Cascade Creek

Anthem Memory Care Expands into Minnesota

With the number of people living with Alzheimer’s in Minnesota expected to rise by more than 20% in the first half of this decade, Anthem Memory Care is expanding into the state by opening a new community. Cascade Creek, located in Rochester, offers a physical layout, features and programming to promote purposeful living and wellness for those with cognitive-impairing diseases. Scheduled to open this summer, it brings to 12 the number of memory care communities Anthem operates in five states. Anthem Memory Care is based in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
“Cascade Creek is a resident-centered community where life revolves around close contact with people, meaningful activities, nature and the arts,” said Isaac Scott, CEO and principal of Anthem Memory Care. The company already has memory care communities in Illinois, Colorado, Kansas and California. “Since our organization opened in 2012, our sole focus has been on protecting, engaging and loving people living with memory loss through programming tailored to the individual.”

Cascade Creek provides 45 suites that can accommodate 50 residents in a building designed to encourage activity and connection with the outdoors. The two-story structure surrounds an exterior courtyard, with a second-floor patio overlooking it. Wide interconnected hallways enable residents to walk around the entire community without encountering frustrating physical barriers.
The community promotes interaction and purpose, with areas for residents to create art, work on public service projects, build woodcrafts at a workbench, gather for social, cultural and educational programs, and more. A country kitchen on the second floor serves as both a dining area and a place where those interested in cooking can assist in meal preparation and serving.

Technology is a hallmark of Cascade Creek, including the Vigil Memory Care System that equips each residence. Customized for individual safety needs, it can indicate residents’ precise locations within their suites and issue alerts if they may need rapid assistance. The community also offers the iN2L digital engagement system, providing personalized content that sparks conversation, interaction, learning and connection with family and friends.
“These technologies give our care team additional tools for providing the secure, stimulating and purposeful environment that is central to our mission,” said Anthem COO and principal Lewis McCoy.
The number of people in the state with dementia is anticipated to increase by 21.2% between 2020 and 2025, from 99,000 to 120,000, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

“As the need for high-quality memory care rises in Minnesota, Cascade Creek residents and families will be able to count on our commitment to innovation, excellence and providing understanding and significance to those with dementia,” Scott said.

Cascade Creek is located at 3530 Fairway Ridge Lane, SW, Rochester, Minnesota.

Exciting Changes Coming to The Residences at Thomas Circle

WASHINGTON, —  Renovations are officially underway at The Residences at Thomas Circle, a premier Senior Lifestyle living community located in downtown D.C. The community provides a variety of enjoyable lifestyle options for senior residents, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

To be completed spring 2021, the renovations will bring new life to several common areas of The Residences of Thomas Circle by adding a modern look to their memory care neighborhood, which serves residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The renovations will include a multi-purpose activity room, a living room, a den/library, and a main and private dining room. All of the renewed spaces will offer a warm, comforting, and neutral color palette with a contemporary twist and provide areas for current and future residents and their families to visit and enjoy time together. The rooms will incorporate rich and luxurious textures with sophisticated wooden furniture, plush seating and drapery, and contemporary artwork and lighting to create fresh and rejuvenated spaces for residents to feel at home and continue their activities while still receiving the care and services they need.

“The Residences at Thomas Circle has long seen the need to serve memory care residents in the District of Columbia. We now have an incredible space which will help these residents to benefit from needs-based amenities and greater socialization,” says Sena Quist, Executive Director of the Residences of Thomas Circle. “The additions focus on lifestyle stations designed to serve the needs of residents with dementia and memory-related loss. With team members trained as Certified Dementia Practitioners, we are proud to have a team who will help create an environment to ensure current and future residents live with dignity and the highest quality of care.”

The Residences at Thomas Circle renovations also include the expansion of the Memory Care neighborhood with 17 new apartment homes. Memory Care neighborhood residents benefit from Senior Lifestyle’s award-winning memory program, embrace Memory Care, which was created to assist residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s to find more joy and connection in their lives. The program is based on the latest memory research and forms daily rhythms for residents that allow more choice and independence in their days, such as choosing activities and menu items through visual cues. This program supports family members and friends in creating more meaning and connection in their visits through innovative programs and guided interactions. By building additional fully-furnished apartment homes, The Residence at Thomas Circle will be able to provide care for more seniors and their loved ones.

