LIFE ENRICHMENT IS LOADS OF FUN AT LIBERTY RIDGE

There is never a dull moment at Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community.  How can there be? Thanks to Healthy Lifestyle, residents remain on the go, lively and engaged. Healthy Lifestyle is a life enrichment program designed to enhance the quality of life for Liberty Ridge residents, involving them in activities that foster a healthy mind, body and spirit.  Healthy Lifestyle is not your traditional “one-size-fits-all” activity program. Its intent is not to merely keep people occupied.

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According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. As the size and proportion of this segment of the U.S. population increases, the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s and other dementias will grow, too.   For families with a loved one suffering from memory loss, a key concern is finding a place that can deal with such a diagnosis and enhance the individual’s quality of life. The Memory Care Neighborhood at Liberty Ridge offers families the peace of mind they seek.

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Sometimes as we age, we may need a little help to accomplish activities of daily living (ADLs). These include dressing, bathing, taking medication and preparing meals. Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community addresses this need by offering assisted living care at its Lexington campus.  Assisted living provides residents who do not need daily medical attention an opportunity to receive care in a homelike setting. In Kentucky, an assisted living residence must undergo a certification process and be inspected regularly by....

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LIFE ENRICHMENT IS LOADS OF FUN AT LIBERTY RIDGE

There is never a dull moment at Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community.


How can there be? Thanks to Healthy Lifestyle, residents remain on the go, lively and engaged. Healthy Lifestyle is a life enrichment program designed to enhance the quality of life for Liberty Ridge residents, involving them in activities that foster a healthy mind, body and spirit.


Healthy Lifestyle is not your traditional “one-size-fits-all” activity program. Its intent is not to merely keep people occupied. Its focus is to promote meaningful, individualized pursuits that are necessary for maintaining health and encourage residents to continue growing and recognize their self-worth.


Through initial interviews and ongoing conversations, the staff at Liberty Ridge learn about each resident’s unique interests, talents and values. Staff can then devise a custom-tailored program that combines personal and organized group activities. These activities run across an intriguing gamut, from card games, trivia, bingo, movies and University of Kentucky basketball games to magic shows and a version of The Price is Right game show. The staff makes every activity as convenient, interesting and beneficial to the residents as possible, paying special attention to any physical limitations a participant has. Liberty Ridge treats every resident with respect and dignity.

Liberty Ridge’s Life Enrichment director carefully plans and selects daily activities that engage and entertain the residents. To promote a healthy mind, there are educational workshops, cultural experiences, a book club, discussions and debates. To enhance a healthy body, there are flexibility exercises, dance classes, nutritious cooking classes and safety programs. You can enjoy a personal workout in the fitness center, which features all types of new equipment, including hand weights, fitness balls, resistance bands and a stationary bicycle. The walking trail perfectly combines beautiful green space with exercise in the fresh air. The community also has on site a Wellness Clinic, and Lifeline Home Health, Liberty Ridge’s industry partners, provides “Ask a Nurse” weekly. Nurses are on hand to check blood pressure and answer residents’ questions about health issues. To promote a healthy spirit, residents can participate in community service, volunteerism, mentoring, worship and prayer and support groups.


Social gatherings help residents connect with each other and further build a caring, supportive community. There’s always something to celebrate: birthdays, holidays and “just because” days. Often a special day calls for a special activity. For instance, on Mother’s Day, women are guests at an afternoon tea. On

Father’s Day, men are treated to an outdoor barbecue. The fun is not contained solely to the campus. The residents often go on outings to restaurants, libraries and local attractions, such as Renfro Valley, the Kentucky Horse Park and Pioneer Playhouse.


Music has been proven to be greatly inspiring and enlivening for people of all ages, so a wide variety of musical presentations and endeavors are important parts of the Life Enrichment program. Bluegrass bands, harpists, classical guitarists, pianists and choirs are just some of the musical treats residents frequently enjoy.


You can check out Liberty Ridge’s monthly calendar of events at www.libertyridge.com/life-enrichment/life-enrichment-calendar.

BRUCE MAPLES

My name is Bruce Maples, and I am the Sales and Community Outreach Coordinator at Liberty Ridge, Lexington’s premier senior living community. I’m a veteran sales person, and have dealt with seniors and senior care organizations in a sales/advisory capacity for the past 33 years (or since 1984).

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