What Living TRUE℠ Means at Cedarhurst Senior Living Communities
Aging is a chance to put a lifetime of earned wisdom to work, building a life you love and nurturing the connections that matter most. However, in society’s eyes, aging is sometimes seen as something to fear. Ninety-three percent of older adults say they have experienced ageism, and 65 percent say they regularly see media mocking or dismissing older people.
At Cedarhurst Senior Living, we think age is something to embrace, not fear. Our residents are proud of their lives and experiences. Living a good life is all about knowing yourself—your values and your goals—so you can live out who you are and become who you want to be.
What Is Living TRUE℠?
A senior living community can empower you to build a life of your choosing, no matter who you are or what you want from your future. Cedarhurst embraces this idea, dispensing with myths about aging and meeting all of our residents where they are.
It’s all about living in your truth as you understand it. That’s why we use the acronym TRUE, as in Living TRUE℠, to remind us of our values:
T: Tailored to You
We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all lives or senior living communities. We listen to you and help you shape the life you desire.
R: Relationships of Integrity and Trust
Our relationships make life worth living. We build communities you’ll be proud to invite loved ones to visit. We also nurture a sense of joy and neighborliness so you can make new friends. Our staff values each resident as an individual, partnering with you to make the most of this exciting new step in your life.
U: Uplifted to Live Your Best Life
We’re here to help you live as healthily and independently as possible at every stage of your journey. We focus on wellness, fitness, and gentle support—only what you want, when you want it—to ensure you can continue living life on your own terms.
E: Excitement of the Senses
Your five senses are your connection to the world. Keep them stimulated with beautiful views, exceptional dining, and plenty of opportunities for joy and entertainment.
Here are just a few ways our family of senior living communities lives each pillar of our Living TRUE℠ commitment each and every day.
Senior Living Communities with True Care
In a world where ageism remains common, it’s no wonder that so many seniors fear losing independence. At Cedarhurst, we understand these fears, and we want you to know that we take them seriously.
Finding the Right Lifestyle for Your Needs
Our goals are your goals, and we honor the trust our residents have placed in us. This is why we work with each resident to devise a next step that suits their needs. For many in our independent living communities, the focus is on more fun and an environment that promotes health by reducing fall risks and encouraging physical fitness.
For residents who need a little more help, we continue to offer loads of fun programming along with assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing and grooming. Our residents tell us this reduces their stress and helps them continue feeling like themselves.
We want to know your story, including who you are, where you’re going, how you got to this point in your life. We’ll ask you when you move in so we can help you take the next step—a step that’s right for you.
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Focusing on Health with Fitness and Food
True care is about more than just knowing who you are. It’s also about helping you explore options to improve upon what you’ve already built. For many of our residents, that starts with a focus on health.
At Cedarhurst communities, you’ll enjoy fitness classes as well as a focus on fall prevention so you can keep on doing the things you love most.
Our meals nourish your body but don’t compromise on flavor. We can cater to many different palates and nutritional needs with unique menus, including:
- Brain Boost: Focus on foods that nourish your brain, optimizing cognitive health for a lifetime.
- Low-Sodium: Reduced-sodium food can improve heart health, but low-sodium doesn’t have to mean low flavor.
- Heart Healthy: Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and a risk factor for other diseases, including dementia. Our Heart Healthy diet helps keep your heart in shape for the rest of your life.
- Gluten-Free: If you have celiac disease or are gluten sensitive, we help you make dietary modifications so you can enjoy old favorites and continue to live healthily.
- Diabetic-Friendly: At Cedarhurst, you’ll discover that low glycemic index food can still be delicious and flavorful.
Senior Living Communities with True Connections
Think back on the best moments of your life. Odds are high that they all involved your relationships—whether it was getting married, meeting your new baby for the first time, or laughing yourself silly with a best friend.
Whether you’re an introvert, extrovert, or somewhere in between, you need and deserve quality relationships. Socialization feels good, and it’s also good for your health.
Maintaining Relationships with Loved Ones
Our communities provide plenty of opportunities to nurture existing connections with loved ones. Our inviting homes are an ideal spot to entertain, but one where you’re free from the burdens of maintenance and expense that come from owning a house. We offer tons of community spaces for events and quiet conversation, and family and friends are always welcome in our community.
We understand, too, that relationships can help us bridge moments of uncertainty and anxiety. Our innovative Pair to Prepare program encourages you to bring a loved one with you to our community when you first move in. They stay with you for a few days, free of charge, to help ease the transition.
Nurturing Authentic Relationships with Team Members
We believe in a true, intentional community, and that extends to our team members. We treat our team members well, honoring them as whole people who are deserving of full, balanced lives. That means they tend to stick around, so you’ll build lasting relationships with team members you can trust to be there when you need them most.
Senior Living Communities with True Support
You’ve heard the negative stereotypes about aging, and we won’t repeat them here. But how much have you heard about the many benefits—about the wisdom of getting older? About how a well-lived life expands your capacity to love, learn, and give back?
Your life is your masterpiece, and each stage of this work of art matters.
We’re tired of hearing about the limitations of aging. We quietly help you manage any limits you encounter, so you can focus instead on growing your strengths and cultivating your truest self and deepest sense of purpose.
If you need extra support in assisted living, it’s easy to feel frustrated, but our communities preserve independence across the continuum of age and abilities. Rather than seeing this additional support as a sign of waning independence, we treat it as a scaffold that supports you in your independence. We’re freeing up your time and freeing you from stress so you can do whatever you feel called to enjoy most at this new stage of your life.
Providing Accessible Environments
We know that asking for help can be hard, so we make it easier by offering accessible environments where staff are always available but never intrusive. We also work with residents to preserve their abilities and long-term health via our fall prevention programs, focus on fitness, stimulating environments, and spectacular food.
Senior Living Communities with True Vibrancy
Cedarhurst is building communities of people who are truly thriving, living up to their full capacity each and every day. Your happiness matters, and we’re here to support you to lead an enriched life that’s filled with things that bring you joy.
Whether you’re into gardening, live music, crafting, a lifetime of learning, or all of the above—and more—you’ll find lifestyle options and programs at Cedarhurst that suit your needs and interests. And if you’re like many of our residents, you may just find that living here ignites new interests and passions, too.
Ready to learn how our communities and our approach are different from the rest? Check out our comprehensive guide, What Makes Cedarhurst Different from Other Senior Living Communities?