The decision to move into a senior living community is not always an easy one to make. Sometimes the decision has to be made on behalf of your loved one for their own safety. However, what may begin with hesitation can end up being one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.

It is understandable why your loved one may resist leaving the home they knew to live in an environment that is unfamiliar. However, we know that there are many pros to living in a senior living community, from safety to a sense of community to new friendships.

Through reviews from our residents and their loved ones, learn more about life at The Arbor at BridgeMill.


Sometimes it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone at home. Maybe the upkeep is too much or the home isn’t “aging-ready.” Maybe you’ve noticed signs of decline like missed medications and scorched pans. When this happens, a move into a senior living community is crucial for their safety and well-being.

A family member shared online, “The caregivers and communities at the Arbor are top notch and a huge blessing.” George Bickley continued, “We were trying to keep my parents in their home with in-home care services for months. It was not until we moved mom and dad into The Arbor that we realized how much care they were missing and how abundant care impacts senior adults. We are very thankful and at peace with the team supporting mom and dad.”


Senior living communities help build a sense of community. Our trained staff keeps residents engaged and maintains deep connections through shared interests and stories. Our community is modern and updated with cozy corners for reading, gardens, and dining rooms where residents eat together.

Resident John Avery shared with us, “It’s just like home! I’m pleased with my apartment and I enjoy lots of the activities.”

Stories like John’s aren’t uncommon. Melanie Bufford also shared this about the home-like feel, “The Arbor at BridgeMill is an awesome home with a real family to care for your loved ones. It’s a beautiful, peaceful home with lots of love. I feel so blessed to have my mom in a place like this. She loves it here!”


When thinking of a senior living community, some may remember visiting their grandparents in a nursing home. From pools and game rooms to libraries and cocktail lounges, this is not your great-grandma’s senior living.

The way we look at senior living has evolved and seniors are staying active now more than ever. In addition to modern and updated decor, senior living communities offer many amenities like housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation.

We think Cathy Barcroft’s review is spot on; “We find The Arbor at BridgeMill to be like a cruise ship that never leaves the dock! The lovely modern communities combined with a friendly atmosphere and great meals makes this a wonderful place to live and thrive. This location was our mom’s clear choice after viewing a number of different independent living communities.”


Seniors can be affected the most when it comes to isolation, especially while dealing with an ongoing pandemic. Due to increased isolation, seniors are reevaluating their living arrangements.

Senior living communities help seniors maintain and develop new relationships through common interests and planned activities calendar.

We understand how important being engaged and active is. Ruby Scripka shared a review about her mother’s experience; “My mother moved to an assisted living apartment at The Arbor in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic. The staff was very supportive and caring during a challenging time. During her stay, she was active in most every scheduled activity and interacted with the other residents often. The staff was excellent to work with and a few of the caregivers really became close to her. My mother was extremely social so she took advantage of everything The Arbor had to offer. It worked well for my mom. I highly recommend The Arbor at BridgeMill.”

There are many benefits to living in a senior living community. That’s why so many seniors are making the move!

If you would like to learn more about Arbor Terrace at BridgeMill or schedule a tour, give us a call at 770-691-0022!