The Good Life
For those exploring long-term options
The Greens at Cannondale
With the philosophy that the present day’s older adults should enjoy more opportunities than ever before, The Greens at Cannondale not only offers residents top-notch living facilities, but also provides numerous social programs and activities. Tucked away in a lush valley, with rich landscaping and walking paths, The Greens resident buildings range from studios to two-bedroom apartments, each including a kitchenette and spacious shower. Health care is provided on a 24-hour basis, with a dedicated and certified staff. Conveniently, Wilton Meadows Health Care Center sits on the same campus as The Greens. With a memory support program, the Campus of Care in Wilton works directly with The Greens, developing practices to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease and other stages of dementia, helping residents with memory loss stay connected to themselves and others. The Greens at Cannondale knows the memory-loss situation well, with 14 years of experience assisting men and women with varying degrees of memory loss. Their new Memory Assessment Center is free to the community and provides a thorough evaluation, alleviating anxiety and providing practical suggestions. Also on the campus, The Greens offers reading rooms, a country store, fitness centers, a beauty salon, and a barbershop. The restaurant dining options are also plentiful. Finally, with numerous social activities, The Greens sponsors programs such as live musical performances, bingo, and outings to nearby towns.
Kimball Farms Nursing
Kimball Farms Nursing Care Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, is a recent recipient of the prestigious 2013 Gold Quality Award, recognizing its excellence in care, planning, management, customer focus and more. This 74-bed facility has both private and semi- private accommodations, each with its own bath. They have a beauty/barber shop as well as a library for your convenience and enjoyment. The staff also provides every patient with a seven-day-a-week activity schedule. This activity schedule provides each patient with a variety of different recreational activities to keep you mentally, spiritually, and physically active regardless of what your level of mobility is. Kimball Farms offers rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, long-term care and respite visits. The long-term residents are the heart and soul of Kimball Farms’ community. The nurses and other staff become family to the patients and the number one goal is to keep each patient as independent as possible for as long as possible. A respite visit also allows for the main caregiver to go on vacation or travel for business while knowing their loved one will be in the caring hands of Kimball Farms. A respite visit includes all of the amenities of a long-term visit and also provides a nice change of pace for the loved one.
This highly coveted retirement destination provides residents with a choice of living settings within a community environment. Sprawled across 136 acres in Redding, members have a choice of independent living, assisted living or a setting with skilled nursing. Life at Meadow Ridge is far from uneventful. Onsite, members can partake in art classes, book group discussions, and bridge games or simply sit in the village square. Popular as it should be, this large square is the heart of the Meadow Ridge community with its three-story atrium and quasi-European amenities like outdoor café tables. Here, members enjoy breakfast and tea while a free moving brook snakes its way through the atrium and a waterfall splashes nearby. Offsite, members have taken trips to New Haven, Westport, New York City, Boston, Newport, and amazingly, even, a sailing trip to Antarctica. With all these activities, it is easy for members to find their own niche.
Lifecare Retirement Community
Located on 22 beautiful acres of countryside and recently celebrating its service of 25 years, Pomperaug Woods is designed to complement the style of New England architecture. They offer a wide variety of different floor plans to accommodate everyone’s needs and every apartment has a walk in shower and closet. When you become a resident of Pomperaug Woods you receive an automatic membership to the Southbury Health and Fitness Center and a golf membership to the Heritage Village Country Club. They offer everything such as yoga, aerobics, Pilates, tennis, racquetball, heated indoor and outdoor pools, steam room, cardio and weight training, and even a Jacuzzi. The Southbury Health and Fitness Center is located just down the street from Pomperaug Woods so all residents have easy access to the facility. Pomperaug Woods also offers weekly activities such as creative arts classes, bridge games, happy hour, afternoon teas, discussion groups, concerts and live entertainment and many more. Cats, dogs, fish, and birds are all welcome at Pomperaug Woods to make it feel even more “just like home”. When it comes to health care they offer assistance-in living, skilled nursing and long-term care, nursing services, social services, therapeutic recreation and several other services to make your living experience at Pomperaug Woods the best and most comfortable that it can be.
