If asked to define “senior living”, what would your description of this lifestyle include? Many immediately gravitate towards the stereotypical skilled nursing scenario, including activities that revolved around pastimes such as bingo or other more sedative recreation. Is this an option that you or a loved one would be looking forward to in the future? The incredible news is that times have definitely changed!
Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community has a perfect place for you. Whether you’re looking for an assisted living apartment with a wonderful array of amenities from which to choose or you would like to find a Memory Care Neighborhood for a loved one dealing with dementia, you’re sure to discover just the right residence at Liberty Ridge.
There is never a dull moment at Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community. How can there be? Thanks to Healthy Lifestyle, residents remain on the go, lively and engaged. Healthy Lifestyle is a life enrichment program designed to enhance the quality of life for Liberty Ridge residents, involving them in activities that foster a healthy mind, body and spirit. Healthy Lifestyle is not your traditional “one-
Choosing a senior living community can be an overwhelming process. Whether you are looking for yourself or a loved one or whether you are planning for the immediate or distant future, these five steps will get you started on the right track....
Selecting a senior living community for yourself or the senior in your life can be a stressful and overwhelming process beginning with the initial decision to move. Perhaps you want peace of mind that Mom is getting the nutrition and medication reminders she needs. Maybe lack of transportation is keeping Dad isolated and he is becoming withdrawn. Or, it could be that you just aren’t up to the yard work and maintenance that owning a home typically requires.
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There is never a dull moment at Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community.
How can there be? Thanks to Healthy Lifestyle, residents remain on the go, lively and engaged. Healthy Lifestyle is a life enrichment program designed to enhance the quality of life for Liberty Ridge residents, involving them in activities that foster a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Healthy Lifestyle is not your traditional “one-
Through initial interviews and ongoing conversations, the staff at Liberty Ridge learn about each resident’s unique interests, talents and values. Staff can then devise a custom-
Liberty Ridge’s Life Enrichment director carefully plans and selects daily activities that engage and entertain the residents. To promote a healthy mind, there are educational workshops, cultural experiences, a book club, discussions and debates. To enhance a healthy body, there are flexibility exercises, dance classes, nutritious cooking classes and safety programs. You can enjoy a personal workout in the fitness center, which features all types of new equipment, including hand weights, fitness balls, resistance bands and a stationary bicycle. The walking trail perfectly combines beautiful green space with exercise in the fresh air. The community also has on site a Wellness Clinic, and Lifeline Home Health, Liberty Ridge’s industry partners, provides “Ask a Nurse” weekly. Nurses are on hand to check blood pressure and answer residents’ questions about health issues. To promote a healthy spirit, residents can participate in community service, volunteerism, mentoring, worship and prayer and support groups.
Social gatherings help residents connect with each other and further build a caring, supportive community. There’s always something to celebrate: birthdays, holidays and “just because” days. Often a special day calls for a special activity. For instance, on Mother’s Day, women are guests at an afternoon tea. On
Father’s Day, men are treated to an outdoor barbecue. The fun is not contained solely to the campus. The residents often go on outings to restaurants, libraries and local attractions, such as Renfro Valley, the Kentucky Horse Park and Pioneer Playhouse.
Music has been proven to be greatly inspiring and enlivening for people of all ages, so a wide variety of musical presentations and endeavors are important parts of the Life Enrichment program. Bluegrass bands, harpists, classical guitarists, pianists and choirs are just some of the musical treats residents frequently enjoy.
You can check out Liberty Ridge’s monthly calendar of events at www.libertyridge.com/life-
My name is Bruce Maples, and I am the Sales and Community Outreach Coordinator at Liberty Ridge, Lexington’s premier senior living community. I’m a veteran sales person, and have dealt with seniors and senior care organizations in a sales/advisory capacity for the past 33 years (or since 1984).