11 Things you Didn’t Know About Independent Living at Medford Leas
You may have heard that you can enjoy a convenient, fulfilling and fun lifestyle in independent living. In most cases, delicious meals, lifelong learning, social opportunities and cultural enrichment help make independent living the ideal environment for pursuing your passions.
In addition to the above, independent living at Medford Leas offers a variety of benefits you may not know about. As you research independent living communities, consider these 11 hidden gems you’ll enjoy at Medford Leas.
- Residents Play a Significant Role
At Medford Leas, we are proud that residents are engaged, active and come from a diverse background of experiences and faiths. We’re also grateful for residents’ willingness to share their broad life experiences and talents to help enrich the independent living experience for everyone.
The many ways residents play a key role in our community include our self-governing residents’ association, along with more than 90 resident-directed clubs and committees.
- Our Campuses Get You Close to Nature
On both of our campuses, you’ll find beautiful settings that provide you with a multitude of ways to get in touch with nature. Both of our campuses share more than 250 acres of open space through the Barton Arboretum and Nature Preserve. In addition, all our residences open onto gorgeous green space.
As you travel to and through our campuses, you’ll also experience nature through natural woodlands, beautifully landscaped gardens and meadows. In addition, hundreds of varieties of trees feature plaques displaying each botanical and common name. A trail system, along with the Lois Forrest Nature Center, also adds to the natural beauty of our community.
- We Are a Pet-Friendly Community
If you’re a pet lover, you’ll be happy to learn that you can bring your furry friend to help you enjoy all the beautiful, green space at Medford Leas. Medical experts note that pets may provide you with health benefits including lowered blood pressure and stress, reduced depression and loneliness, and increased physical activity and social interaction.
We also recognize that not everyone wants a pet, and our pet policy addresses the ways in which we protect the interests of both pet owners and individuals who choose not to own pets.
- We Offer a Variety of Neighborhoods
Making a move to independent living is a sound decision, but your freedom of choice does not end with the community you select. At Medford Leas, you’ll enjoy a variety of diverse residential neighborhoods, including spacious patio homes, courtyard apartments at scenic garden level and clustered townhomes.
In addition to choosing the style and location of your new home, you’ll also have the opportunity to make your new residence your own with a range of customization options. No matter what neighborhood you choose, you’ll enjoy the beautiful vistas of our natural arboretum setting.
- We Take Care of the Chores
What does “total home maintenance” mean to you? At Medford Leas, your monthly fee provides you with a lifetime warranty on all repairs and maintenance to both the interior and exterior of your residence.
When you choose independent living, you can leave behind the chores associated with homeownership. Our experienced team members handle everything from appliance replacement and repair to snow removal, landscaping, painting, structural repairs and more. With your newfound free time, you can focus on activities you enjoy.
- Medford Leas Is Accredited
For more than three decades, Medford Leas has been accredited by CARF-CCAC, the only independent, nationwide accrediting body in the United States that corroborates governance and service quality in continuing care retirement communities.
Accreditation follows a detailed review of a community’s finances, policies and procedures, operations, marketing and governance. The voluntary assessment provides assurance to residents — both current and future — that a community continually works to achieve the highest levels of quality in practices and services.
At Medford Leas, we are proud of our status as one of the few continuing care retirement communities in the country to have achieved and retained accreditation status since the commission was formed in the 1980s.
- We Are Guided by Quaker Values
Medford Leas and its sponsor, The Estaugh, are guided by the practices, philosophy and values of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. As part of these values, we follow the tenet of “that of God” in all people, and we respect the inherent value of every individual.
Our Quaker values guide us as we continually work to build and sustain a caring, open community that welcomes all people. As an organization driven by its mission, The Estaugh recognizes the need to serve the greater community as a good neighbor and responsible employer.
- We Are a Not-for-Profit Community
As a not-for-profit community, Medford Leas does not have shareholders, and any excess revenue goes toward operating expenses that benefit residents. Unlike for-profit organizations, our community does not include generation of profits as part of its mission.
Other examples of not-for-profit organizations include religious groups, hospitals, universities and others. These organizations receive tax benefits that help to promote their missions and that help ensure continued services to their intended recipients. At Medford Leas, residents gain the advantage of the reinvestment of any excess funds into the community.
- Our Options Can Fit Your Budget
If you’re not sure that Medford Leas will fit your budget, you may be pleasantly surprised. We offer a variety of contract options and residential accommodations, along with monthly fee and entrance fee packages that are affordable for people of varying income and asset levels. To find out more, we encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary, initial financial review, which can be conducted either in person or by phone.
- We’re Committed to Your Wellness
We offer a wide range of health and wellness services and programming to help you live your best life. At Medford Leas, you’ll experience firsthand our commitment to quality health care for life with services including full-time, primary care medical staff members who are available to coordinate care with our area’s top treatment programs and specialists. As part of our “patient partnership” philosophy, you’ll also enjoy an ongoing, personalized relationship with members of our health care team.
We’re committed to supporting you as you achieve your highest possible level of wellness. Our team of extensively trained wellness and fitness professionals can help you use our fitness centers, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and exercise studios to your best advantage. In addition, a wide array of wellness programming — from strength classes to water aerobics to personalized fitness instruction — is available.
To help keep your brain healthy, you can participate in our award-winning “Cognitive Fitness Brain Gym” program, which uses a nationally recognized, computer-based workout and other techniques designed to help improve and support cognitive health.
- We Offer Comprehensive, Personalized Services
Founded in 1971, Medford Leas began with one campus in Medford, New Jersey. In 1999, we expanded our services to include a second campus in Lumberton, New Jersey. Through our two beautiful locations, we offer a variety of supportive residential arrangements and contractual options to meet your needs.
Throughout our two campuses, you’ll find a welcoming environment, along with friendly staff members and residents who make you feel right at home. To learn more about our community or to schedule your visit, please contact us today.