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Integral Senior Living to Manage Laurel, an Independent Living Community

CARLSBAD, CA (________2017)— Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, is pleased to announce it has been chosen to manage Laurel Riverpark, a refined senior community located in Oxnard, CA. The community is being developed by The Wolff Company, a private equity firm based in Scottsdale, AZ. The community is currently pre-leasing from a temporary office located at 1000 Town Center Drive #300 Oxnard, CA 93036 Suites #30 & #32. This is the third community ISL is managing for the developer.

 

When open, Laurel Riverpark will offer 136 one- and two-bedroom independent living residences designed for quality and style. The garden-style development will be located within the Riverpark master planned community and will feature coastal Southern California architecture. It will be directly adjacent to prominent dining, shopping and entertainment at The Collection.

 

The community will feature best-in-class wellness services and strikingly sophisticated amenity spaces such as a fitness and yoga studio, a full-service salon, a relaxing spa, an arts studio and multi-purpose rooms for interacting with friends, family and neighbors. A heated saltwater pool and spa anchors resort-quality outdoor living areas. In addition to groundbreaking style, grand accommodations and attentive service, Laurel Riverpark will offer outstanding dining experiences by partnering with Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, and acclaimed chef and Food Network star, Beau MacMillan. Residents can choose from innovative seasonal menus in the modern-American restaurant and classic favorites with a twist in the pub. Through ISL’s award-winning Vibrant Life® program, seniors can experience an expanded active lifestyle with projects and activities that contribute to their overall health and well-being.

 

About The Wolff Company

Wolff has invested in, acquired and developed high-quality multifamily assets for more than six decades. The Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and maintains offices in Washington, Massachusetts and California. Contact us at 480.315.9595 or visit us online at www.awolff.com.

 

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 58 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida and Indiana. It is ranked the 20th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Living Executive. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

 

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Media Contact:

Stacia Kirby

206-363-1492

Stacia@kirbycommunicationsinc.com

 

 

Integral Senior Living Adds Inspiration to Team Hope Nola

CARLSBAD, CA (March  2017)— Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, recently provided new inspiration at its annual Director of Sales and Marketing conference held in New Orleans.  At the conference, the group donated $1,500 to Team Hope Nola as part of the companies ISL Inspires program.

 

Staying true to its mission, ISL Inspires is a program designed to give back to local communities in a variety of ways. Prior to this donation, last month ISL Inspires raised $16,551 which was given to the non-profit organization Samaritans Purse to distribute funds to victims of the Louisiana 2016 flood.

 

The mission of Team Hope Nola is to provide at-risk students with the necessary tools to enable future success. The students develop an invaluable skill set and collaborative network through educational, cultural, recreational resources and activities provided. The men behind the vision are Robert Pack and Master P, two of New Orleans’s most prestigious sons. More information can be found at http://teamhopenola.org and  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0N3u5yJm-4

 

 

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 60 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Georgia, Kentucky, and Washington.  It is ranked the 17th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Housing News. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services.  For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

 

Simple and Creative Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Sure to Please

 After decades of choosing Mother’s Day gifts for your mother or grandmother, coming up with new ideas can be challenging. Whether your special senior is still active in the workforce or enjoying a well-deserved retirement, there are plenty of gift options for you to consider for this year’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14.

Here is a list of suggestions that our ISL staff members know would be appreciated by moms in their senior years.

Gripper socks. A colorful assortment of warm and fuzzy socks with nonskid treads can keep Mom’s feet cozy while helping prevent slips and falls. These socks come in various heights, materials, and patterns—and there are even double-sided gripper socks with treads on the top and bottom so they’ll provide traction whichever end is up or if they get twisted.

Customized gift baskets. Buy a decorative basket and fill it with items you know she’ll love. Tuck in some fuzzy gripper socks (see above!), her favorite lotion and lip balm, scented soaps, an assortment of tea packets, a book of postage stamps, a flameless candle, fresh fruit, cheese and crackers … small, handy, pleasant items your mom or grandma will appreciate having nearby.

