Rosemark Featured In Winter 2015 Edition of The Mirror

Rosemark is proud to become a Mayfair neighbor. The following is an article about us from our friends at Mayfair Neighbors, Inc., published in the Winter 2015 issue of The Mirror. We appreciate their commitment to unite and improve the Mayfair community. 

Rosemark at Mayfair Park offers assisted living and memory support

With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning age 65 each day, the need for assisted living continues to grow. Assisted living is designed for people who need assistance with meals, medication management, bathing, dressing or transportation. It was originally conceived as an alternative to the traditional nursing home, but it’s so much more than that. It’s a place where people continue to live and continue to grow.

We know that people need people. A sense of belonging is a basic human need, no matter what age. No matter what phase of life. And being part of a community becomes even more important as people age. While many people hold on tightly to their homes and their familiar way of life, there can be significant negative consequences. As people age and begin to experience health or cognitive challenges, it becomes harder and harder to get out and engage with the world. They become isolated. Studies show that isolation and loneliness lead to a higher incidence of illness, cognitive decline and even a higher mortality rate.

Assisted living provides the setting and the support needed to continue to engage with people and with life. Moving to such a community can, quite literally, be a life saver. It’s even better when that community is part of a familiar neighborhood, where older adults can continue to shop at their favorite stores, travel familiar walking paths and maintain connections with neighbors and friends.

That’s what is so great about Rosemark coming to the Mayfair Park neighborhood. Indeed, the neighborhood was a key factor in the decision to build the community. Owners and developers Anne Rosen and Mark Cytrynbaum thoughtfully selected Mayfair to build their vibrant, person-centered care community.

“Rosemark at Mayfair Park is built with our own families in mind, a place for our parents. But really, we also are building it as a place we would want to live someday. The quiet idyllic neighborhood that is delightfully close to downtown, shopping, cultural centers and, of course, medical excellence with Rose [Medical Center], really there wasn’t a better place than Mayfair. We’ve been welcomed and embraced from the start of building Avenue 8 Apartments and now with Rosemark.”

The location is perfect. But the thoughtful, intentional planning didn’t stop there. This community is perfectly designed for the continuation of a full and engaged life. People are so different. One size doesn’t fit all. This community has something for everyone and is designed to support residents in engaging in the physical, social, intellectual and spiritual components of successful aging. From the art studio to the workshop to the theater and library, all can pursue their passions. An on-site fitness center and therapy services will keep residents active and thriving.

All together, the community boasts 33,000 square feet of space dedicated to community living – there isn’t a living room or family room around this large, yet that is what people are gaining when they make Rosemark their home. Knowing that a connection with nature is so important, the community will feature beautiful gardens and outdoor areas. Residents have 88 light-filled apartment homes in five different styles to choose from; all designed to make residents feel pampered and secure in a private retreat with amazing amenities just outside their door.

Building on the foundation of well-planned design, Rosemark has hired a team of seasoned, innovative professionals who are passionate not just about caring for older adults, but about empowering and supporting them on their journey. Sara Wright, executive director of the community, will set the tone for the culture of the community.

“I am thrilled to be a part of such an incredible community,” said Wright. “We are a team whose goal is to create a community that maintains the dignity and respect of each resident all while instilling a sense of purpose and the opportunity for growth for each person we serve. From the other highly experienced department directors and nurses, to our devoted housekeepers and patient care partners, we all aspire to give our residents a home in which they are encouraged to grow and flourish in new ways.” Wright and the Rosemark team, which includes long-time Mayfair friend Patty Halfon as outreach coordinator, are dedicated to providing excellence in customer service and hospitality and creating a vibrant culture where everyone can be their best.

Specialized assistance for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementia is paramount, as the prevalence of these diseases is growing. Wright is experienced in supporting people living with dementia and is a PAC (positive approach to care) trainer. The PAC approach focuses on responding to a person’s change in cognition in a positive way, understanding that “responding” rather than “reacting” leads to much better outcomes for all.

So often people only see the decline that comes with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. At Rosemark, we focus on what is still possible and build on the gifts and abilities that the person living with the disease possesses. The engagement of family and friends is critical to the well-being of individuals living with dementia. Family and friends will become part of the Rosemark care team learning and growing together to best support their loved ones.

Assisted Living apartment homes at Rosemark at Mayfair Park start at $4,500 a month and Memory Support apartment homes start at $6,190 a month. Everything is included except phone service.