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.
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’ll 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.
Claremont Place Senior Living is dedicated to refining aspects of resident lifestyles. To ensure our residents’ preferences and requests are addressed, our Resident Food Committee meets monthly. Many service and menu additions and changes have been implemented due to the efforts of this diligent group of individuals in their time with the culinary services director.
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
As a Certified Music & Memory community, Claremont Place is part of a national research initiative dedicated to learning how residents living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia can benefit from listening to personalized music. Music & Memory is a program that enables residents to listen to personalized music playlists, created with input from residents themselves as well as family, friends and staff. These playlists are loaded onto digital devices so residents can connect with the music they love, with the goal of improving their overall health and well-being. In addition, Claremont Place utilizes the volunteer base it has available through the National Alzheimer’s Buddy Program (NAB).
The Music & Memory program was recently featured in the documentary ALIVE Inside. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett created video that showcases the efforts of Dan Cohen, founder of Music & Memory, offering music streamed through digital devices to help people with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia reconnect with themselves, 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 that 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.
Buddies dedicate one hour a week to spending time with a resident living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia at Claremont Place. Together, they read magazines, listen to music or simply enjoy quality conversation. Buddies then document their experiences each week as well as any progress noted, attend weekly reflection meetings, and program and training events. Each shift is seen as an opportunity to form and deepen friendships between Buddies and residents. This approach distinguishes them from caregivers and allows the relationship to develop naturally.
Buddies are also given information about the resident, called a Life Journey. The Life Journey is a collection of the resident’s past (interests, hobbies, vacations). Buddies use the Life Journey to get to know the resident and help develop a “playlist of their life” through our Music & Memory Program. Playlists feature a wide range of music, from songs played at their wedding to concerts they attended in their youth. During one-on-one visits, the students use these playlists to establish connections with the resident and engage in fulfilling conversation.