Five Star Senior Living Features

Choosing the right route of continuing care for yourself or your aging parent is a difficult decision. But finding the right environment that fits in with your interests, needs and how you want to live the rest of your life is important for your peace of mind.

Whether its spacious and modern living facilities, numerous activities both on and off-campus, or outstanding healthcare services, the Ridge Creek expansion on the campus of Heritage Community of Kalamazoo, will provide you or your loved one with the amenities that’ll afford you comfort, security and an enriching lifestyle that will meet all of your expectations.

Home Is Where The “Smart” Is

Five star senior living starts with modern amenities in-home at Ridge Creek. Private one and two-bedroom residences will feature a gourmet kitchen and a full bathroom(s), where residents can truly have their personal space and create their new home as comforting as the one they’ve always known. These are not like the hospital rooms you may picture. All residences will be equipped with leading-edge smart home automation, climate control and lighting systems, making our homes the smartest of the smart around. The benefits of a smart-home are innumerable.

With our smart-lighting, you don’t have to fear stumbling in the dark to find a light switch in the middle of the night: you can control the lighting in your house with your voice or an app, and even change the thermostat if you’re getting too chilly all from the comfort of your bed! And if you want to step away from technology for a moment, you can sit on a rocking chair watching the sunset on your porch or balcony, overlooking our scenic property. For the more active naturalists who want to get out of their smart home and outside, Ridge Creek will have connections to the Portage Creek hike and bike trails.

An Elite-Trained Chef

While you can make your dinners at your new house in your kitchen, who wouldn’t want an elite chef at their service? At Ridge Creek at Heritage Community, residents have numerous dining options available, including a chef trained at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America that will be committed to sourcing food locally and producing creative, nutritious and delicious meals comparable to the best restaurants around.

Residents are welcome to make recommendations and requests, whether it is their favorite comfort-food like lasagna, a more delicately prepared fish or a decadent chocolate torte. Enjoy restaurant-style dining as much as you’d like, but you can always make your children’s favorite dish in your kitchen when they come to visit you, too.

And while everyday dining at Ridge Creek will be delightful, lunch and dinner outings are just some of the off-campus activities offered by Heritage Community that you are welcome to participate in.

Activities Abound

What makes Ridge Creek particularly special is the active senior living community it aims to create. Heritage Community offers art classes, choir, knitting circles, card-playing clubs, family night potlucks, picnics on the lawn, ballroom dancing lessons, poetry readings, cocktail hours and continuing education opportunities that are all available to Ridge Creek residents. While you may have never sung or danced before, it is never too late to pick up a new hobby and make new friends at Ridge Creek.

While many seniors can struggle with loneliness and isolation, living in a senior living community like Ridge Creek will help you keep socially engaged in your community, and when simply wanting a visit, friends are only a short walk away. With so many activities for seniors offered, you’ll never have to feel bored as you create your new life in retirement with your new friends.

Beauty Inside and Out

Used to getting your hair done every week? There is no need to stop making yourself feel and look beautiful when moving into a senior living community. The Seasons Salon & Spa team, operated by Salon PS, are licensed and certified with specialized CARESTM training (Dementia Care) and offer a wide array of services for men and women of any hair type and style. You can even indulge in spa treatments including manicures, pedicures, massages and hair removal. These services extend to your visiting loved ones so they are able to join you for a day of pampering for a special occasion or just because!

Fit and Well for Life

Features of some of the best senior living communities must include health and wellness facilities. Whether you’ve always been a gym enthusiast, or want to learn a new activity, Ridge Creek will have a state-of-the-art fitness center and classes to keep its residents active and healthy into their golden years.

Some of the classes offered at Heritage Community, which will be available to all residents, already include Tai Chi, Enhance®Fitness and Cardio Drumming. Cardio-Drumming helps regain and maintain muscle strength with its unique integration of rhythmic patterns that help release endorphins, further helping improve mental awareness. Most important of all: it’s plain fun.

There is a fitness program here for every fitness level, and we aim to help keep our residents healthy and invigorated, in their body, mind and soul.

Keep Your Peace of Mind With Healthcare

Ultimately, healthcare is the most important amenity to consider when choosing a senior living community. Ridge Creek will offer a full suite of services in affiliation with both the Bronson and Borgess Medical Centers, southwest Michigan’s leading health systems.

If and when needed, Heritage Community’s Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation services are also readily available. These services are included under the terms of your life care agreement and can include 24-hour professional nursing services and emergency medical care as well as an on-call physician.

Dental, podiatry, vision, mobile X-ray and massage therapy services are also available. With these amenities on campus, you can be at ease that you will be taken care of properly as needs arise and don’t have to worry about the future knowing you’ll be taken care of.

You’ve worked hard your whole life, and Ridge Creek aims to provide an enriching senior lifestyle to keep you happy, healthy and thriving. If you’re interested in learning more about our vibrant senior living community, we invite you to call us at 269-247-5999 or fill out our contact form.