With the adoption of Integral Senior Living’s signature Vibrant Life® program, we provide an all-inclusive health and wellness experience. Thoughtfully designed to connect you with family, friends, and the community; our Vibrant Life® program truly inspires, challenges — even dares you to be adventurous.
With a host of optional outings, you create your own schedule based upon your interests, preferences, routines, and abilities. Whether it is morning exercise, a sing-a-long at the piano, a trip to local attractions, or a dance with entertainment provided by local musicians, it’s your choice to join in the fun.
Dining by Design
Freshly prepared meals are served three times daily in our dining room. When you arrive for each meal, our staff will deliver your choice of beverage, and note your selections from the daily specials or alternative choice menu. Special requests are welcomed for individual dietary needs. Just make your preferences known and we will make sure you’re satisfied. From signature dishes created with fresh, nutritional food choices, to exemplary customer service under the supervision of our on-site Dining Services Coordinator and Culinary Services Director, residents and their guests look forward to time spent in the beautifully appointed dining rooms here at Claremont Place.
Memories in the Making
Claremont Place signed an agreement with Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles and has become a recognized “Memories in the Making” program site. Memories in the Making®, introduced in 1988, is the signature art program of Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles. It is a unique program that allows persons with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia – like residents who live in our Generations Memory Care to express themselves through art. After looking further into the program and its benefits, we thought it would be a wonderful addition to our community. During the process of creating artwork, these individuals speak to us, offering the essence of themselves. The art they produce is a tangible means of expression, which reveals the artist to families, professional caregivers and to the public.
The benefits of Memories in the Making can include:
- Improved self-esteem
- A productive outlet for emotions
- Increased attention span and focus
- Activation of neurons
- An opportunity to socialize, thus reducing isolation
- Recollection and expression of past memories
- A way to reconnect with loved ones
The loss of language doesn’t mean the loss of a desire to express oneself. In fact, the part of the brain responsible for creativity is one of the last to be affected by the disease. The paintings, sketches and drawings created by our artists are often highly expressive, beautiful and hopeful. In viewing the art, the families, caregivers and the public are often touched by the insights revealed through the artist work.
Music and Memory
Claremont Place is a certified Music and Memory community! As a Certified Music and Memory Community, Claremont Place is now part of a national research initiative designed to focus on learning how residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia can benefit from listening to personalized music. Music and Memory is a program which enables residents to listen to personalized music playlists, created with input from residents themselves as well as family, friends and staff. In addition, Claremont Place utilizes the volunteer base it has available through the National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program (NAB). These playlists are loaded onto iPods so residents can connect with the music they love, with the goal of improving their overall health and well-being.
The Music and Memory program was recently featured in the documentary ALIVE Inside. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett created video which showcases the efforts of Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, offering music streamed through iPods to help people with Alzheimer’s or other dementias reconnect with themselves and to other people and places. After witnessing the effect that music had on seniors, it spurred Rossato-Bennett into following Cohen for three years filming countless stories of the power of music and memory which would become a full blown documentary film.
National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program (NAB)
Cal Poly Pomona has partnered with Claremont Place senior living community and Harvard College to bring the National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program (NAB) to its campus. There are many fears associated with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s―chief among them is the fear of isolation. The National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program is a student run organization dedicated to alleviating the fear and the emotional confinement associated with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
How it works
Buddies dedicate one hour a week to a resident with dementia at Claremont Place. The activities they do together can range from having small conversations to reading a magazine or listening to music. Responsibilities extend outside of the senior residence as well: Buddies document their experiences each week as well as any progress noted, attend weekly reflection meetings and program and training events. Buddies are expected to approach every shift as a time to get to know their Alzheimer’s resident as a friend. This approach distinguishes them from caregivers, and allows the relationship to develop naturally. Claremont Place joined the music therapy program with the buddy program. Buddies will be given information that their Alzheimer’s partner has compiled, called a Life Journey. The Life Journey is a collection of the resident’s past (interests, hobbies, vacations). Buddies use the Life Journey and get to know the resident and enable them to develop a “playlist of their life.” Options range from songs from their wedding to concerts they attended in their youth. During one on one visits, the students have the option to use these playlists to establish connections with their buddy and develop deeper conversations.