Every Life is a Tapestry

Every indi­vid­ual is a unique com­bi­na­tion of expe­ri­ences, beliefs, pref­er­ences, rou­tines and rhythms of dai­ly life woven togeth­er to cre­ate a one-of-a-kind life. At The Arling­ton, we under­stand that liv­ing with Alzheimer’s dis­ease or anoth­er form of age-relat­ed cog­ni­tive impair­ment changes many things; but it doesn’t change the val­ue of every individual.

MyTapes­try has been designed to take advan­tage of the lat­est dis­cov­er­ies about how to help peo­ple with var­i­ous forms of mem­o­ry loss thrive and feel secure in their envi­ron­ment. This begins with dis­cov­ery. Ded­i­cat­ed, trained pro­fes­sion­als take the time to learn about each indi­vid­ual res­i­dent by talk­ing with fam­i­ly mem­bers to gain an under­stand­ing of his or her unique his­to­ry, pref­er­ences and rhythms of dai­ly life. This knowl­edge enables the MyTapes­try team to meet each res­i­dent where they are, cre­at­ing a cus­tomized dai­ly rou­tine and a liv­ing envi­ron­ment that sup­ports his or her high­est lev­el of independence.

Fea­tures of the MyTapes­try Pro­gram Include:

Age­less Grace

Age­less Grace is a cut­ting-edge brain fit­ness pro­gram based on neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty that acti­vates all 5 func­tions of the brain — ana­lyt­i­cal, strate­gic, kines­thet­ic learn­ing, memory/​recall, cre­ativ­i­ty and imag­i­na­tion — and simul­ta­ne­ous­ly address­es all 21 phys­i­cal skills need­ed for life­long opti­mal func­tion. Cre­at­ed by Denise Medved, the pro­gram con­sists of 21 sim­ple exer­cise tools designed for all ages and abil­i­ties. These exer­cis­es, based on every­day move­ments that are nat­ur­al and organ­ic, focus on the healthy longevi­ty of the body and mind.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga is proven to improve flex­i­bil­i­ty, build mus­cle strength, pro­mote good pos­ture, slow car­ti­lage and joint break­down, pro­tect your spine, increase blood flow, boost immu­ni­ty, reduce pres­sure, reg­u­late adren­al glands, help one focus, improve bal­ance, release ten­sion in limbs, help one sleep deep­er, boost immune sys­tem func­tion­al­i­ty, give lungs room to breathe, help reduce IBS and oth­er diges­tive prob­lems, ease pain, keep aller­gies and virus­es at bay, and strength­en con­nec­tive tis­sue, among many oth­er ben­e­fits. Med­i­ta­tion echoes many of the same ben­e­fits, such as reduc­ing stress, con­trol­ling pain, improv­ing sleep and decreas­ing blood pres­sure. Addi­tion­al­ly, med­i­ta­tion can help con­trol anx­i­ety, length­en atten­tion span, and can gen­er­ate kind­ness. Staff mem­bers are encour­aged to par­tic­i­pate along­side our res­i­dents in an effort to pro­mote well-being across our neighborhood.

Din­ing in Style

This month­ly event is a culi­nary expe­ri­ence! Our chefs cre­ate dynam­ic menus for the evening to cre­ate a fine din­ing, restau­rant expe­ri­ence, com­ple­ment­ed with strolling musi­cians, flo­ral cen­ter­pieces, and upgrad­ed chi­na. The event is thor­ough­ly enjoyed by our res­i­dents, fam­i­lies and guests each month. Many of our cou­ples regard this as, date night.”


Fam­i­ly Mem­ber Perspectives

Asso­ciate Perspectives


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