Over-the-ear headphones. Many seniors who didn’t grow up using modern earbuds find them confusing and annoying. For enjoying music or audiobooks, your mother or grandmother might prefer larger, padded listening devices that fit over the ears. There are many lightweight, comfy, and easy to use ear-covering headphones that come in a variety of colors.

Puzzles and coloring books. Nowadays you can find sophisticated, beautiful, and challenging tabletop activities like jigsaw puzzles and coloring books that are not childish and provide hours of amusement. There are choices for all levels of ability and and all sorts of interests: flowers and gardening, nature scenes, pets and animals, art and design. These activities are fun distractions for helpers of all ages when family and friends gather.

Gift cards. Practical, thoughtful gift cards or certificates allow your loved one to plan a visit to a favorite restaurant or department store, or indulge herself at a beauty salon or health spa. Consider a gift card to an online superstore like Amazon. Don’t forget that less glamorous (but necessary!) venues like gas stations, grocery stores, post offices, pharmacies, pet stores, and hardware stores also offer gift cards.

May Is Older Americans Month

 This year’s theme is “Age Out Loud”

Each May, our nation celebrates Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” encourages all of us to learn from what today’s older adults have to say. More than ever, older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages. We see this example everyday in our ISL communities, where seniors are engaged and making a difference. This is particular evident through our innovative Vibrant Life® program, offering a pioneering approach designed for enhancing and enriching residents’ lives through core components for well-rounded and meaningful experiences.

The seven main components to living a Vibrant Life:

  1. Be Inspired— Gain a deeper sense of spirituality & feed the soul!
  2. Be Well— Intellectual stimulation, get moving & stay active!
  3. Be Challenged— Ignite competitive spirit, learn, grow & motivate!
  4. Be Adventurous— Try something new every day, explore & experience the unique!
  5. Be Family— Cherish family connections, share & continue family traditions!
  6. Be Social— Embrace friendships, celebrate the moments, talk, laugh & listen!
  7. Be Connected— Engage in meaningful community involvement, share experiences & expertise!

Currently older Americans are working longer, trying new things, and engaging in an active life. They’re taking leadership roles, striving for wellness, focusing on independence, and advocating for themselves and others.

A New Phase of Life

Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many Americans, it’s a crucial phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits each person best.

ISL communities offers several recent examples of vibrant, forward-thinking older Americans who are loud about their Vibrant Life.

  • Leonard E. McCord, who is soon turning 95 recently displayed his paintings in a first-ever Vibrant Life ‘Living the Dream’ Art Show at The Arbors at Rancho Penasquitos Senior Living. At the art show his beautiful works were viewed, enjoyed and some even purchased.
  • Terry Scholderer, a resident at the Groves of Tustin Senior Living was crowned at the Miss Newport Coast USA/Miss Irvine USA Pageant 2016 as part of her Vibrant Life ‘Livin’ the Dream’ moment. She was given her official “Memories Matter” sash and crowned by the outgoing Miss Irvine Teen USA, Monica English.
  • 92-year-old Dorothy Williams of Shavano Park Senior Living took to the sky, taking part in an indoor skydiving experience with her daughter-in-law and granddaughter. What a day they had together.

This May we hope you celebrate Older American’s Month and live a Vibrant Life!

The Pointe at Lifespring Officially Opens For Residents To Move-In

Knoxville, TN (May 1, 2017) The Pointe at Lifespring, a new assisted living and memory care community, has completed construction and is pleased to announce it’s officially welcoming residents into their new home. Located at 4371 Lifespring Lane, Knoxville, Tennessee 37918,  The Pointe at Lifespring offers residents a community committed to providing a warm and nurturing environment combined with advanced technology, innovative services, and impeccable amenities that make this new community a stand out in the area.

 

“We are so pleased to open our doors to the community of Knoxville. Our goal of providing the best senior living care in a beautiful and unique environment is now a reality,” said Heather Haley, senior director of sales and marketing for The Pointe at Lifespring.  “We welcome everyone to come by and see what makes our community so unique and special.”

