Nestled in the shadow of the Pyramids of College Park, sits an elegant independent and assisted living apartment home complex, which was designed for both style and convenience The very private and beautifully kept grounds are surrounded with the luxuries of a fine resort.
The first thing I noticed when entering the front lobby of Morning Side of College Park was the laughter where residents and guests were gathered around a beautiful grand piano. The companionship of neighbors enjoying life was clearly present.
A tour of the large complex shows the diversity this senior community offers including impressive multiple floor plans that are based on particular lifestyle needs. Multiple levels of care are available as well for assisted living services, and therapy such as speech, physical and occupational can be arranged to make it convenient for residents to receive any additional care that might be needed in this community living environment.
A wide variety of daily scheduled activity opportunities for socialization, lifelong learning, inspiration and spirituality, hobbies and cultural arts are always in motion, and a lower level game room, theater, billiards room and full service beauty and barber shop compliment the wonderful physical fitness studio where keeping fit is easy to do.
Susan Albers is clearly at home in her position as Executive Director of Morning Side as the passion she feels for seniors resonates in her face as she speaks to finding her dream job some 6 years ago when she was looking for a new calling after a distinguished career in business development, fundraising and association management.
“I have often thought that we don’t revere our seniors as much as we should. To me, they are our past and within them exists a world of knowledge and a lifetime of experiences that speak to the core values of generations. It’s a rare privilege to share time and space with people who are unique within their lives joining together concentration camp survivors; World War II soldiers and pilots, a Pearl Harbor sailor survivor, retired presidents of companies and other special human beings all in one location. They are a wealth of folks ranging in age from 60 to 102 who bring rich, first-hand experiences to our family of residents. They teach us all so much. I can’t imagine my life now being centered anywhere else,” Albers said.
When asked what the most enjoyable part of her job was she answered,”Interacting daily with our residents and helping them with their independent and assisted living experience. In addition, getting to know and work with their families is a wonderful extension of our team of professionals. Our team goes way beyond what is expected. This is what real families do for each other.”
Morning Side is indeed host to a rich cultural exchange of residents with a sampling that includes a blend of Jewish, Irish, Polish, Greek, English, Russian and American heritage. Wonderful gatherings celebrating country traditions and tales of life experiences make for special times of joyful celebration, which are enhanced by Morning Side’s own executive chef, Gozo Schatz who is known for whipping up spectacular menu creations every day.
Yes, at Morning Side of College Park, you will hear a lot of laughter as the staff and the residents love to make each other smile. They share a common belief that laughter is a wonderful vitamin for life. It’s easy to see why this lovely senior complex is often referred to as a living, one-on-one caring community where the best is yet to come!
Morning Side of College Park, an Independent and Assisted Living Community is located at 8810 Colby Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46268. For more information call Susan at: (317) 872-4567 or visit their website at: www.morningsideofcollegepark.com