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The Oaks Earns Senior Living Industry’s Seal of Approval with CARF Accreditation
September 01, 2017
We're very proud to announce that The Oaks has earned the highest vote of confidence from CARF, an international nonprofit accreditor that sets standards of excellence for health and human service organizations.
An organization receiving a Five-Year Term of Accreditation has voluntarily put itself through a rigorous peer review process and demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site survey that it is committed to conforming to CARF’s CCRC accreditation conditions and standards. Furthermore, an organization that earns CARF accreditation is commended on its quest for quality programs and services.
CARF reviewers made note of the community’s key attributes:
- food service program is above benchmark standards in resident satisfaction surveys
- open management style
- feeling of safety and sense of home
- experience, dedication and quality of nursing, in-house rehab and other staff
- reputation in the community for delivery of care
The coveted CARF seal of approval assures consumers that an organization has met or exceeded the highest quality standards of excellence and is committed to reducing risk, addressing health and safety concerns, respecting cultural and individual preferences and providing the best possible quality care.
The Oaks at Denville Undergoes Extensive Renovations
July 19, 2017
The Oaks is undergoing a $3 million project to upgrade and renovate its Clubhouse! The renovation will create a variety of dining venues with four distinct new areas: casual dining/lounge, formal dining, chef’s table and private dining.The Bistro Cafe will be expanded to provide more seating for casual meals and light fare. The chef’s table will feature an open cooking area for demonstrations, chef-attended food stations and buffets. The lounge will be the perfect spot to share a drink with friends or to have a tasty meal in a casual setting.
Rendering of The Oaks Bistro Cafe by KDA Architects
Rendering of The Oaks Chef’s Table by KDA Architects
In addition, formerly underutilized space will be refurbished into an expanded fitness room, massage room, enlarged locker rooms and new beauty salon. An exercise studio will be added for a variety of LivWell health and wellness programs including fall prevention classes, yoga, tai chi and other community activities. Exclusive to Springpoint, the award-winning LivWell program partners with residents to discover their needs, desires and goals for personal well-being.
“Today’s seniors place an emphasis on having more choices when it comes to dining services, activities and amenities,” said Ann Ricci Kenah, Executive Director of The Oaks at Denville. “This exciting renovation project will transform the community, adding a greater sense of connectedness and providing a whole new approach to wellness and life enrichment.”
The new dining venues should be completed by fall, 2017 and the new LivWell fitness center will be completed by fall 2018. KDA Architects of Voorhees, New Jersey served as design architect for the project and C&C Construction of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is the general contractor. Schedule a visit to learn all that's new just for you!
Anthony A. Argondizza Promoted to CEO of Springpoint
June 01, 2017
Springpoint today announced the promotion of Anthony A. Argondizza to CEO effective July 1, 2017. A recognized leader in the senior housing industry, Mr. Argondizza succeeds Gary T. Puma, who is retiring from Springpoint after 39 years of service.
Anthony A. Argondizza, who has served as President since September 2016, was elected by the Springpoint Senior Living Board of Trustees. In his new role as CEO and President, Mr. Argondizza will navigate the company along its growth path, pursue further business development opportunities and oversee the company’s entire portfolio of senior housing and service brands under Springpoint Senior Living. Both Anthony A. Argondizza and Gary T. Puma have worked together over the past ten months to transfer all remaining responsibilities in anticipation of Mr. Puma’s retirement, July 1, 2017.
Mr. Argondizza first joined Springpoint in 1994 as Administrator and Assistant Executive Director at Crestwood Manor, a Springpoint Senior Living continuing care retirement community in Whiting, NJ. He was appointed Vice President of CCRC Operations in 2001, Vice President of Operations in 2006, Senior Vice President in 2010, Chief Operating Officer in 2012 and Executive Vice President in 2014. In 2016, he was appointed President. Mr. Argondizza earned his MBA in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and maintains his New Jersey Nursing Home Administrator license.
