Senior living communities are meant to be a place where seniors can enjoy life, but without healthy socialization, they often end up feeling isolated and lonely. That's why Arbor Terrace Basking Ridge prioritizes building meaningful relationships for our assisted living, Bridges Neighborhood, and memory care residents.
It’s also why we’re excited to share our interview with Talia Montone, Engagement Director at Arbor Terrace Middletown, who discusses her passion for helping seniors socialize and thrive through a personalized approach. Watch now!
Fostering a Sense of Community Among Residents
Studies have shown that seniors who are socially connected have a lower risk of depression, dementia, and other health issues. Engaged seniors also have a higher quality of life, a sense of purpose, and a greater sense of belonging.
So, what does Arbor Terrace Basking Ridge do to engage residents? Here are some ways:
1. Offer a variety of activities
We offer a range of activities to cater to different interests and abilities. This could include group exercise classes, art classes, book clubs, and social events, such as dances, game nights, or fundraising walks.
2. Encourage input and participation
Every month, the engagement team holds an activity planning meeting to see what residents want to do and care about. We also encourage residents to plan their own events or start new clubs based on their interests.
3. Create opportunities for socialization
Socialization is crucial for seniors, so we focus on creating opportunities for them to interact with others in big and small ways. This includes services and amenities like communal dining areas, group outings, or even just sitting areas where residents can gather and chat.
4. Celebrate milestones and accomplishments
We love to celebrate residents' milestones and accomplishments, whether it's a birthday, anniversary, or a personal achievement. These celebrations help residents feel valued and appreciated while fostering meaningful connections with neighbors and staff.
5. Incorporate technology
Technology can be a valuable tool for engagement. From computer classes and online games to social media community pages, we help residents stay connected.
Have Fun and Make New Friends in Retirement
At Arbor Terrace Basking Ridge, engagement isn’t just about keeping our residents busy — it’s about helping them live a fulfilling, joyful life. That’s why we take a comprehensive approach to helping seniors maintain an active lifestyle, from offering many different options and encouraging input to creating socialization opportunities around every corner.
Schedule a free guided tour of Arbor Terrace Basking Ridge and discover why residents love our events, activities, and clubs!