Not everyone can be a caregiver. Caregivers must be tough as nails, but sensitive and empathetic. They must be zealous advocates who can also work well with others. They must tend to their loved ones without neglecting their own care needs. It’s a tightrope to walk, and sooner or later, just about every caregiver feels like they might fall off. If you need caregiver resources in Howard County, Maryland, you might not know where to look. Here are some great options.
Luxury senior living in Fort Worth, Texas, centers your needs. The right senior living community offers customizable amenities and a roster of activities that cater to your interests and support you to cultivate new skills. Here’s what you can expect from a luxury senior living community — and how to choose the right community for your needs.
Situated just between Atlanta and the Blue Ridge mountains, Cherokee County is a little-known gem of a place to retire. It merges suburban convenience with scenic views and offers easy access to Atlanta without all the traffic. No matter what you like to do, there’s something here for you — and your kids, grandkids, and friends. Here are the best resources for senior citizens in Cherokee County, Georgia.
Arbor Terrace of Herndon is excited to host a grand re-opening celebration on March 21. Renovations are finally complete after waiting for a few months, and we can’t wait to reveal them!
We will be highlighting the history of Herndon with Captain William Lewis Herndon visiting us. We’ll also have big band entertainment and heavy hors d'oeuvres. So put on your dancing shoes, enjoy the food and mingle! You're sure to have a wonderful time and you'll get to see and learn more about this Arbor Terrace community.
Dementia is an unpredictable group of conditions that can be confusing for caregivers and seniors alike. Though dementia does get progressively worse with time, that progression is neither linear nor predictable. Most seniors have good days and bad days. Some remain healthy and independent for many years. Others progress very quickly. Even more frustrating, the course of the disease can change with time. A senior who is healthy and independent today could begin rapidly declining tomorrow.
Now that you’re ready to retire, you deserve a retirement that’s comfortable, fun, and suited to your values and lifestyle. The right independent senior living in Canton, Georgia, can help you realize your retirement dreams in a safe, thriving city that offers easy access to Atlanta, Athens, and the Blue Ridge mountains. Here’s how to choose the perfect community for your needs.
Your senior loved one has worked hard. They deserve the retirement of their dreams. Columbia, Maryland offers endless opportunities for a fun and engaged retirement. It consistently ranks among the nation’s best places to live, and in 2016, Money named it the best small city in the entire nation.
Georgia is one of the fastest-aging states in the nation, with a retirement-aged population that increased nearly 50 percent over the past decade. If you're contemplating a move to Gwinnett County, Georgia, or already living here, it’s a great place to retire. World-renowned hospitals such as Emory University Hospital are just a short drive down 85 in Atlanta. You’ll have access to Atlanta’s active cultural scene while remaining in Gwinnett’s slightly quieter and slower-paced suburban setting.
Like every other stage of life, the transition to life as a senior is full of twists and turns, triumphs and anxieties. Many seniors feel more confident than ever before and relish the chance to pass on their wisdom to the next generation. They know who they are and what they like. Many also struggle with the wear and tear of time on their bodies. Nearly half of all seniors over 65 say they need help with an activity of daily living, such as bathing or cooking. Loved ones often step in to offer that support. Yet for many seniors, aging has opened up new and unmet needs that erode quality of life. Assisted living can meet a senior’s unmet needs while preserving their independence. If you’re searching for assisted living in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, here’s where to start.
Fulton county is the most populous county in Georgia, with more than a million residents. It’s also geographically diverse, extending from the heart of downtown and midtown Atlanta and up into the Alpharetta suburbs. With so many options for entertainment, so many different places and ways to live, and easy access to a veritable cornucopia of resources, it’s also a great place to live. As the nation’s most rapidly aging city, Atlanta is a great place to meet, network, and form lasting relationships with other seniors. Here’s why assisted living in Fulton county might be the perfect choice.
Herndon, Virginia, is a great place to retire. With a low poverty rate, high property values, and exceptional quality of life, more and more seniors are flocking to this temperate region. Herndon’s springs boast colorful blossoms and luscious trees. The summer is warm but not scorching, and the cool season is relatively mild, usually with just one or two snowfalls.
At least 5.7 million Americans are currently living with dementia. So although dementia can feel profoundly isolating, you’re not alone. Numerous memory care communities are scattered across the country. If you live in Alpharetta or another part of metro Atlanta, you have access to some of the best memory care communities in the country, as well as exceptional hospitals. Emory University’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, for example, is just down the road.
As home to nearly 120,000 seniors over 65, Dallas-Fort Worth offers a wide range of senior resources and activities. The senior population is rapidly growing, with senior centers and other resources springing up across the region. Check out the Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Active Senior Adult Programs (ASAP) to connect to a senior center and massive list of activities near you.
The transition to senior living is filled with uncertainty. Some seniors worry about being “put away somewhere,” left in a place “full of old people,” or endlessly bored. However, today’s senior living communities are nothing like what seniors fear. They’re active, engaged collectives of seniors who want to lead joyful and engaged lives while remaining as independent as possible. Senior living offers relief from the stress of home ownership, companionship instead of loneliness, and a gorgeous home from which to launch the retirement of your dreams.
