Resident Life at The Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living
240 Lynnfield St.
Peabody, MA 01960
We believe the opportunity to socialize and participate in stimulating activities contributes significantly to one’s overall health. At Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living, our residents live a warm and nurturing environment. Well-planned activities for aging seniors and those with memory loss can make a huge difference in one’s day-to-day quality of life. Residents, family members and friends can often be found relaxing in the welcoming indoor and outdoor gathering spaces.
Innovation in Personalized Memory Care
Designed by Robert Hoover of HBLA, Inc. Portsmouth, New Hampshire specifically for a memory impaired population, the grounds at Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living showcase two remarkable therapeutic gardens. These colorful gardens were created on the premise that nature is a therapeutic and restorative medium. Enclosed for safety, the gardens allow residents to enjoy gardening activities as well as savor the spectacular beauty of the outdoors. We utilize physicians, nurses, therapists, and social workers who offer continuous assessment to create a highly personalized care program. Residents remain active throughout the day, which slows the decline of the disease process and enhances the overall quality of life. Our nurturing environment fosters resident comfort and stimulates positive emotions. These customized care plans help residents minimize limitations and maintain their independence, individuality and dignity.
Outstanding “Music & Memory” Program at Brudnick Center
Jeffrey and Susan Brudnick Center for Living is certified to implement the highly acclaimed “Music & Memory” program. This program has had tremendous success in reaching individuals with dementia where other methods have failed. Personalized music selections are compiled and placed on iPods; these musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia. Even for persons with severe dementia, music can facilitate deep emotional recall. Since there is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, we provide a memory care unit designed to maximize each individual’s potential and help them maintain existing functionality.
Outings include lunches at local restaurants, movies, ice cream and walks on the beach
Art therapy/music therapy/pet therapy
Therapeutic movement and music to enhance exercise
Activities such as bingo, sing-a-longs, trivia games, current event discussions, language groups
Resident council where residents meet monthly with department heads to discuss various aspects to community and activities
Spiritual services and programs, intergenerational gatherings, support groups
Volunteer programs from local community members to provide companionship for the residents