The Residences at Thomas Circle provides a friendly senior living environment with personalized care and comfortable, state-of-the-art amenities. The new expansion will create the need for additional team members, and more job opportunities will become available. With a location close to the finest monuments, museums, dining, and cultural experiences the country has to offer, it is no wonder Senior Lifestyle’s The Residences at Thomas Circle is the community of choice for many seniors.

About Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio exceeding 100 communities located throughout 27 states, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. For more information, visit www.seniorlifestyle.com.

Watercrest Senior Living Group Celebrates the Promotion of Michelle Miller to Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Watercrest Senior Living Group is thrilled to announce the promotion of Michelle Miller to Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sebastian, Fla.  Michelle will lead Pelican Landing as former Executive Director, Kim Sviben advances in her career to Watercrest’s Area Director of Operations.

Michelle joined the Watercrest family in 2019 as Assistant Executive Director of Watercrest St. Lucie West, where she successfully supported community growth and established strong relationships with her team and resident families.  During her leadership, Miller created a company-wide reputation for her enthusiasm, dedication, and embodiment of Watercrest’s commitment ‘to welcome, to care, to serve.’

“Michelle not only has years of nursing management and compliance experience, but she leads with a servant heart, always prioritizing her team and her community,” says Angela Bowden, Regional Director of Operations for Watercrest Senior Living Group. “With her excellent team building skills and infectious personality, we are confident Michelle will lead Pelican Landing with great success.”

Michelle brings 22 years of nursing experience to her role, as well as service in the U.S. Army where she spent four years in Military Intelligence as a Korean Linguist, Electronic Warfare Signal Interceptor Specialist.  As Executive Director of Pelican Landing, Michelle will maintain the community’s exceptional industry presence since being awarded ‘Best Assisted Living Community’ two years in a row by the Hometown News.

“Not since being in the military, have I felt the true camaraderie and family spirit that I feel at Watercrest,” says Michelle Miller. “Watercrest allows us to get to the heart of what really matters, our people, and gives us the opportunity to be collaborators carrying out a larger mission and honoring the residents with the best care possible.”

Ideally located at 13085 US Highway 1, Pelican Landing offers 63 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments with attractive accommodations and outstanding care. The neighboring area offers diverse retail and residential neighborhoods, the Sebastian River Medical Center, and a charming riverfront district with unobstructed views of the intra-coastal waterway.  For information, call 772-581-0366.

About Watercrest Senior Living Group
Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities, world-class care, and innovative memory care programming offering unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations management of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders.  For information, visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

Brookdale Welcoming Families Back into Communities

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — A little over a year after visitor restrictions were put into place as one measure to help protect residents from COVID-19, Brookdale communities across the country are now able to lift those restrictions to allow both outdoor AND indoor visits, subject to specific state guidance.

The applicable state regulatory agencies in the 43 states in which Brookdale operates have adapted guidance to align with the recently updated protocols from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and/or the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) allowing assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing facilities to loosen restrictions on visits. Assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing communities that meet the state specific requirements are beginning to let families and loved ones in for visits again!  Independent living communities that are not licensed by the state but which had restricted visits as a measure of protection have also lifted visit restrictions.

Brookdale President and Chief Executive Officer Lucinda “Cindy” Baier was pleased that more families can start to join their loved ones in their communities again. “Brookdale has worked hard to keep our residents engaged and connected with their families, even when visits were not possible, by increasing use of technology and employing new ideas such as window visits and car parades. But there is no substitute for an actual visit with loved ones right inside a Brookdale community, our residents’ home. We are thrilled to see families again connecting in person. We’re excited to move into this next phase, guided by the CDC, CMS, and the applicable state health authorities.”

States such as Rhode IslandWashington and Florida have already been able to schedule families for indoor visits. In some states, state health departments have updated guidance to allow for “brief contact.”

The week that Brookdale West Bay in Rhode Island resumed in-person visits, the state released new guidance allowing for hugs. Resident Hazel Slocum was left speechless when she got to hug her son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Lauren. “You done great kid,” said Phil as he hugged his mother for the first time in a year. Their story, and others, can be seen on this episode of NBC Dateline.

In Washington, in-person visits resumed at Brookdale West Seattle on March 22, 2021Adrienne Gregory’s daughter was able to visit for three hours and they were able to hug for the first time since March. Gregory remarked how, “it felt good to be together again.”

