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    Living in harmony at Symphony Manor of Feasterville Assisted Living & Memory Care

    by Maryanna S. Phinn

    Residents of Symphony Manor of Feasterville enjoy many amenities offered in the beautiful and homelike assisted living and memory care community in Lower Bucks County.

    In January 2018, enhancements to the community’s holistic signature program called, “In the Moment Memory Care Program,” will provide residents and their families with more personalized options to the unique program’s compassionate approach to daily living.

    Renovations will begin at the start of the new year in a portion of the building that serves memory care residents.

    “We have plans underway to create two secure ‘neighborhoods’ in our memory care program, called Harmony Place and Rhapsody Place,” says Deb Shane, regional director of sales and marketing. Harmony Place is a neighborhood for residents in earlier stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Rhapsody Place is a neighborhood for residents who struggle with the longer-term effects of dementia and need more attention.

    The neighborhoods will have a music-themed design with expanded activities to meet the residents’ needs specifically in the moment that they are experiencing and engaging them accordingly. “We found that music is magic in our community. All of our residents, who range in ages from early 70s to late 90s, connect with music, whether it’s patriotic, classical or contemporary. We are carrying that theme over to our redesign.”

    Symphony Manor has 38 apartments in memory care and 48 assisted living apartments. “Assisted living takes a very independent-like approach to daily living. We are designed for seniors who still have an independent lifestyle but may need some extra support such as personal care and grooming, medication management or other activities of daily living. Last spring, half of the assisted living apartments were upgraded, including stainless steel appliances and newly renovated kitchenettes. There are a variety of floor plans and private and semi-private options,” Deb says.

    Symphony Manor of Feasterville is the only licensed assisted living facility in Bucks County. Socialization is an integral part of the community for residents at every level of care.

    The weekly calendar is packed with shopping trips, seasonal events, a bowling league, displays of residents’ artwork, movie nights, afternoon karaoke, reading clubs, morning exercise , bingo, happy hours and wine and cheese socials.“We have an amazing director of lifestyle and leisure who coordinates all of our programming. It’s such a robust schedule of daily activities and trips, it’s like being on a cruise ship!” notes Deb. “From my experience in this industry, this community shines with socialization. Our residents are never bored or isolated which is really important to their families.”

    Symphony Manor also prides itself on its outstanding dining and food service. “Our lead chef is a graduate of a culinary institute and prepares fresh and homemade menus for residents and guests. The breakfasts are so good and have such a variety that many residents say it’s like ordering from a diner’s menu.”

    The staff also includes care managers, medication technicians and nursing staff. Nurses are on-site at all times. The maintenance department manager oversees the laundry and housekeeping staff. In addition, there are stringent security measures in effect at all points of entry at the community including a concierge at both main entrances.

    Symphony Manor of Feasterville Assisted Living & Memory Care is located at 1730 Buck Road in Feasterville-Trevose. The staff schedules tours according to potential residents and their family’s personal needs or work schedules. Tours are available every day, including weekends, early mornings or late evenings. The tour includes a complimentary meal in our dining room, if time permits on the visitors’ schedules.

    To schedule a tour or to learn more about Symphony Manor of Feasterville, contact Allie Mazza, director of sales and marketing, at dsm@smfeasterville.com, call 215-322-4960, or visit www.smfeasterville.com.