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 Mountainside.


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. Jay Kraus shared this heartwarming message, “I feel that my Dad is in a well cared for, safe environment. The entire staff is wonderful and glad to be part of the Arbor family, so is my Dad. He is happy and I am very pleased.”

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 Lynn Demarsico’s are reassuring to families. She shared, “If you're looking for assisted living care for your loved one, I would consider Arbor Terrace Mountainside. Arbor Terrace is a beautifully designed, cozy, loving, safe environment where you will enjoy visiting your loved ones time and time again. Also, there is a charming garden area to walk and sit with your families and loved ones.”


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. Anne Pagnoni shared her loved one’s experience, “Such a wonderful community! The location is ideal, and the amenities are second-to-none.”


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.

Susan Blanco, a family member, shared this review, “My mother was in a different community before arriving at Arbor Terrace. We have been so pleased with the beautiful environment, the caring staff, and the range of activities. My mom has made many friends; Arbor Terrace has become home.”

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 Mountainside or schedule a tour, give us a call at 908-760-0599.

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