The East Ridge Retirement Village assisted living facility in Miami was one of the places we saw while looking in the region for my friend's mother.
We were immediately taken by the lovely exterior and grounds, which looked more like a resort. The grounds were beautifully landscaped, with fountains, parkways and even exotic birds. The tree-lined walkways were easy to navigate.
This exercise facility had ample rooms, including an outdoor pool so that it had a relaxing spa feel. They also have daily yoga and aerobics exercise classes and golf. The residents may also safely navigate the lovely grounds for exercise with adequate supervision.
The living spaces were generous, with several different floor plans to choose from. There were lovely garden apartments near the pool area, plus larger units available.
The dining room was quite nice, with plenty of space. The food we saw looked and smelled delicious. The menus all had healthy food options for all kinds of diets. Healthy snacks are offered all day and into the evening, as well as whenever residents request them.
The many planned activities feature everything from book readings and discussions to arts and crafts. The residents are taken to many interesting events in Miami -- which is known for its rich cultural diversity.
It is easy for residents to be active in the community and provide support to local organizations to enrich their lives and the lives of others.
This is a full service community with exceptional staff -- and we could see how any senior would really enjoy living in this extraordinary environment.