September 30, 2022
September is “National Good Neighbor Month,” and in the spirit of this special time, we would like to take the opportunity to share about a unique part of our senior living community – our Memory Care Neighborhood.
Here at The Kentridge Senior Living we strive to make our Neighborhood a special place, not just for our residents, but for everyone who comes to visit and join in our daily festivities. We celebrate being good neighbors every day.
We call our Memory Care communities “Neighborhoods” because they are like the way it used to be in a small hometown where everyone knows each other, helps each other, and watches out for each other. There’s a sense of safety, familiarity, and belonging.
I believe our Neighborhood is special because of our residents. They are wonderful about welcoming new friends and even interacting with their families. Because we are small, we can really get to know our residents. We know their likes and dislikes, what makes up their personality, how to approach them and interact with them, even how to anticipate a behavior because we know them and their moods so well.
Resident families are always welcome at any of our events. As a matter of fact, many of our families often host events. They’ve had tea parties, a spa day with hand massages and nail painting, made jewelry, created crafts, and led sing-a-longs. If a baby or child comes to visit, we all get to fuss over them, and if a puppy or horse stops by, we get snuggle time with them as well. We’re even fortunate to have a special connection to Santa, Mrs. Clause, and a family of elves at Christmas time!
September is also Alzheimer’s month. There are many ways to support people who are living with dementia. Whether it’s the Memory Care Director, Nurse, Care Partner, Housekeeper, or culinary team member, we are there for our residents. We are there to help, support, guide, and care for them. We encourage everyone to be a “good neighbor” and find ways to engage and make a difference in the lives of individuals living with dementia. You don’t need to have a special talent, just a heart for others around you. If you would like more information about volunteering in a Memory Care Neighborhood near you or if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we would love to help!
The KentRidge Senior Living in Kent, OH offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Centrally located near University Hospital Portage Medical Center with convenient access to major shopping centers and attractions, including Sunny Hill Golf & Recreation Inc, Stow-Kent Shopping Center, Kent State Univeristy Museum, The Portage Hike & Bike Trail, and Mad Cap Brewing Company.
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