Downtown Assisted Living: Here’s Why
Four Great Reasons For The Terraces At Abiitan
As you’re considering Assisted Living, there are many options. The Terraces at Abiitan is proud of our downtown Mill City District location because of everything it allows us to bring to our residents- and because of these four reasons that you may not have thought of.
1. Access to everything that downtown Minneapolis has to offer.
When a loved one comes to need some support or assistance, they don’t have to stop doing the things they have always loved, like enjoying the arts and culture, life-long learning, dining experiences at restaurants like Smith & Porter, music at MacPhail Center for Music, or sports—even gardening. The enriching urban life of a downtown Assisted Living means easy access to all of these things—usually with transportation to-and-from. At some Assisted Living communities, residents enjoy these things year-round from the comfort of home with activities, opportunities, and programming on-site.
2. Your loved one is closer to you during waking hours.
Whether a small incident or a bigger emergency, being nearby your loved one during waking hours means you’re a phone call—and a few blocks—away. When something does happen, and you’re the one they call, being close is critical to what happens next. Since many incidents that seniors experience do happen during up-and-about waking hours, having the peace-of-mind knowing that you’re nearby if and when they need you is invaluable.
3. In the midst of hustle-and-bustle.
Keeping our minds engaged as we age is one way to slow memory loss and impairment, and a good way to help prevent depression. Being at a Community with neighbors, support, activities, and programming is great; being at a downtown Community means there even more to engage residents’ brains—interesting people from all walks of life going to and from work, lunch crowds, cars driving by, runners and bikers, delivery trucks… Downtown residents are surrounded by the kind of hustle-and-bustle that can help them to keep their eyes watching and observing, their brains thinking, and makes for good conversation!
4. More time together.
Being closer to you downtown means more opportunities for dinner, drop-in lunches, coffee before work in the morning, or quick check-ins with your loved one—and with the Community’s staff. It means less time in the car to get to where they are, and more time to actually sit down and spend with them. Life is short, and spending quality time with our loved ones as they age is good for them—and for us. Being closer in proximity also means you can be more involved in their care, and making sure necessary communication is occurring with the care team.
For an aging loved one who needs support and assistance, The Terraces at Abiitan embraces the art of living well in every moment. We create opportunities for your loved one to live a richer, fuller life while getting the care they need.Let us come alongside you on your journey.