops and the like.   As a Member of the Gunstock Commission we looked to outside food vendors because not only did they assume the capital cost of new equipment and remodeling – but they also brought a different kind of expertise.   Essentially the core competence of a ski area is a combination of snow and gravity --- but not food.


In creating MBCC we realized that Dining wasn’t something ‘extra’ to be done by the lowest bidder --- but an essential and critical part of the quality of life that we provide our Members.   Dining is a core competency that we would not trust to anybody else.  Our Dining provides the opportunity for our Members and their Guests to come together on a regular basis to socialize.   We pride ourselves on not only providing great variety, great service and unmatched quality but also in keeping our charges extremely reasonable making Dining at MBCC to be a daily part of life here instead of a special event.


We are proud of our Executive Chef Kurt Roessler and his Staff and cannot imagine them not being part of our overall Staff Team.   Other places might find a place for contract food service management and contract staffing ---- but not here at MBCC!


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