Morris County, New Jersey, is a central location with easy access to Philadelphia, New York, Westchester, and more. It’s also a bustling location in its own right, featuring a wide range of senior-friendly activities. The senior population is rising, and was just above 16 percent according to the 2018 census. Housing values are increasing, and crime is low. So whether you’re contemplating a move or assessing whether Morris County is the place for you for the long term, this exceptional region could offer the retirement of your dreams.
If you or someone you love needs help with daily activities such as bathing, cooking, or cleaning, assisted living is a great option. The right assisted living community preserves your loved one’s independence and health by giving them the help they need. This can reduce injuries, help your loved one feel less alone, and give you peace of mind. Here’s what to consider as you begin your search.
The search for dementia care in Burlington County, New Jersey, can be difficult. Most people hope never to have to seek dementia care. Admitting that your loved one needs more care than you can offer can be immensely painful. Yet the right dementia care community can be a revelation. It alleviates the stress and guilt that often comes with caregiving, keeps your loved one safe, and ensures your loved one remains as social and engaged as possible.
More than 30,000 assisted living communities serve seniors across the United States. Though these communities exist in every region and neighborhood, few people know much about them until they begin researching options for a senior they love. The right memory care community can make a world of difference for seniors. Memory care offers activities that enhance the quality of life of seniors with dementia, while keeping them safe. Seniors remain active and social for longer, retaining a sense of purpose even in the face of memory loss.
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.
Children and seniors can learn a lot from one another. Children connect seniors to the future, remind them of the simple joys of youth, and love without judgment. Seniors offer children wisdom, gentle encouragement, and an understanding of how we are all rooted in the past. Yet bridging generational gaps can prove difficult. Music allows people of all ages to connect, even without speaking. Last January, Arbor Terrace at Crabapple began connecting children and seniors through the Giving Tree Intergenerational Preschool Program.
Seniors who are ready to begin the next chapter of their lives in Kingwood will find a vibrant, active community of seniors awaiting. Before packing up and moving out, however, seniors have to figure out which senior living option will be best for them, both today and in the future.
Arbor Terrace Morris Plains has been nominated for the 2018 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards in the Assisted Living category! Arbor Terrace and fellow nominees will be judged on the following criteria:
Design & Aesthetics
Amenities, Lifestyle & Wellness
The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards recognize cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Their mission is to celebrate unique projects and companies that are improving the lives of seniors through innovative design. A team of expert panelists from the senior living industry will judge the entries, and the winners will be announced in December on the Senior Housing News website.
“The annual SHN Architecture & Design Awards continue to attract the most exciting projects in senior housing from across the U.S. and around the world,” said George Yedinak, founder of Senior Housing News. “Senior living owners, operators and developers are working with world-class architects and designers to create the next generation of senior living.”
On the evening of November 28th a sheep family was torn apart. It is very sad to report that Momma Mo was taken from the front pasture at Arbor Terrace of Herndon. It was reported by Maintenance Director Scott J. around 10:30 pm. "Did someone move the sheep?" he wrote in an email to the Arbor management team. "Nope not me, is it not there? Julie responded. "Oh no...don't tell me what I think you're about to tell me" replied Michele the Business Manager and also the biggest fan of our sheep.
Over the past decade, the lush greenery, ample hunting and fishing, and increasing access to modern conveniences in Canton have fueled a population explosion. Cherokee County is now the fastest growing county in the greater metro Atlanta region. With more than 15% of Canton’s population over the age of 50, this region is an ideal retirement spot, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends and foster nascent romances.
Although it’s technically a suburb of New York City, Mountainside, New Jersey is a small town at heart, with a population of just 6,835 and very low growth. Seniors who settle in Mountainside like the quiet vibe, easy access to New York, and active community life. They’re a diverse group with a wide range of interests and needs. And there’s a senior living solution to fit each one of them.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are serious health concerns in this country. As reported by the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.5 million Americans have the disease; that number is expected increase to 7.1 million by 2025.
Arbor Terrace at Crabapple Community Team Spotlight: Rachael Phiri
The Arbor team’s commitment to senior care is unrivaled. Their passion is clear in everything they do. Many of our team members have been with us for years, or even decades. We recruit excellent, compassionate people, and then we do all we can to keep them. Rachael Phiri is a med tech, resident assistant, and preceptor at Arbor Terrace at Crabapple. Her quiet commitment to unparalleled care exemplifies everything that makes Arbor great.
Canton, Georgia, is located less than an hour away from the bustling metropolis of Atlanta. Canton merges picturesque southern living with the convenience of a large city nearby. Canton is experiencing a population surge, with growth more than doubling between 2000-2010. If you love the idea of a rural retirement but don’t want to be too far away from the big city, this historic town could be the perfect choice for you. Senior living in Canton offers picturesque natural beauty, the chance for numerous historic trips, and ready access to all the conveniences of Atlanta.
