Demystifying Resident Contracts

For people who are considering moving to a community, many of the benefits are obvious: a beautiful location, friendly neighbors, great amenities, and supportive staff. But moving to a senior community is a big decision, and one that can raise many questions - especially when it comes to signing a contract or resident agreement. The resident agreement may seem imposing at first, but it also holds the answers to many questions prospective residents may have, such as: What's included and n…

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Jo Fulton Inspires with Volunteerism at Claremont Manor and Beyond

Jo began volunteering at the age of 12, during World War II when she manned an airplane lookout tower, alongside her mother. Later, as an adult, she worked with the Future Homemakers of America and also as a Girl Scout leader. More recently she's been involved with Hope Partners food distribution center, the Lions Club, the Claremont Manor Care Center and the Front Porch Communities Foundation at Claremont Manor. Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic for in-person volunteerism, Jo…

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Chef David Keeps Meal Times Bold and Fresh During Pandemic

Tantalizing Tuscan pasta. Spicy Jamaican entrees. Creamy Irish coffee. These aren't just the dishes you can find on the menu at a fine dining establishment -- Claremont Manor residents enjoy decadent meals like this every day in an atmosphere that brings the ambiance of a fine establishment to their homes and soon to the community's dining room. Claremont Manor's Executive Chef David Diaz knows how important a unique, well-prepared meal is for residents. From nights dedicated to differe…

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Claremont Manor Life Enrichment Specialist Says Boredom is not Allowed

30-year employee Albert Mambou uses multiple skills to keep social opportunities fresh for residents during pandemic If there is one thing Albert Mambou does not like to be is bored. Nor does he want any Claremont Manor resident to be either. That's why serving as part of the community's life enrichment team for the past 30 years, has been Albert's dream job. "Every day I get to use the skills I have to create meaningful and fun opportunities for residents," said Albert, who is traine…

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Summer House at Claremont Manor: A Unique Memory Care Neighborhood

At Front Porch, seven of our retirement communities offer Summer House, memory care neighborhoods in intimate settings designed specifically for residents with Alzheimer's and memory loss. Providing specialized care in a home-like setting, innovative technologies to support engagement, and enhanced monitoring to ensure peace of mind for families, Summer House has been especially beneficial during the pandemic in meeting the needs of residents and providing meaningful experiences. If a loved …

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Creativity Under Quarantine at Claremont Manor

The creative process brings enjoyment, discovery, and self-expression to people of all ages. During the pandemic, creative projects such as painting, sewing, and writing poems have been especially important to older adults who want to maintain engagement while staying safer at home. Benefits include the potential to increase motor skills and coordination, enhance cognitive abilities, reduce stress and anxiety, and strengthen social connections (virtually or safely distanced). At Claremon…

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Summer House: Memory Care in a Home-Like Environment

When it comes to memory care, some experts agree that familiarity with staff in an intimate setting is a positive factor one should consider when considering quality care. At Summer House at Claremont Manor, that is exactly what staff strives for. With a setting as cheerful and bright as a cherished summer home, Summer House is an intimate "neighborhood" featuring 17 residences, each with modern comforts and classic styling. In this one-of-a-kind space specially tailored for those with …

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Dorothy and Her Little Dog Toto Find New Opportunities at Claremont Manor

After her husband died, Dorothy Goodman found her home was quite lonely.  Plus, yard work, cleaning  and home maintenance were more than just chores, they became burdens. "Coming home to an empty house was not pleasant," Dorothy remembers. "But now, I look forward to coming home to Claremont Manor. It's just lovely pulling into the driveway. I see the beautiful grounds and it makes me smile." First impressions are important to Dorothy and when she first visited Claremont Man…

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Manager Kathy Asencio is the Talk of the Claremont Manor Dining Room

With more than 20 years of hospitality experience, it wasn't until Kathy Asencio came to Claremont Manor did she find the ultimate job satisfaction. Kathy spent her early career as an accountant but soon realized customer service was her gift. "I did not like working alone with limited interaction with people," Kathy said. "I was inspired by an aunt who was a waitress. I saw how much fun she had serving people. I told myself, I want that!" Kathy soon found herself in a new career as a…

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