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Six Reasons Seniors Prefer Senior Living at StoneRidge

As we age, the question of senior care and living accommodations eventually becomes a topic of conversation. Many seniors choose to move to senior living communities as they age, not because they need daily assistance – although that is available – but because they are looking for a place where they can be active, meet new people and enjoy their senior years.

For those considering senior living accommodations, StoneRidge, a senior independent living community in Mystic, Connecticut, is a place where seniors can have freedom, independence and the ability to choose the lifestyle that’s right for them. Here are some top reasons why seniors prefer community living, especially at StoneRidge:

Senior living for now and the future

StoneRidge is more than just a place to live. It is a celebration of healthy living. Located just two miles from historic downtown Mystic, StoneRidge combines the breezy spirit of coastal living with a serene country retreat. Weathered stone enhances our community’s nautical design, with bright white facades evoking the beauty of a ship in full sale. A full range of residence choices include apartment homes with one or two bedrooms, and one to two bedroom with a den.

Should you need rehabilitation, StoneRidge offers high-quality, on-site rehab services in a residential setting at our Avalon Health Center. Our rehab team will work with you to develop an individualized restorative therapy plan to help you reach prior activity levels and return to the independence of your own home as quickly as possible. Our skilled, compassionate team specializes in physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

Avalon Center also offers long-term care with round-the-clock, Medicare-certified skilled nursing personnel who provide dignified assistance with activities of daily living, tailored to your individual needs and preferences. Residents at Avalon can choose from private and semi-private suites, and enjoy chef-prepared meals, a private family suite for visiting, and beautiful outdoor sitting areas. Our goal is to provide services and a care plan that reflect your lifestyle and choices.

Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or age-related dementia will receive compassionate, respectful memory care at The Cottage at Avalon. Private suites are available for each resident. Our memory care team is dedicated to using the best practices and the latest research to provide the best possible person-centered, activity-focused, individualized care.

Making friends and keeping active

Senior living communities are about more than health care, though. Making new friends and becoming involved in social groups and activities go hand-in-hand with an active senior community lifestyle.

Every day at StoneRidge includes your choice of a variety of life-enriching activities. We are dedicated to ensuring you an exceptional level of choice, control and flexibility in everything you do. Our HealthyLife™ Services program offers opportunities for fitness, nutrition, active life and well-being through a variety of activities and experiences. Some of StoneRidge’s offerings include:

  • Volunteerism
  • Lifelong Learning Programs
  • Wellness Programs
  • Heated Saltwater Pool
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Woodworking Shop
  • Resident Committees
  • Cards and Games
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer Training
  • Cocktail Parties
  • Clubhouse
  • “Great Decisions” Forum
  • Auditorium Performances
  • Outdoor Gardening
  • And Much, Much More!

Day trips are another great benefit of independent senior living at StoneRidge. Our Community Life Services Director plans a complete calendar of cultural, recreational and social opportunities each week. StoneRidge is just a short hop from downtown Mystic and Mystic Seaport, a re-creation of a 19th-century seafaring village, with charming storefronts,  tree-lined streets, refreshing seaside atmosphere, and the largest maritime museum in New England. We are also close to a major interstate, providing easy access for road trips all over beautiful New England.

For nature lovers, StoneRidge offers 32 acres of Connecticut countryside to walk and bike. Throughout the Mystic region there are five state forests, nine state parks, the scenic Mystic River, and only three miles away are the waters of Long Island Sound. And game lovers and sports enthusiasts will enjoy the Foxwood and Mohegan Sun casinos and taking in some baseball at Dodd Stadium in nearby Norwich.

Simplifying wellness

Each StoneRidge resident has access to a Health Care Navigator who will connect you with the right staff, services, and amenities to help you reach your health and wellness goals. Whether you want to create a fitness plan, consult with a nutritionist, or need help scheduling health and medical-related appointments, our Health Care Navigator will act as your liaison so you can maintain optimum health for years to come.

Should your health care needs change, the Navigator will help you secure the appropriate level of health services, either in-residence by qualified and approved home-health caregivers, in the Avalon Health Center, or in The Cottage at Avalon.

Flexible and healthy dining

At StoneRidge, every day you’ll be treated to a diverse menu that’s as healthy as it is delicious. On-site chefs provide a wide array of food choices to meet the health and wellness needs of aging adults, and nutritionists work with residents to identify any special needs and setup nutrition goals.

StoneRidge’s innovative dining program provides flexible times and menu selections as well as a variety of dining venues, such as the Main Dining Room, Mariner’s Grille, Fireside Room cocktail lounge, Jerry Browne Pub, Lighthouse Lounge, and our lovely outdoor Terrace. If you’d like, you can even carry out or have family over for dinner.

Whether your dining choice is formal or casual, our culinary team prepares a wide selection of healthy and delicious options daily. Some lunch options might include a Berry Citrus Salad, a Vermonter Sandwich or a Grilled N.Y. Strip. For dinner, you might opt for StoneRidge’s Award-winning Chowders, a Wild Rice and Sunflower Sprout salad, or Grilled Swordfish with Lemon Pepper compound butter.

Seniors who were not eating well before moving into a senior living community find they have more energy and their health often improves after a short period of regularly eating nutritious meals at StoneRidge.

Forget home repairs and yard work

At StoneRidge you can forget about yard maintenance, home maintenance, items like shoveling the driveway, and handling unexpected home repairs and emergencies. Enjoy weekly housekeeping services and top quality maintenance in your home and throughout the campus, including snow removal. Less housework means more time to enjoy life.

Feel safe and secure

StoneRidge’s inspiration is you. We designed our community after listening to what today’s seniors and their loved ones told us they wanted in their senior living homes: security, independence, and the ability to choose what’s right for them.

Twenty-four hour security insures you’ll no longer have to worry about trying to reach a family member or neighbor should the need arise. You and your loved ones will feel confident knowing you are happy, healthy and well cared for. In addition, seniors who make the move to senior living communities like StoneRidge often find their relationships with loved ones improve greatly. Time spent together can now be centered around doing things you both enjoy.

StoneRidge is a place to celebrate life. But don’t just take our word for it. See what living at StoneRidge means to our residents. To find out how you can become a part of StoneRidge’s senior living community, get in touch with us at 860-333-8995.