Ridgefield Station Brings Innovative Approach to Senior Living
New England-based Senior Living Residences is proud to announce the grand launching of Ridgefield Station Senior Living. The Assisted Living and Memory Support community is replacing Atria Ridgefield, formerly managed by Atria Senior Living, which opened in 2020.
Senior Living Residences (SLR) has been at the forefront of developing and providing service-enriched Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Alzheimer’s care options for seniors across New England for more than 30 years. Ridgefield Station joins 17 Senior Living Residences communities across New England, including Farmington Station in Farmington, CT.
“Neighbors and eldercare professionals in the area should think of Ridgefield Station as a brand new assisted living and memory support community in town. While it has only been a short time since SLR took on management of the community, we have already made some integral changes,” says Tadd Clelland, SLR’s President and CEO. “We have significantly improved staff wages across the board, brought in a number of new programs for the residents who live here, and we are spearheading a public education initiative to make Ridgefield a Dementia Friendly community.”
One new innovation that has been a hit with both staff and residents is SLR’s award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking program, which incorporates the principles of the well-researched Mediterranean Diet into everyday meals to improve overall brain health. Simone attributes the quick success of this program to the community’s new chef and Director of Dining Experience, Jennifer Cerny. “She was really excited to roll this program and has been working with her team to develop new Mediterranean-style recipes that are inspired by our residents’ favorite dishes.”
Simone also notes that the community is hiring new staff to keep up with the increase in the community’s occupancy since SLR took over, specifically in programming, dining and caregiver departments. Those interested in working for the new Ridgefield Station can apply online at RidgfieldSLR.com. •
Ridgefield Station is offering both virtual and in-person tours. Those interested in touring the all-new Ridgefield Station can contact Maureen McLam at (203) 403-0990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit, or drop by! More information can be found online at https://www.RidgefieldSLR.com.•