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 Arbor Terrace Morris Plains.


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 important for their safety and well-being.

Knowing your loved one is safe and cared for is a tremendous relief for many family members. Irene Mead shared this heartwarming message, “My dad feels comfortable, safe, and at home at Arbor Terrace; and in watching the staff, procedures, and activities, I agree. What more could you ask for?”

Feels Like Home

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.

When considering a move to senior living, reviews like resident Millie Ninonuevo’s are reassuring to families. She shared, “Arbor Terrace is a beautiful place to live in. It feels like home and the staff are friendly and always helpful.” Another family member wrote, “I am very happy with the care my family member receives in a family, home-like setting.”


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 the modern and updated decor, senior living communities offer many amenities like housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation. Having a bit of extra help from the staff comes in handy. Christine O’Marra shared her loved one’s experience, “My dad has been at Arbor since its opening and despite losing my mother after the first year, he is 100% content. He often comments on how lucky he is to live in such a great place! He often refers to his aides and staff as his lovely angels.”


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.

Ed Sluke, a family member commented, “My mom has been at Arbor for five years. It's been so hard to watch her go through the different stages of dementia. However, I have said to everyone that has checked in on her status that she is always happy and engaged. She has always loved living there. This is all that we want for her. The entire staff is amazing, especially those aides that take care of the residents. They keep her engaged with tons of activities every day and are extremely caring. I really can't say enough good things about the facility. So happy we found Arbor Terrace Morris Plains!”

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 Morris Plains or schedule a tour, give us a call at 973-718-3636.

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