About Brookdale
Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Brookdale operates and manages independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities, with 726 communities in 43 states and the ability to serve approximately 64,000 residents as of December 31, 2020. The Company also offers a range of home health, hospice and outpatient therapy services to over 17,000 patients as of that date. For more Brookdale news, go to brookdalenews.com.

Dr. Michael Dambeck

Crest Pointe Introduces Physiatry Services, Earns 5-Star CMS Ratings

POINT PLEASANT, N.J.,  – Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Centerthis winter has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry Services under the direction of Michael Dambeck, DO. The Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility also recently earned 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – a testament to its next-level services and patient care.

Physiatry services – also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services – blend pain treatments and physical therapy with the goal to help patients avoid surgery. This physician-led, “whole body” approach at Crest Pointe centers on designing, coordinating and overseeing customized rehabilitation therapies for patients while managing their medical conditions, including co-morbidities. The program is tailored for individuals with a range of diagnoses and rehab needs.

Board certified in PM&R, Dr. Dambeck earned his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship in internal medicine at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Dambeck completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, where he was the chief resident.

Crest Pointe developed its Physiatry Services offering with Marquis Health Consulting Services, which supports the facility. “Crest Pointe’s Physiatry programming will maximize its rehab services and support the aim to ensure the best possible outcome for each patient,” said Marquis’ Pam Montemurno, regional director of market development. “Dr. Dambeck is known for his expertise in physiatry and will work closely with Crest Pointe’s dedicated on-site clinicians; the team is lucky to have him.”

Montemurno credits the quality of care and customer service at Crest Pointe as key factors for the facility’s 5-star overall quality and 5-star quality measures ratings. The overall quality rating is based on ratings for health inspections, staffing and quality measures. The quality measures component examines data on 15 different physical and clinical measures, including long- and short-term stays, for residents.

“Crest Pointe has partnered with the region’s top healthcare providers in developing its specialty programming, assembling a medical oversight team of the best of the best; all are highly-regarded for their medical expertise and caring manners,” added Montemurno. In addition to Physiatry Services, recent introductions include Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development.
Crest Pointe also is in the midst of a 3,000-square-foot building expansion to house a new therapy gym, featuring state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. Construction, which began in fall 2020, is well underway.

Located at 1515 Hulse Road, the 118-bed Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. Blending top-quality care with small town charm and warmth, the facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms feature views of the scenic Point Pleasant Canal.

Crest Pointe is committed to serving as a healthcare resource for the community. Together with Marquis, it has established a resource library of physician-curated content, addressing many topics – including physiatry – of interest for families of patients and the larger community.

Based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Consulting Services is a highly skilled and vision-driven nursing home consulting company currently supporting Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

Seniors at Waltonwood communities are still encouraged to wear their face masks and keep socially distanced, as recommended by the CDC, but now can feel more secure in their safety and more confident in their communities as they begin their new normal.

Waltonwood Senior Living Reaches Optimum Vaccination Rate at its Michigan Communities

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Since the vaccination clinics started this year, Waltonwood Senior Living has reached a 95% vaccination rate for all residents at its Michigan communities. Knowing the challenges and concerns faced by the senior living industry, the Waltonwood leadership team is ecstatic to reach such a high participation number and is proud of how smoothly and quickly its operations have managed this vital period, as well as the safety of all residents and associates through the transitions. Richard Mabe, Regional Director of Operations for Waltonwood communities in Michigan, was a major factor in driving the success of these communities’ vaccination rollout plan.

“I could not be prouder of our Executive Directors and all of their team members – from their excellent communication, high quality of care, and positivity maintained through this whole process,” says Mabe. “Day-to-day, we rely on our associates and their relationships with our residents to keep our communities going, and their commitment and dedication to their community families has been stronger than ever.”

Steven Tyshka, Director of Operations for Waltonwood Senior Living, believes the hard work and dedication of associates made the clinics successful. “It’s no secret that we hold a high standard for our upscale senior living communities, and I believe that we have strongly exemplified that in keeping our seniors, their family members and associates informed throughout the vaccination process,” says Tyshka. “The most important part – and what we’ve been striving for – is that this means stronger certainty for our residents, and more hope for a brighter tomorrow as we continue to protect and care for seniors.”

Seniors at Waltonwood communities are still encouraged to wear their face masks and keep socially distanced, as recommended by the CDC, but now can feel more secure in their safety and more confident in their communities as they begin their new normal.