 

Nestled on a picturesque country ridge in northeast Knoxville, Tennessee, The Pointe at Lifespring offers seniors and their families the utmost in vibrant and comfortable living. With the latest and most innovative concepts and technologies in senior living, residents receive personalized attention, ensuring confidence and constant peace of mind.  The location provides for easy access to local hospitals and other healthcare providers, as well as shopping and dining. Situated off Washington Pike in Northeast Knoxville, the community is nestled into the hill with stunning Tennessee views. Overall The Pointe at Lifespring offers 68 beautifully finished apartments, featuring 40 assisted living and 28 memory care including studio, one and two bedroom suites.

 

Key features of The Pointe at Lifespring

 

  • Highly trained and compassionate staff – peace of mind day & night
  • Plantation- style architecture, with sunset views
  • Physical, spiritual and social wellness- whole person well-being
  • Spacious Suites-Studios, One, and Two- bedroom options
  • Vibrant Life Program- Nurturing an overall well-being and meaningful social connections
  • Dining by Design at The Spring House Grille– Featuring healthy resident favorites with a local flare
  • Personalized Care Plans- Customized to resident preferences
  • Family participation & partnership- continued bonding with loved ones and team members
  • The Peake Fitness Center– Maintain a healthy, energized lifestyle
  • The Hilltop Salon– Look your best, conveniently!
  • The Oasis Bistro Café– coffee and conversation with friends
  • Full-time concierge- Information from a friendly face
  • Local transportation- Special trips & appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry- hassle free lifestyle
  • Story of a Lifetime Assessment- life achievements matter
  • Beautiful courtyard, outdoor dining & garden areas- relax & enjoy the fresh air
  • Pet-friendly- because best friend’s may have fur!
  • Utilities included- no more surprising bills

 

“We are committed to excellence in resident care, embracing relationships within and throughout our community, and ensuring that our residents have made the best decision in calling The Pointe at Lifespring their home,” adds Heather.

 

 

About The Pointe at Lifespring

The Pointe at Lifespring offers the finest in senior living with assisted living and memory care options for residents. Located in Knoxville, TN the expert trained staff will provide residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living (ISL), which manages senior living properties throughout the U.S. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information please visit ThePointeSeniorLiving.com.

 

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Media Contact:

Heather Haley

Director of Sales and Marketing

Phone: 865.687.5353

Cell: 865.254.8101

Email: LifespringDSM@ISLLLC.com

 

Murrieta Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

Now a Specialized Memory Care Community

Murrieta, CA (April 14, 2017) As America’s population gets older; the need grows for senior living communities to offer care for those with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. When Murrieta Gardens opened in 2004, it offered both assisted living and memory care options to residents. Now Murrieta Gardens is shifting its focus to exclusively specialize in care of residents dealing with memory loss. To celebrate the change, Murrieta Gardens is hosting a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House for the community at large.

 

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

WHO: The Murrieta Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to cut the ribbon.

When: Friday, April 21, 2017

Time: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Murrieta Gardens Senior Living

24200 Monroe Ave, Murrieta, CA 92562

To RSVP and get more information call 951-600-7676

Public is welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Enjoy refreshments, raffle, prizes and open house tours.

 

With specially designed and dedicated Alzheimer’s and Memory Care accommodations and staff, Murrieta Gardens ensures the comfort and security of all its residents. It offers two neighborhoods: Transitions and Generations, depending on what care is best for each resident. Staff at Murrieta Gardens partner with family members and care providers to develop a framework that supports the individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 

Uniquely suited to care for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, Murrieta Gardens encourages residents to participate in activities, to enhance their joy, sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. Staff take the time to learn about a resident’s past life experiences, favorite activities and daily routine. This enables them to encourage independence, support the resident’s strengths and capabilities, and assist them with their needs in a loving and dignified manner.

 

While media attention has focused on the later stages of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, experts are now recommending purposeful programs and care when memory loss symptoms first emerge. This can make a big difference, not only in quality of life, but also in the condition’s advancement. That is where Murrieta Garden’s Vibrant Life Program comes into play. The Vibrant Life program infuses excitement and unique experiences with well-rounded and meaningful experiences—so residents embrace a truly Vibrant Life!

