The Arbors at Shelburne Unveils Refreshed, Modern Living Spaces for Residents

New Common Spaces Complement Over 30 Years of Dedication & Excellence Serving Those with Memory Loss and Their Families

The Arbors at Shelburne, a Benchmark Senior Living residential care home, nursing facility and Mind & Memory Care community, today announced it has completed a significant renovation as part of its decades-long commitment to providing the best care and experiences for those with memory impairment.

Renovations to the memory care assisted living community include updates to many of residents’ favorite spaces, including an expanded lounge, main and private dining rooms, and lobby. New furniture, lighting, flooring, millwork, paint, window treatments and accessories were added throughout the community. The project included adding artwork featuring local landscapes and scenes that help create an ideal environment for those with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, dementia and other forms of memory loss. Modern furniture features a design and fabric that is appealing to those with memory impairment and helps maximize their comfort.

In addition to refreshed living spaces where residents can enjoy connecting with each other, Arbors associates and loved ones, the community’s entrance has been reconfigured. The Arbors’ large number of daily visitors are now able to more easily flow in and out of the lobby area.

“This project really shows our continued commitment to putting our residents’ needs first to help further enhance their lives,” said Wendy Brodie, executive director of The Arbors at Shelburne. “This is our residents’ homes, and we want it to be comfortable and feel like it in every way. Even though we’ve been serving the Champlain Valley for over 30 years, the community now looks brand new.”

Dr. Zail Berry, The Arbors’ medical director, said the new surroundings match the skilled and compassionate team serving residents. “From dining services to resident care associates to leadership, everyone at The Arbors at Shelburne is truly dedicated to doing what’s best for each resident. The entire team and the support they provide is truly top-notch and I’m so excited for everyone that the building and the spaces they enjoy is now a reflection of those high standards,” she said.

Recipients of U.S. News & World Report’s coveted 2024 Best Memory Care award, The Arbors at Shelburne’s Mind & Memory Care program offers carefully created living environments and unique opportunities for those with mild cognitive impairment through late-stage dementia to find joy in each new day. Memory care with assisted living residents are supported by 24/7 care providers who have been hired for heart and trained in memory loss, communication and empathy. Neighborhoods provide the comforts of home and have unique features that help those with memory impairment prosper. Thoughtful touches, visual cues and purposeful amenities further promote familiarity and wellness.

The Arbors at Shelburne