Dear Choice in Aging Friends, Neighbors, and Colleagues:
For more than 70 years, Choice in Aging has been breaking down generational barriers and embracing the joy and enrichment that seniors bring to our community. We serve the oldest and frailest adults, allowing them to age independently with dignity.
As our population ages rapidly, we are at an exciting and unknown juncture: how will we break down generational barriers and allow more people to age independently, in their own homes, while retaining a sense of community?
Coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes show the staffing and health safety issues prevalent in long-term care facilities; studies also show that cognitive and health outcomes are better for seniors who are able to maintain a sense of community, living in their own homes.
Choice in Aging has been a leader in creating innovative programs that provide seniors the cognitive and physical activities needed to live independently, in their own home. We created the first-in-the-nation program that serves seniors with mid to late stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in an adult day healthcare setting – a model for subsequent programs around the country.
We also provide a unique, award-wining intergenerational Montessori preschool that provides periodic skills appropriate activities to do alongside older adults; teaching our youngest that aging is not something to be feared.
We are poised to provide a model for how we age in our community. We are creating an Aging in Place campus designed to provide seniors independent living and the ability to age with dignity, on their own terms, in their own homes. The campus will have affordable senior housing and the wrap around services Choice in Aging is known for: an adult day center that include individual care plans. This will be paired with our intergenerational preschool and combined opportunities for learning.
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