The Waltonwood Senior Living communities in Michigan include Waltonwood Carriage Park and Waltonwood Cherry Hill in Canton, Waltonwood Twelve Oaks in Novi, Waltonwood Main in Rochester, Waltonwood University in Rochester Hills, Waltonwood Royal Oak in Royal Oak, and Waltonwood Lakeside in Sterling Heights.

If you are a reporter or photojournalist interested in covering this story, please contact Sarah Browning at (214) 378-7970, ext. 245 or sbrowning@thepointgroup.com, or Sarah Jackson at (214) 378-7970, ext. 304 or sjackson@thepointgroup.com.

ABOUT WALTONWOOD SENIOR LIVING

Waltonwood Senior Living offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services in Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia. Waltonwood serves as a benchmark in senior living options, with elegant housing and a wide spectrum of services and care options. Each community features unique architecture and impressive landscaping and provides residents with a maintenance-free lifestyle so they can enjoy all the comforts of their own home.

Singh is a family-owned company and for more than 45 years they have remained multifaceted in real estate development, with a strong foundation in luxury apartments, commercial properties, land development, high-end single-family homes and, for more than 30 years, senior living communities which have been branded “Waltonwood.” The vertical integration of the company, which provides for development, construction, finance and management under one umbrella, allows Singh to be poised for new opportunities in expanding markets. All projects are owned and operated by Singh management.

The company is headquartered in West Bloomfield, Mich. and has a regional office in Cary, N.C. Learn more about Singh and its Waltonwood communities at www.singhweb.com. If you are interested in learning more about Waltonwood Senior Living, please visit www.waltonwood.com or call 248-865-1600.

Ricardo Romero

Kisco Senior Living Hires Ricardo Romero as Executive Director at Drake Terrace

San Rafael, Calif., – Drake Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community, is pleased to announce Ricardo Romero as its new executive director. Romero brings more than 13 years of senior living experience to his new role. Romero has held multiple positions at senior living communities across the Bay Area, including business office manager, concierge manager and activities director. He previously served as the resident relations director at Byron Park, a sister community to Drake Terrace.

“I started working part-time as a server at a senior living community while I was in school,” said Romero. “I wasn’t sure what career path I was going to take, but I didn’t think it would be within the senior living industry. That quickly changed for me. I realized I felt a special connection to the residents and knew this was not only the job for me, but it was a calling. Since then, I’ve worked in various departments within senior living communities, which has helped me understand how everything works together. My end goal was to always be an executive director, and it is rewarding to know I have accomplished that.”

Romero joined Kisco Senior Living in 2019. As executive director at Drake Terrace, he oversees the daily operations of the community and provides support to each department. His goal is to meet and exceed company expectations and ensure the needs of each resident and individual in the community are met by providing exemplary service in a warm and welcoming environment.

“Kisco is a fantastic company that stays true to its principles, values and beliefs,” said Romero. “I am grateful to work for this company, and that they trusted me to lead the way at Drake Terrace. In my new role, I want to continue to learn and provide the place best for residents, their family members and associates. The associates have been warm and welcoming, and I know when I walk into the community, I am walking into a family not a job. These are challenging times, but Kisco Senior Living has handled the pandemic remarkably well, and everything they have done has been for the health and safety of residents and associates.”

“We’re excited to welcome Ricardo to the Drake Terrace family,” said Leandra Negrete, vice president of operations at Kisco Senior Living. “We couldn’t ask for a better leader to help us continue to provide outstanding service and quality of care to seniors. He has a wonderful understanding of Kisco’s values since he previously served seniors at Byron Park. He has unmatched senior living industry experience, and we look forward to seeing what he is going to accomplish at Drake Terrace.”

Kisco Senior Living owns and operates 21 communities located in California, North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Utah and Hawaii.

ABOUT DRAKE TERRACE

Drake Terrace, a Kisco senior living community, offers a continuum of care with luxurious independent and assisted living as well as memory care apartments tucked in the hills of San Rafael, California. Providing a variety of amenities, residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, concierge services, state-of-the-art wellness programs, transportation services, and intellectually stimulating events and activities. The community boasts a vibrant and active lifestyle, which allows residents to continue learning and growing in an enriching environment with easy access to entertainment and medical services in San Francisco; the wine country and fine food of Sonoma; and the beauty of Santa Rosa.

