Belmont Village Senior Living Brings Top of the Line Design and Programs; First in Orange County
Building a Belmont Village community in Orange County has long been at the top of company Founder and CEO Patricia Will’s wish list. This February, that wish becomes reality with the opening of Belmont’s 29th community – its 13th in California – at 300 Freedom Lane in Aliso Viejo. The ribbon cutting takes place at Belmont Village Aliso Viejo Saturday, February 9, during a two-day Open House celebration that extends through Sunday, February 10, from noon to 4:00 pm each day. Guests will enjoy entertainment and refreshments, along with tours of the area’s newest senior living community. Both events are open to the public but RSVPs are requested at 949-643-1050. Complimentary valet parking will be available.
Founded in 1997, Belmont Village is known for its distinctive design, innovative programs and high operating standards. The Aliso Viejo community features breathtaking views of Saddleback Valley, in close proximity to Aliso Viejo Town Center and an array of other community facilities. The location was selected to make it easy for residents to continue to enjoy an active lifestyle and maintain valuable lifelong connections while starting this new chapter in their lives.
“When we choose our Belmont Village sites, we give a lot of thought to our future residents and the neighborhood,” said Will. “Many of the people who will make their home with us chose this community and Orange County as their preferred place to live decades ago. We want to create a place that allows residents to maintain the local connections they’ve built, keep daily contact with family members and lead purposeful lives. Our community and team provide added support and security, which gives peace of mind and a measure of independence.”
Belmont Village staff foster a “community-within-a-community” environment within the building through a robust schedule of programs, activities and service projects of specific interest to residents. Like other Belmont communities, the building will also serve as a neighborhood hub in hosting meetings for local organizations and educational and social events for the community.
Belmont Village Aliso Viejo, a Mediterranean-style three-story building, will be licensed as a Residential Care Facility that houses 149 private residences for Assisted Living and Memory Care. A leader in developing university-led, research-based programs, Belmont Village Aliso Viejo offers residents a range of programs to support a Whole Brain Fitness lifestyle that are tailored to their interests and needs.
According to Will, “We can build a wonderful building with warm ambience and innovative programs, provide well-trained staff who are both supportive and encouraging, but ultimately, it’s our residents who shape our buildings and turn them into the communities they become.”
For residents who are experiencing some cognitive decline, Belmont Village has pioneered a comprehensive therapeutic program to specifically address the needs and abilities of residents with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early stage memory loss. Circle of Friends® provides 7-day-a-week, evidence-based group activities led by a dedicated, specially trained staff. The Circle of Friends® program was honored with the 2016 Best of the Best Memory Care Award at the 2016 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference and a George Mason University Healthcare Quality Improvement Award in 2011.
The building has been designed by Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh Architects and the general contractor is W.E. O’Neil. In addition to the beautiful views, residents will enjoy expansive common spaces indoors and out, including a heated salt-water pool. Services include chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and transportation services, a professionally managed fitness center for wellness programs and therapy services, enrichment and social activities, and support from a well-trained staff, including a licensed nurse on-site 24/7. Apartment selections include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom plans with a monthly fee structure - no large buy-in or long-term commitment required for move-in. To schedule a tour or for more information, please call 949-643-1050 or visit www.belmontvillage.com.