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Life the Winchester Gardens Way: 5 Reasons Why Where You Retire Matters
Senior Living | 04/8/19
Choosing a senior living community can be a difficult decision. When researching the many possibilities of the why, when and where of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) online, there are numerous resources available including ample answers from the AARP that may help in the process.
Lillian Williams was no novice when it came to deciding whether a CCRC was the right fit for her. After calling 27 different locations home, she knew Winchester Gardens was the perfect next step to help fulfill her life. She enjoyed the fact that, “The community offers entertainment, events and activities for all tastes and interests,” which was a determining factor in her decision-making process. Since her arrival, she’s only found that Winchester Gardens provides a senior living environment that has made her life easy and more enjoyable.
Part of the Winchester Gardens charm is the stunning grounds. Beyond the gated entry, located on 37 acres, is magnificent architecture and a breathtaking landscape. The gardens were designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the landscape architects whose famous father was responsible for developing Central Park. Inside features including wood paneling, high ceilings and large open areas bring to life the rich history of the English Tudor style building. In each resident’s room, you’ll find design features such as marble countertops, hardwood floors and central air.
The best part about the grounds? Residents don’t have to worry about maintenance! The staff at Winchester Gardens ensures the entire property maintains its pristine condition, leaving the residents to enjoy the beauty surrounding them.
Residents at Winchester Gardens are a social group. Activities are offered daily, from exercise classes to guest lectures and book clubs. The full-time activities director welcomes residents’ suggestions when planning the calendar, so if there is ever a hobby or passion that you want to explore further and invite others to join along, they’re happy to accommodate. In addition to a broad daily calendar of events, every night is Happy Hour. Whether scheduled or informal, friends gather throughout the community to relax over a glass of wine or martini. You’ll never be bored at Winchester, with plenty of opportunities to engage with others, relax and have fun.
Along with community programs, the city of Maplewood provides area attractions for seniors. Maplewood, New Jersey is a quaint township offering everything you need for an engaging lifestyle. Winchester Gardens schedules regular transportation to many area attractions, including the Bergdorf Center for Performing Arts and fine dining options like Lorena’s, or trips to The Mall at Short Hills. Easy access to New York City is another perk for residents, providing the option to explore and have an exciting day in the city.
As a CCRC, Winchester Gardens offers various level of care services that residents may need should their care needs change. This full continuum of senior care includes independent living, assisted living, memory support and rehabilitation – so no matter where you are in life, Winchester will be able to support your needs. Plus, our Lifecare contract provides residents the promise of lifelong care with predictable costs, easing any worries one might have when it comes to ensuring availability of care.
If there’s one thing Winchester Garden residents are most thankful for, it’s the easy lifestyle they’re able to live thanks to the service provided to them. From the seamless moving process to day-to-day help in the community, residents are able to lead a carefree lifestyle they’ve worked so hard to enjoy. You’re now able to spend your days relaxing, socializing with friends and making new memories by focusing on activities you may not have had time to enjoy before.
Winchester Gardens allows residents the opportunity to feel a part of a community, an important element for a person’s overall health and well-being. Along with enjoying the socialization the community has to offer, Lillian found her sense of fulfillment in volunteering at Winchester’s Health and Wellness Clinic as well as at nearby Overlook Medical Center. She is also chair of the Welcoming Committee, ensuring new residents embrace their home. “If I can take a few hours during the week to make people feel the way I do about Winchester Gardens, it is well worth my time,” she explained.
Winchester Gardens provides the perfect senior living environment for residents to thrive. Find out more about how you can live your best life at Winchester Gardens by contacting us or scheduling a tour to experience the community firsthand.