 

 

About Murrieta Gardens

Murrieta Gardens provides the finest in senior living specializing in memory care options for residents. Located in Murrieta, California the expert trained staff provides residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information on Murrieta Gardens call (951) 600-7676 or visit www.murrietagardens.com.

 

Media Contact:

Jonalyn Kelman

murrietaDSM@ISLLLC.com
951-600-7676

 

Stonecrest of Rochester Hills, a New Signature Community Opens Information Center

Rochester Hills, MI (March  2017) Stonecrest of Rochester Hills, a new community under development, is unparalleled amongst senior living communities in the area. The high-end residence is receiving attention from those interested to see what the spectacular new development has to offer. To accommodate interest, an information center has opened and is taking reservations. The community anticipates opening in fall 2017 and is managed by Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company.

 

At the sales office floor plans, building renderings, design boards and actual community finishes are available for review. In addition, information about services, features, and amenities can be answered. The Stonecrest of Rochester Hills sales office is located near the community at 1775 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Due to construction, the current Information Center is located next to the site, on the south side of the property next to Bordines. Look for flags indicating the entrance! It is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call (248) 266-7680 or drop by during open hours.

 

Stonecrest of Rochester Hills represents a new type of retirement living community, from the warmth and authenticity of its architecture to the programs and activities fostering physical and emotional well-being. The upscale, elegant community will feature a variety of outdoor living spaces, an active bistro, theater, fitness center and more.  Residents will enjoy beautifully appointed suites, a calendar full of activities and outings, an award winning dining program and much more all within a dynamic community full of life. Individual choice and personal preferences are key to resident well-being. Stonecrest of Rochester Hills will offer individually tailored programs to provide the stability and safety needed for the independence residents’ desire.

The dining experience at the community will feature delicious food, great conversation, and an inviting atmosphere. The community’s signature “Dining by Design” program was developed to enhance social interaction, proper nutrition, and overall resident well-being, It won the Assisted Living Federation of America’s (ALFA) prestigious “Best of the Best” award, enabling the community to offer one of the best culinary programs in senior living.

 

The new community will offer 87 residences with 55 private apartments in assisted living including studio suites, one-bedroom suites and two bedroom suites and 32 suites within a specially designed Memory Care neighborhood with a wonderful & secured courtyard.  It is located at 1775 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. For more information visit http://www.stonecrestofrochesterhills.com

 

About Stonecrest Of Rochester Hills

With an anticipated opening of fall 2017, Stonecrest of Rochester Hills will offer the finest in Assisted living and Memory Care options for residents. Located in Rochester Hills, MI the expert trained staff will provide residents with the highest standards of senior care services. It is operated by Integral Senior Living, which manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. For more information visit http://www.stonecrestofrochesterhills.com

 

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Media Contact:

Kelly Brent

kbrent@stonecrestseniorliving.com

248-266-7680

Integral Senior Living to Manage Province

CARLSBAD, CA (March 2017) — Integral Senior Living (ISL), a premier senior living management company, is pleased to announce it has been chosen to manage Province Springs, a refined senior community located in Colorado Springs, CO. The community is being developed by The Wolff Company, a Scottsdale-based private equity firm, and is currently open for pre-leasing.

 

“We are pleased to be managing another community for Wolff, who’s belief in creating communities that care about resident’s lives is aligned with our philosophy and best practices,” said Collette Valentine CEO/COO of Integral Senior Living.

 

Once completed, Province Springs will offer 160 studios, one- and two-bedroom independent living residences designed for quality and style. The 4-story, garden-style development is located within the First & Main Town Center, a 1.4 million square foot shopping and entertainment destination just eight miles from downtown Colorado Springs. The community will feature best-in-class wellness services and strikingly sophisticated amenity spaces such as a fitness and yoga studio, a full-service salon, a relaxing spa, an arts studio and multi-purpose rooms for interacting with friends, family and neighbors. An indoor, heated saltwater pool and spa offers mountain views as well as resort-quality outdoor living areas including a putting green.

