Out & About with Samantha Payne – Business Development & Community Relations Mosaic Home Care Services: A visit to The Marleigh Retirement Residence

As a marketing representative for a homecare company I spend a lot of time meeting with different organizations; some of which are retirement residences. In January 2013 I had the pleasure of visiting The Marleigh Retirement Residence, with Jane Teasdale, in Unionville Ontario.

Although still under construction, Alison and Ann Marie, both Director of Sales and Marketing, were gracious enough to sit down with us and tell us about The Marleigh Retirement and its many features.

The newly designed retirement residence offers Independent and Assisted Living Lifestyles options, dining services and amenities to keep you busy all day long. Their concierge and pet services make the residence particularly attractive to animal lovers.

“Everyone needs a companion, but not everyone can do the work”, says Alison. “If you need help walking your dog, if you’re gone for the weekend or just out for the day, you can feel good leaving your pet here,” says Ann Marie.

The Marleigh prides itself on an individual approach.

“We don’t use the standard retirement home programming. Instead we work from the bottom up,” says Alison, “We ask about your interests and create our activities according to what you like and provide individual and group programs according to the person’s hobbies and interests.

The Marleigh is a flagship residence for BayBridge Senior Living, which are “dedicated to serving seniors in a compassionate [and] respectful manner.” As well they are a LEED Equivalent; making them “…recognized as a development designed and built with a thorough commitment to being ‘green.”

This new retirement residence also has a focus on catering to people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. For more information please review the Marleigh Website at www.themarleigh.ca or contact Alison or Ann Marie at 905.947.9990

There are other retirement facilities such as Sunrise Senior Living at www.sunriseseniorliving.ca & Diversicare www.diversicare.ca

Other organizations that provide information and support for an individual with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and their family members are listed below:

Dementia Support Day Program – 416-638-8600

http://www.dementiasupport.ca/

Community Care Access Centre info on Day Programs – http://www.ccac-ont.ca/

Alzheimer Society of Toronto – http://www.alzheimertoronto.org/

http://www.cedarhursthome.ca/about.asp