Drake Terrace embraces Kisco Confidence, our unique approach and philosophy centered on giving residents and associates peace of mind knowing that our communities deliver on safety and security, trust and transparency, health and wellbeing and a 5-star lifestyle experience. For more information, please call (628) 888-0806 or go to http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior-living/ca/san-rafael/drake-terrace/

Woodland Terrace Celebrates Fighting Coronavirus with 90% Vaccination Rate

CARY, N.C., – Today, Woodland Terrace (a Kisco Senior Living community) is throwing a big party to celebrate that over 90% of its residents have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (and more have started their first round) with an afternoon of pandemic-style partying – socially distanced and smiles underneath their masks. The community is offering their residents Corona beer, candies with motivational messages, chips with dips, and cake! The main feature: boxing gloves, because they fought the coronavirus together, “knocking it out” of their community with a high vaccination rate and the help of their pharmacy partner, Walgreens.

Two residents, Steve and Judy Bank, were so excited that they could get their COVID-19 shots so early. “I just want to go in a store and try out clothes again,” says Judy. “We still have to be very cautious but are learning more about it and have been safe all this time thanks to Woodland Terrace,” the couple shared.

These Cary seniors are ready and excited to start getting back to normal and have been putting their plans to paper – literally! With each vaccination clinic, the community provided “What’s Next?” sheets for its residents to share what they are looking forward to next. Some residents shared plans to see their family or explore the town, and others were simply thankful to feel safer.

“I personally will breathe a sigh of relief because we are that much closer to being able to do the things that the residents love,” says Stephie Watts, assistant wellness director at Woodland Terrace. “Outings to parks, museums, restaurants, dining together with their neighbors and most of all, hugs!

Like his residents, Executive Director Matt Towler expresses pride and gratitude for his Woodland Terrace team of associates. “We have all put in a tremendous amount of effort this past year and put up a tough fight that is paying off,” said Towler. “Social distancing and masks kept us apart, but we all feel closer and very much look forward to a safe transition back to group activity and continuing to support each other the way we always have.”

Residents and associates at Woodland Terrace will still be taking safety precautions as advised by the CDC, including social distancing, wearing face masks, and sanitizing frequently. All residents and associates are tested for COVID-19 often using pooled-saliva testing for quick identification of COVID-19 in the community.

ABOUT WOODLAND TERRACE:

Woodland Terrace, a Kisco senior living community in Cary, North Carolina, offers maintenance-free independent living apartment homes, cottages and assisted living and memory care apartment homes located on 22 acres of lushly landscaped grounds with the charm and comfort of a small southern town. This warm and friendly community features a variety of amenities and services including chef-prepared meals, a state-of-the-art wellness center, personal chauffer service, extensive engaging events and activities, as well as access to on-site therapy and rehabilitation for residents as needed.

Woodland Terrace embraces Kisco Confidence, our unique approach and philosophy centered on giving residents and associates peace of mind knowing that our communities deliver on safety and security, trust and transparency, health and wellbeing and a 5-star lifestyle experience. For more information, call (919) 465-0356 or go to www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior-living/nc/cary/woodland-terrace/

Brookdale Surpasses Raising $18 Million For Alzheimer’s Care, Support And Research

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — In a year like no other, Brookdale Senior Living continued to be a leader in fundraising to fight Alzheimer’s disease. During 2020, in the midst of serving and supporting tens of thousands of residents, patients, and associates during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Brookdale team maintained its commitment to supporting those seeking a cure for Alzheimer’s, and raised almost $1.2 million as a National Team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. With this contribution, Brookdale has raised more than $18 million since 2008 to support the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

This fundraising is incredibly important for supporting the millions of Americans who are currently living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the millions who may be affected in the future. In pursuit of its vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. The Association is also a leading voice for Alzheimer’s disease advocacy, fighting for critical Alzheimer’s research and care initiatives at the federal, state and local level.

“I am incredibly grateful for the compassion and commitment of all the members of our Brookdale team,” said Lucinda (“Cindy”) Baier, Brookdale’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is incredible and admirable that, despite all the hardships and challenges that 2020 brought, our team still kept in their hearts the need to fight Alzheimer’s. They still found ways to continue our tradition of supporting this important cause.” Baier added, “Within Brookdale’s Clare Bridge communities where we offer specialized dementia care with a person-centered approach, we see the impact of Alzheimer’s every day. We look forward to the day when there is a cure and support this cause fully.”

