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Built on Meaningful Relationships

When seniors receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or another type of dementia, socializing with peers becomes even more vital for their well-being.

That's why our Gambrills early-stage cognitive decline program is designed to promote engagement.

We provide a range of social events and programs that encourage interaction and cognitive exercise. Your loved one will feel welcomed and connected to a community here.


Personalized Care and Encouragement

Our experienced staff prioritizes residents' holistic wellness to slow down cognitive decline. We work closely with you and your loved one to create a personalized care plan that meets their specific needs and preferences.

Additionally, we offer safe medication management services to alleviate any concerns about missed or doubled doses.

The Bridges neighborhood features stimulating exercises, classes, and events to engage both the body and mind. At Arbor Terrace, there are endless socialization opportunities.

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An Enriching Retirement Lifestyle

Isolation, overwhelm, worry — these feelings are common for seniors experiencing early-stage cognitive decline.

Living in our Bridges neighborhood gives your loved one a safe, nurturing space to build deep connections and enhance their well-being.

Our team will take care of housekeeping and maintenance, allowing your loved one to fully engage.

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What Engagement Means Around Here

At Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel, we're redefining retirement. We strive to provide a fulfilling lifestyle for every resident, regardless of their cognitive challenges. Our Bridges neighborhood offers access to an Engaged Lifestyle calendar brimming with meaningful activities and events:

Art and Education at Arbor Terrace Art and Education Stimulating the mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
Deep Connections Deep Connections Feeling connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here — things they never thought possible on their own.
Health and Wellness Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
Purposeful Living Purposeful Living At Arbor Terrace, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
Recreation and Leisure Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.
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Delicious Dining That Nourishes Connection

Every meal here is a chance for connection. Your loved one can enjoy chef-prepared dishes with friends or have coffee with a neighbor before yoga class.

Our award-winning dining program ensures that every dining experience is not only delicious but also promotes socialization and offers additional assistance if needed.

In our Bridges neighborhood, residents have three meals in the dining room each day and are encouraged to invite visitors by purchasing a ticket beforehand.

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Pursuing Interests and Passions

At Arbor Terrace, your loved one will always have options for leisure. They can take a stroll in our beautiful gardens or cozy up in the library with a good book. We also offer group excursions where residents can explore the local Gambrills area, try new restaurants, attend the theater, and more. Our goal is to help your loved one feel like themselves and provide the necessary support for them to pursue their interests.

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Enjoy Our Gambrills Community

Senior living in Gambrills offers small-town charm with the attractions of nearby Annapolis, MD.

Residents can experience a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment options with family and friends.

But it doesn't stop there. The surrounding area is a treasure trove of recreation. Your loved one can immerse themselves in nature among our scenic parks, trails, and golf courses.


Bridges Neighborhood Floor Plans

Experience the perfect blend of comfort, luxury, and convenience with our thoughtfully designed floor plans. We don't just offer apartments, we provide you with a home tailored to meet your unique needs. From cozy studios to one-bedroom apartments, each of our floor plans is designed to offer you the ultimate in comfort and convenience. You'll love coming home to Arbor Terrace.

The Calvert I

Studio | 1 Bath
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The Calvert II

Studio | 1 Bath
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The Calvert III

Studio | 1 Bath
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The Caroline - Evergreen - Shared

2 Bed | 1 Bath
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Frequently Asked Questions

Which types of apartment floor plans are available in the Bridges Neighborhood?

If you are considering moving to the Bridges neighborhood at Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel, you will need to decide on an apartment floor plan. The Bridges neighborhood provides two different floor plans: The Montgomery, which is a one-bed and one-bath apartment, and The Anne Arundel apartment, which is also one-bed and one-bath.

Before making your decision, it is always a good idea to schedule an in-person tour of the apartments.

At which stage should someone with dementia move into the Bridges Neighborhood in Gambrills, MD?

Unlike assisted living communities in Gambrills, MD, a Bridges neighborhood specializes in seniors who are in early-stage cognitive decline. The Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel Bridges neighborhood provides additional services that seniors may need, as well as caregivers who are educated in cognitive conditions.

If you have dementia, you should move into the Bridges neighborhood in the early stages of this condition. There, you will have access to cognitive work and staff who are educated in cognitive care and slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What’s the difference between a nursing home and the Bridges Neighborhood at Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel?

Nursing homes have a very clinical atmosphere where seniors can receive daily assistance and caregiving. Nursing homes are also equipped for rehabilitative care and can provide medical assistance.

This is different from the Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel Bridges neighborhood as it is designed for seniors with early onset cognitive decline. The atmosphere is much warmer and feels like home, allowing residents to live in their own apartments and have privacy.

Caregivers are specially trained in cognitive decline and can provide personalized assistance for each resident. Residents also have the independence to do as they like and socialize with others within the community. Residents can enjoy amenities like transportation, housekeeping, laundry, luxurious dining, and spa services.

How can the Bridges neighborhood be paid for?

The team at Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel can help seniors find the best ways to pay for the Bridges neighborhood. We can help you find different programs that cover certain bills and expenses so that this is a more affordable option.

For seniors who receive veterans benefits, this is a great program that can go towards paying for your caregiving expenses. Check out our cost calculator to compare your current costs with our care estimates.

What types of features are in place to keep residents safe in the Bridges neighborhood?

If you are experiencing cognitive decline from a condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia, the Bridges neighborhood is a great option. At Arbor Terrace Waugh Chapel, we provide all kinds of amenities and safety features for those with memory-related conditions.

At the Bridges neighborhood, you will have access to 24/7 caregivers and medical professionals in case you need anything. We also use a 24/7 system that helps us provide emergency medical care and assistance. Residents have access to a senior-friendly layout, daily amenities, customized health plans, and a secure living environment.

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