Spirit of Community Engagement Drives Resident Satisfaction
For many, the month of September signals the end of summer, the beginning of autumn, and the start of a new school year. At Seabrook, an Erickson Living senior living community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, it also marks the further return to many independent living amenities and services, in alignment with proven infection prevention protocols, that make the campus the most attractive retirement destination in Monmouth County.
"Despite the challenges of the past several months, it's exciting to now see so many residents out and about, enjoying the many amenities and activities that make for such an enriching lifestyle," said Executive Director Phil Jean. "Seabrook's spirit of community engagement is alive and well with a wealth of opportunities for residents to be spending time with wonderful neighbors and be involved in diverse activities and programs on campus."
Beside safely socializing, residents are enjoying many outdoor amenities, such as gardening, bocce ball, walking paths and nature trails, putting greens, and outside BBQs. In addition, residents, family members, and friends are attending entertaining concerts on the campus Great Lawn by local bands including Nicole & Denise, St. Peter's Brass Quintet, Sentimental Journey Big Band, Charlie's Band featuring vocalist Sandy Sasso, and Oktoberfest with Florian Schantz Jazz Combo.
With appropriate precautions in place, indoor services and amenities have also resumed, including woodshop, fitness and aquatic center, library hours, volunteer opportunities, and resident club activities. Furthermore, many of the virtual engagement opportunities available the past several months continue, including spiritual services, educational courses, technology support and telehealth appointments. Operationally, transportation services, medical center, pharmacy and salons have also expanded service, some involving capacity standards and with appointments/reservations required.
Resident Maureen and Tom Sullivan have enjoyed living at Seabrook since 2014 and appreciate having fun and engaging activities on campus as well as essential services. "We recently attended two amazing concerts on the Great Lawn – St. Peter's Brass Quintet and Nicole & Denise," said Maureen. "Where else can you enjoy concerts right in your own backyard!"
With so much uncertainty in the world today, the one thing that has come into even sharper focus is our innate need for a strong social network. None of us can do it alone. Now, more than ever, community matters. That's why, for community residents, living in a safe environment with other seniors who understand each other and who genuinely care for their neighbors has been such an appreciated and valued experience.
To learn more about Seabrook's vibrant retirement lifestyle, visit www.seabrookcommunity.com.