Brookdale raised the funds through associate, resident and family participation in local Walk to End Alzheimer’s events and from company business partners. Sara Terry, Senior Vice President of Resident & Family Engagement, explained, “Because of the pandemic, participants switched from group walks and other in-person events to connecting virtually. In this way, they continued to share their mutual commitment while following the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. I couldn’t be prouder of those who made this happen!”

“The Alzheimer’s Association congratulates and thanks Brookdale Senior Living for another astounding year as a National Team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Donna McCullough, chief development and field officer for the Alzheimer’s Association. “The unwavering commitment of Brookdale’s community across the country has fueled critical Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs, and is helping us get closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. By 2050, that number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million.

To learn more about Brookdale’s dementia care, visit brookdale.com.

About Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living Inc. is the leading operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. The Company is committed to providing senior living solutions primarily within properties that are designed, purpose-built and operated to provide the highest-quality service, care and living accommodations for residents. Brookdale operates and manages independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities, with 726 communities in 43 states and the ability to serve approximately 64,000 residents as of December 31, 2020. The Company also offers a range of home health, hospice and outpatient therapy services to over 17,000 patients as of that date. For more Brookdale news, go to brookdalenews.com

Waltonwood Staff Spreading Cheer

Kindness Boxes: Waltonwood Cary Parkway Residents and Associates Spread Cheer Throughout Community

CARY, N.C.,  – Being kind is not only good for you but everyone else. For Random Acts of Kindness Day, Waltonwood Cary Parkway, a family-owned senior living community, has found a way to spread kindness and joy throughout the communityAll around the campus, boxes have been dispersed, and residents and associates are leaving thoughtful notes and wishes. These notes will be given to other residents and associates in the community, and they will hopefully lift the spirits of all who receive one. Being kind also has life-changing benefits. Research shows kindness boosts your immune system, reduces anxiety and gives you a sense of control.

“We are always looking for ways for our residents to interact with one another and be active within their community”, said LaQuita Dunn, life enrichment manager“In recent times, it has been easy to feel isolated, and we want our residents to know that they live in a community where they are supported and cared for. We often forget how simple of a gesture it takes to brighten someone’s day, and we figured our kindness boxes would be the perfect way to do that.” 

Each year on February 17, National Random Acts of Kindness Day grows in popularity. It is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations nationwide to encourage acts of kindness. The movement of Random Acts of Kindness inspires people every day. As a favorite celebration for many, people everywhere are enjoying doing these acts of kindness. Not only do the acts of kindness bring joy to the receiver, but they spread positive reactions to the giver, too. The senior living community plans to keep the boxes out around the community to spread joy throughout the entire month.

“Since the pandemic hit, it hasn’t been easy for many of our residents”, said Dunn. “We are dedicated to keeping our residents safe and healthy, but we are also committed to making their daily lives as fulfilling as possible. We pride ourselves on the sense of community that is present at Waltonwood Cary Parkwayand even though many residents haven’t been unable to see their families, we wanted our residents to be able to find that comfort in one another. We are very excited to see everyone participate in our initiative and spread kindness around the community.”

ABOUT WALTONWOOD CARY PARKWAY 

Waltonwood Cary Parkway offers seniors a dignified, individualized community where residents can thrive. The community offers independent living cottages, and independent, assisted living and memory care apartments in studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans, creating a continuum of care where residents can enjoy an active lifestyle and receive care if they need it. The community offers many engaging amenities, including a theater, therapy pool, putting green, garden view lounge and private courtyards throughout its acreage. Residents receive the most up-to-date advances in senior living, including the specially designed Forever Fit program and life enrichment programing.

Singh is a family-owned company and for more than 45 years they have remained multifaceted in real estate development, with a strong foundation in luxury apartments, commercial properties, land development, high-end single-family homes and, for 30 years, senior living communities which have been branded “Waltonwood.”  The vertical integration of the company, which provides for development, construction, finance and management under one umbrella, allows Singh to be poised for new opportunities in expanding markets.  All projects are wholly owned by Singh and continue to be owned and managed by Singh.

The company is headquartered in West Bloomfield, MI and has regional offices in Cary, NC. Learn more about Singh and its Waltonwood communities at www.singhweb.com. If you are interested in learning more about Waltonwood Cary Parkway, please visit www.waltonwood.com or call 919-275-0983.