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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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Aquatics Program a Success!

Wed, Nov 24 2010 at 09:08am

This morning my WEZS AGING WELL Radio Show Guest was LuAnn Martin, Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Instructor at MBCC.   LuAnn is a Certified Aquatics Instructor and runs a program in our 91 degree pool that is open to the public at a very modest charge.   LuAnn reports that her participants quickly find that they have reduced pain, increased flexibililty and range of motion, better, more relaxed sleep, increaseed energy, improved outlook and improved oveerall health status.  For LuAnn this is not theory -- she has Arthritis/Fibromyalgia and is sharing with her students what she finds has worked so well for herself.  LuAnn has another 6 week series of classes starting in December and all who are experience joint problems of anykind are encouraged to take part.  

Some things to remember:

-   You don't need to be able to swim (the pool is only 4 foot deep)

-   You are welcome to wear your eye glasses and hearing aides

-   You don't even get your hair wet

-   Locker Rooms are provided

And Please know that we are a 'Judgment Free Zone' -- It doesn't matter what kind of shape you think you are in or not in -- you are welcome here!

Need help finding a Swim Suit?  LuAnn has all the contacts to make that easy and is glad to help you.    There is no reason not to give it a try!

Just call 279-1500 to make arrangements.

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