 

Province will offer outstanding dining experiences by partnering with Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, and acclaimed chef and Food Network star, Beau MacMillan. Residents can choose from innovative seasonal menus in the modern-American restaurant and classic favorites with a twist in the pub. Through ISL’s award-winning Vibrant Life® program, seniors can experience an expanded active lifestyle with projects and activities that contribute to their overall health and well-being.

 

 

About The Wolff Company

Wolff has invested in, acquired and developed high-quality multifamily assets for more than six decades. The Company is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and maintains offices in Washington, Massachusetts and California. Contact us at 480.315.9595 or visit us online at www.awolff.com.

 

About ISL

Integral Senior Living headquartered in Carlsbad, CA, manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It currently manages 58 independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Florida and Indiana. It is ranked the 20th largest senior living provider in the U.S. according to Senior Living Executive. ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated staff at each community is trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

 

Media Contact:

Stacia Kirby

206-363-1492

Stacia@kirbycommunicationsinc.com

5 Trusted Strategies When Researching Assisted Living & Memory Care

See a change in your parent or loved one that leads you to believe they might benefit from an assisted living community? You don’t know where to turn. As the healthcare industry experiences a digital boom, 77%  of us begin our healthcare search online, according 2015 Healthcare Consumer Trends survey. But how do we know who and what to trust?

Here are 5 of the most trusted locations to help you begin your search!

  1. Always talk to your family, friends, and neighbors first – word of mouth is powerful
  2. Connect with people who serve seniors such as,
    • Senior centers
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Clergy
    • Meals on Wheels volunteers
    • Pharmacists and Dieticians
    • Hospital Administrative staff, nurses, and paramedics
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapists
    • Physicians, including ophthalmologists, neurologists, psychiatrists and geriatricians
    • Psychotherapists, psychologists and licensed counselors
    • Home care and hospice providers
  3. Research online reviews. Review sites publish reviews of local businesses, written by people who have had first hand experiences with the business. The top sites we recommend are Google and Yelp. Some review sites even help users find out which assisted living community will provide the best care for aging parents.
  4. Go to their Facebook page! Check out the vibrancy of the community. Do they go out on outings? Are they consistently connected to family, friends and the community? Are they promoting health and wellness? Do the residents look inspired or challenged? Are they happy?
  5. Call a handful of your favorite communities and set up a tour with your loved one. Experience first-hand what is offered at each community while asking questions.

Alzheimer’s Update

The Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2015 took place in July in Washington, DC.  The conference provides the opportunity for dementia researchers around the globe to come together and share their study results, with the aim of stepping closer to prevention and treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s and other dementias The conference reported some very promising results highlights include:

Promising new data results for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Results from more than a dozen experimental drug studies show the research community attacking Alzheimer’s disease from multiple angles, targeting the underlying causes and some of the most pernicious symptoms.

28 Million Baby Boomers will get Alzheimer’s disease
Projections reported by The Lewin Group for the Alzheimer’s Association show that 28 million American baby boomers will get Alzheimer’s by midcentury — a deluge that will consume nearly 25 percent of Medicare spending in 2040 — unless there are significant advances in treatment and prevention.

Type 1 diabetes identified as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease
The study looking at a healthcare database of more than 490,000 people over 60 years old found that participants with T1D were 60 to 93 percent more likely to get dementia compared with people without diabetes, even when the diabetes is treated. More research is needed to validate this finding and investigate the biological reasons for the increased risk in T1D.

Early education impacts future risk for Alzheimer’s disease

Two studies from Sweden suggest a correlation between childhood school performance (ages 9-10) and the development of late life dementia.

Women are at greater risk for cognitive decline and dementia
Women are at the epicenter of Alzheimer’s disease. According to Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, almost two-thirds of American seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease are women. Women are also more likely to be caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s. The most recent data show that 63 percent of all unpaid Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers are women.

Researchers report new ways to predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Studies indicate that brain scans, memory tests and body fluids may hold the keys to understanding a person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, even among those who don’t have memory and thinking problems associated with the disease.

Physical exercise may be an effective treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia
We know that regular physical activity may reduce the risk of cognitive decline, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Three new research studies demonstrated the value of moderate to high intensity aerobic exercise for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, finding that this type of exercise may help them live better with the disease.