Assisted living in Dacula, Georgia, supports seniors to remain as independent as they can for as long as they can. The right community boasts a wide range of activities, excellent food, plenty of chances to spend time with friends and family, and relief from loneliness and isolation. Perhaps that’s why seniors live longer, happier lives in senior communities.
If you’re weighing your options for assisted living in Dacula, here’s what you need to know.
Pompano Beach, Florida provides an abundance of resources and activities for seniors. From the Hillsboro Lighthouse to Meals on Wheels of South Florida, this town is an exceptional place for senior living. To make senior living even easier for you in Fort Worth, we've gathered all of this information and put it into one convenient location.
Fort Worth, Texas provides an abundance of resources and activities for seniors. From the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to Sixty & Better, this town is an exceptional place for senior living. To make senior living even easier for you in Fort Worth, we've gathered all of this information and put it into one convenient location.
Arbor Terrace Mountainsideis excited to host a Luminaria Ceremony on November 7 to honor those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. Over the years, we've seen that memory loss means something different to everyone. We thought is was important to find a special way to share these unique stories, as well as pay tribute to a cause that we hold so close to our hearts.
During the event, we will light individual luminaria bags for those who suffer from memory loss, share each person's unique journey, and create lasting memories among family and friends.
If you would like to honor or remember a loved one during the event, you may purchase a luminaria bag for $10. All proceeds will be donated to Alzheimer's New Jersey. It is not required that you attend the event to participate.
Arbor Terrace San Jose recently threw a party for an extra special resident, Mada Allen, as she celebrated her 105 birthday. There was plenty of cake, live music, and decorations to make the celebration an extra special one!
Big decisions don't have to be made in a day, and that includes deciding on a senior living option. At the Arbor Company, our commitment is to give you all the resources you need to make YOUR right decision—at a pace that is best for you. There's no time better than now to start thinking about it and determine if senior living is the right step for your family.
The party will be a fun, "Down the Shore" theme. We’re transforming our community into all of the Shore’s best destinations: Cape May, Seaside, Wildwood, Atlantic City, Ocean City and Asbury Park. Get ready to play fun games, enjoy live entertainment, eat some great food, sip on tasty drinks and meet lots of people! You're sure to have a great time "down the shore" and you'll get to see and learn about this Arbor Terrace community for yourself.
In 2014,more than 800,000 seniors lived in senior living communities. If you’re considering a transition to senior living, Pompano Beach is a great place to retire. With dozens of senior living communities available, you’re sure to find one that meets your needs and improves your quality of life.
The party will be a fun, Cirque Du Soleil theme, complete with a fortune teller, an aerialist, different acts by amazing performers and so much more! We are going all out here because we are so excited to share our amazing community with you. Get ready to eat some great food, enjoy themed cocktails and mingle with a bountiful of people! You're sure to have a wonderful time and you'll get to see and learn about this new Arbor Terrace community for yourself.
Arbor Terrace Naperville’s Grand Opening Celebration was the cat’s meow! The spectacular 1920s Chicagoland-themed event kicked off with a ribbon cutting to celebrate months of hard work building the state-of-the-art senior living community with amenities for assisted living, independent living, and memory care residents.
Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, less than an hour south of the Georgia border, Jacksonville, Florida, offers residents of all ages a vibrant atmosphere chock-full of things to do and experience. Similar to many other Florida cities, Jacksonville boasts a rather large population of older adults. In fact, recent estimates place more than 100,000 adults over the age of 60 in the heart of Jacksonville.
Fortunately, the city of Jacksonville is committed to serving their senior residents. If you, or someone you love, are living in the area, and are affected by memory loss, you can rest assured that you have plenty of helpful resources and services right in your backyard. Here are just a few to get you started:
Everyone who attended the Grand Opening of The Arbor at BridgeMill agreed that they had hit the jackpot. In keeping with the James Bond inspired Casino Royale theme, men sported tuxedos, and women worn sparkly long gowns. Guests spent time playing at the gambling tables, sipping from champagne goblets while marveling at the beauty of the decorations and the living spaces of the newly opened Arbor community.
The Arbor at BridgeMill encourages caregivers of loved ones with dementia to come join their support group. This group meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. and helps by offering guidance, sympathy and coping strategies. Bring your loved one with you and our staff will be happy to help them enjoy the amenities while you attend the group meeting.
Senior living in Herndon, Virginia, offers the best of all worlds. You’ll enjoy life in the much-coveted Fairfax County, Virginia. You’ll have ready access to D.C., without all the traffic that comes with living in the District. And perhaps best of all, you won’t have to worry about the seemingly endless demands of homeownership. If you’re considering a switch to a more carefree retirement, here’s what you should know about independent living—and what you can expect from the transition.
Hurricane Harvey was a scary event for the Kingwood, Texas, community. It gave Arbor Terrace at Kingwood Town Center a chance to show our commitment to resident safety at all times and in all circumstances. Our property was devastated by the hurricane, but thanks to the diligent efforts of our caring staff, we safely evacuated all residents. Our residents moved to temporary communities, where we kept up with them and ensured they were thriving. But now, they’re coming home.