The Village at the Waveny
Waveny in New Canaan understands how important it is to find the right balance between familiarity, structure, and autonomy when selecting an appropriate assisted living residence for a loved one with memory loss. Residents at The Village benefit immediately from its unique, secure, and comfortable setting. Featuring its award-winning “ Main Street” replica of a quaint New England town, The Village at Waveny Care Center is specifically designed for people with memory loss and serves as a benchmark of excellence around the world. Its professional and caring staff provides advanced therapeutic care available for memory enhancement and is dedicated to making every day a special one for each resident. A licensed nurse and certified nursing assistants are on site around the clock. Short-term respite guests are welcome for a long weekend or a visit lasting for a month or longer. Like all residents, respite guests enjoy all amenities, including a private apartment, personal care, meals and therapeutic, social, recreational and spiritual activities. Achieving the highest rating, The Village is among an elite group of assisted living facilities to have earned the Joint Commission’ s Gold Seal of Approval. Residents of The Village also benefit from having priority access to Waveny Care Network’ s comprehensive continuum of healthcare services, programs and professional resources. This includes on-site physical, occupational and speech rehabilitative therapies, a geriatric evaluation clinic, a wonderful skilled nursing facility and more.
The Gardens Assisted Living
The mission at The Gardens Assisted Living in Danbury is to enhance the independence and quality of life of each resident. This is achieved by providing a safe and secure residential community; caring on-site staff; personal care services; program opportunities that meet the social, spiritual and recreational needs of the residents; and superior physical amenities and services at an affordable rate. Owned by a well-known surgeon, Dr. Henry Blansfield, the Gardens offers many things to make their residents as comfortable as possible. Maintaining independence is a primary goal and each resident is given his or her own personally appointed apartment. Individuals at The Gardens can attend religious services in the chapel as well as coffee socials, exercise classes, painting classes, and pet therapy. Trips to local museums, restaurants, plays, and seasonal sight-seeing spots are also common for residents.
Located on over 50 acres of land in Rye, The Osborn is one of Westchester County’s most refined retirement communities. With spacious apartments and garden homes to choose from, The Osborn offers both independent senior living and assisted living with skilled nursing care. The Osborn also provides memory loss care, respite care, and short-term rehabilitation on both a residential and outpatient basis. Besides onsite care, The Osborn’s services are provided in private homes. The independent living option has three separate dining venues offering fine and casual meal options. There are also several libraries, an indoor pool, and a game room. The services available consist of weekly housekeeping, laundry, transportation, and maintenance.
Keeping its seniors active and engaged is the goal of Ridgefield Crossings and they complete this goal by holding stimulating events for the mind, body and soul of every resident. From concerts, book discussions and food demonstrations for the mind to the fitness center and healthy meals for the body to spiritual programs and support groups for the soul, Crossings has something for every senior. Crossings offers an assisted living lifestyle as well as memory care and respite care. The assisted living is for more independent seniors who get outstanding service while having the comfort of living in their own, private apartment. Other services include restaurant-style dining and local transportation services, among others. The memory care lifestyle choice is for families looking for a dedicated staff who can accommodate the needs of people with varying degrees of memory loss. Services include a safe, pleasant neighborhood setting, personal care and specially trained staff. Crossings also offers a short-term care option for people looking for a place to recharge from a longer stay at a rehabilitation center or perhaps from a hospital. These residents enjoy the same exceptional care as the other residents.
Kent Specialty Care Center
The Kent offers a wonderful setting for short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care. The Kent is one of the few specialty care centers in the area that provides short-term rehabilitation, long-term care, and memory care. The Kent’s environment is very warm and homelike which helps provide a better atmosphere for patients to receive compassionate and focused care. The Kent Center’s caring and skilled staff includes nurses, certified nursing assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, dietary managers and a social worker. This diverse and dedicated staff is there to provide any kind of assistance a patient may need. The Kent has a special memory impairment unit that includes specialized life enrichment activities that are designed to allow maximum freedom while being safe and supportive.
Laurel Ridge Health Care Center
At Laurel Ridge in Ridgefield, staff members are selected for their skill, sensitivity, and sincere enjoyment of helping others. For long-term residents each has a team of specialists who create a plan of care that is tailored precisely for his or her needs. Their team of specialists includes rehabilitation,
nursing, recreation, and dietary and social services. Laurel Ridge wants to make sure that every patient’s needs are fulfilled. Their patient’s lifestyles are filled with lively
conversation, companionship and a wide variety of cultural, social and educational activities. Laurel Ridge also offers 24-hour nursing care, physician services, recreation, selective menu planning and nutritional counseling, dentistry, optometry, hospice, and several other services to make your stay at Laurel Ridge more comfortable. Laurel Ridge also offers therapeutic rehabilitation to focus on greater independence and self-fulfillment for each resident.