We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Assisted Living Week Back
National Assisted Living Week was established in 1995 to celebrate the role assisted living communities play in senior care and the relationships that form between caregivers and residents due to their time spent together. This year National Assisted Living week is Sunday, September 10th through Saturday September 16, 2017. The theme for this year is Family is Forever and was inspired by this quote from Maya Angelou:
“Family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and love you no matter what.”
This week is the perfect time to celebrate the beautiful relationship that forms between staff and residents at Assisted Living communities. It truly takes a special person to be a caregiver. You have a huge impact on the people around you. You not only take care of residents, but you become their family, forming bonds that cannot be broken. Someone that they not only rely on, but enjoy spending time with.
The caregivers and staff at Assisted Living communities become residents’ second family. They are the eyes and ears that observe things about their residents and relay these observations to their family members. They are the ones who notice if there is a change in a resident’s appetite or health. Caregiving staff works as a team to provide the best care to residents, providing them with the love and respect a family member would. We are very thankful to all of the awesome caregivers that are dedicated to caring for our residents every single day.
National Assisted Living Week is also to celebrate our wonderful residents. It is an honor to not only care for you, but to know you and be part of your life. Caregivers, be sure to express your thanks and appreciation for all the assisted living residents you care for.
Spend National Assisted Living week enjoying time spent together; caregivers and residents alike.
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.