Shrewsbury, Community News A World Kindness Day Food Drive
In commemoration of this year’s World Kindness Day, a global day set apart on Nov. 13, 2020, to inspire intentional acts of kindness, Arbor Terrace of Shrewsbury partnered with Lunch Break Food Pantry located in nearby Redbank, N.J.
Assisted living Does Your Mom Need Assisted Living in Tinton Falls? Read This
Are you wondering if your aging loved one is safe and happy at home? Many adult children and family members wonder if Mom needs assisted living, but most aren’t quite sure what to look for in order to make the best decision. Unfortunately, waiting too long to make the move to assisted living can result in emergencies or health crises at home. These unplanned hospital visits can lead to more complications, including a stop at skilled nursing for rehabilitation to build strength.
Shrewsbury, Community News A Special Graduation Celebration Served
When Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury kitchen server Alan Drake recently earned his diploma from Long Branch High School, his Arbor staff family was determined to serve him for once, with an unforgettable graduation celebration. With so many special ceremonies and family plans thwarted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff remained committed to the standard of putting people first. “Alan has been with us a year, and he’s worked so hard here and in school,” said Dena Dinsmore, Engagement director at Arbor Terrace. “As his Arbor family, we are proud of him and felt it was important to celebrate his accomplishment. Plus, we all felt terrible that he and other seniors were not able to have a formal [graduation] ceremony.” The graduation festivities, which included cake, decorations and a rendition of the traditional Pomp and Circumstance, were hosted as a surprise for Alan. The team even coordinated a way to have his cap and gown on hand, so Alan could don his graduation attire while walking in front of an audience. “This milestone means a lot to me,” said Alan, who plans to attend Brookdale College in the fall and major in business. “And I was overwhelmed and very grateful for how the staff chose to celebrate me.”
Families & Caregivers, Family Activities Things to Do with Your Grandchildren at Our Community
One of the best aspects of assisted living communities is the focus on socialization with peers and staff members. Seniors who feel connected to peers and social networks are generally more healthy both physically and emotionally, according to the National Institute on Aging. Fortunately, assisted living communities are designed to foster these supportive relationships between neighbors and caregivers, which can mean that moving to a senior living community has the potential to make residents healthier. At Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury, we create an environment and atmosphere that fosters connection, but not just between neighbors. We also encourage family involvement and simply love when we see grandchildren and great-grandchildren coming to visit their loved ones here. We know that research points to health benefits for grandparents who have a strong relationship with their grandkids and do our best to make our community feel welcoming to visitors of all ages. If you are wondering whether we offer enough activities that include grandchildren on our campus, here are just a few ideas of things you can do during your next visit.
The Grand Opening celebration of Arbor Terrace Shrewsbury was a night full of fun, games, friends, and good times. With more than 150 people in attendance, the energy was palpable, and we couldn’t think of a better way to reintroduce our community. Outside of the amazing community support, Arbor Company leaders Judd, Alyssa, Angel, and Sandy attended the celebration as well.
Dementia care has the power to improve the quality of life of seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia; the key is finding a dementia care facility in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, that emphasizes individualized care, socialization, and maintaining the functional ability of residents.
Most families in Tinton Falls use a combination of dementia care options to meet the changing needs of a loved one as dementia progresses. Family members might provide the bulk of care early on. Later, as care needs become more advanced, family caregivers often look for a long-term dementia care provider.