The “typical” day of an assisted living resident at Heritage at Framingham is difficult to describe simply, because our residents enjoy so many different activities and partake in such a wide variety of programs.
Some residents require assistance with morning preparation such as medication management, dressing, grooming, bathing or toileting. These are provided sensitively and respectfully by our trained, award-winning staff.
Each day begins with a nutritious breakfast in our beautifully appointed, sun filled dining room. This space begins to fill with the sound of tinkling China and the smell of fresh brewed coffee, and reaches a crescendo as more and more residents arrive, sharing a bright, “Good morning!” and the news of the day. The wait staff shuffle between tables, serving and pouring, participating in the banter, inquiring about children, grandchildren, and plans for the day. The scene is what you would expect in an elegant residential hotel. As the breakfast hour winds down, residents depart for the planned activities of the day, which may include exercising, hobbies or crafts.
Some residents choose to have a quiet morning in their apartments or strolling through the community and (weather permitting) our outdoor, secured gardens.
The morning hours see an intermittent stream of residents, visitors and staff going to and fro throughout the community. Staff lead activities or discussion groups, while others perform housekeeping rounds.
Lunchtime is a busy social time with assisted living residents interacting with each other and staff as well as residents. The luncheon group may be very different from those who shared breakfast – this flexibility and variety is at the heart of the vibrant lifestyle at Heritage at Framingham.
Afternoons may be quiet or boisterous, depending on where in the community you happen to look at any given time. In one room, you may find a group discussing a recent Grisham novel, while in another lounge you may see the cutthroat competition of the Wii bowling league, while in another room a watercolor painting class. Other residents may be participating in an exercise class. And anywhere in the community you will find others enjoying a quiet moment with a friend, or a good book.
Evenings at Heritage at Framingham are similarly active and filled with opportunities to socialize. The dining room fills with the fragrance of savory food. The residents arrive, sharing the news of the day and scanning the menu of appetizers and entrées debating their selections. Then after dinner, many choose to retire while others will partake of a movie (complete with popcorn) or a lecture offered by visiting expert.
What is “typical” at Heritage at Framingham is variety and flexibility, in an award-winning architecturally sensitive assisted living residence, as well as observation by, and interactions with attentive, trained staff.