September 30, 2022
September is “National Good Neighbor Month,” and in the spirit of this special time, we would like to take the opportunity to share about a unique part of our senior living community – our Memory Care Neighborhood.
Here at Rock Creek Senior Living we strive to make our Neighborhood a special place, not just for our residents, but for everyone who comes to visit and join in our daily festivities. We celebrate being good neighbors every day.
We call our Memory Care communities “Neighborhoods” because we create and foster a homelike environment. We truly want the Memory Care community to feel like its own little neighborhood.
Our Memory Care Neighborhood is special to our residents because the environment has been designed for them. I’m constantly moving things around or bringing in new items for individuals. The environment is only functional if it works for the people in it.
We love involving families. We encourage loved ones to be a part of the daily routine, neighborhood events, and community-wide functions. Including families is enriching for the residents and provides comfort to the family.
September is also Alzheimer’s month. There are many ways to support people who are living with dementia. An important way to be a good neighbor to someone with dementia is to be gracious. They may do or say something you don’t understand but know that’s okay.
We encourage everyone to be a “good neighbor” and find ways to engage and make a difference in the lives of individuals living with dementia. You don’t need to have a special talent, just a heart for others around you. If you would like more information about volunteering in a Memory Care Neighborhood near you or if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, we would love to help!
Rock Creek Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa offers independent senior apartments, assisted living, and memory care with a variety of services and a range of floor plan options. Amenities include restaurant dining, 24-hour bistro, concierge service, housekeeping, events and entertainment, personal care, transportation services, and more. Nestled in the Boulder Brook Park subdivision just north of 5th Street, residents of Rock Creek enjoy a close connection with the surrounding neighborhood with tree-lined walking paths that connect directly to local family homes; just minutes away from local shopping and attractions.
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