Older Americans Month 2017: Age Out Loud
May 02, 2017
Getting older doesn’t mean what it used to. For many aging Americans, it is a phase of life where interests, goals, and dreams can get a new or second start. Today, aging is about eliminating outdated perceptions and living the way that suits you best.
Take Barbara Hillary, for example. A nurse for 55 years who dreamed of travel, at age 75 Hillary became the first African American woman to set foot on the North Pole. In 2011, at age 79, she set another first when she stepped onto the South Pole. Former president George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday by skydiving. Actress Betty White, now 95 years old, became the oldest person to host Saturday Night Live in 2010, coincidentally during May—the same month recognized as Older Americans Month (OAM).
Since 1963, OAM has been a time to celebrate older Americans, their stories, and their contributions. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), the annual observance offers a special opportunity to learn about, support, and recognize our nation’s older citizens. This year’s theme, “Age Out Loud,” emphasizes the ways older adults are living their lives with boldness, confidence, and passion while serving as an inspiration to people of all ages.
The Oaks is committed to supporting older adults as they take charge of their health, explore new opportunities and activities, and focus on independence. We encourage you to join us in celebrating older americans not only in the month of May but all year long, every day!
Springpoint Adds Affiliates, Extending Service Beyond New Jersey
March 27, 2017
Springpoint today announced that Cadbury Senior Lifestyles has agreed to become an affiliate of Springpoint Senior Living. Springpoint will assume management and oversight of a continuing care retirement community in Lewes, Delaware, and the Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home program on or about May 1, subject to regulatory approvals.
“This affiliation marks a historic milestone for Springpoint as we extend our service area beyond the bounds of New Jersey and expand our portfolio to include an innovative program known as “CCRC Without Walls,” said Anthony Argondizza, President of Springpoint Senior Living. “We are confident that adding Cadbury Senior Lifestyles to our family and expanding our geographic reach will position us for continued success in the future.”
Based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Cadbury Senior Lifestyles is a nonprofit organization that currently operates a continuing care retirement community in Lewes, Delaware, offering 130 independent living apartments and cottages, 45 assisted living and 40 skilled nursing beds. Cadbury also offers Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home, an award-winning “CCRC Without Walls” membership program, that provides personalized care management and in-home services that allow seniors to stay in their homes. In all, Cadbury has nearly 200 employees and 447 residents and clients who will become part of the Springpoint family.
“Being part of a multi-site organization provides resources, support and innovative programs that are becoming more difficult for smaller organizations to fund and manage,” said Victor D. Amey, President and CEO of Cadbury Senior Lifestyles. “Springpoint has an impressive track record of successful affiliations and a strong commitment to excellence. Their mission and culture are most compatible with ours, making them uniquely qualified to ensure the continued success of Cadbury.”
This affiliation is consistent with Springpoint’s key strategic initiative to pursue smart growth opportunities, allowing Springpoint to expand and meet the changing needs of seniors and their families. Springpoint currently operates seven continuing care retirement communities, 19 affordable housing communities and a home care division in New Jersey. Springpoint Senior Living represents 26 communities in New Jersey and serves nearly 4,000 senior residents and employs over 2,000 people.
"Food for Thought!" ~ National Nutrition Month & Brain Healthy Foods
March 01, 2017
We are celebrating National Nutrition Month, an annual program in March sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. This year’s theme, "Put Your Best Fork Forward,” acts as a reminder that each bite counts and inspires us to make healthy changes in our eating habits – one forkful at a time.
Coinciding with National Nutrition Month, LivWell launched an all-new brain health fitness program called the Brain Workout. Our LivWell team is introducing the new cognitive wellness program with events at all of our CCRCs during National Nutrition Month. The first in our new Brain Workout lecture series, “Food for Thought!” will help you understand the relationship between your mind, your body and how what you eat can have a significant impact on your brain health. Activities include amuse-bouches (single bites) of delicious and healthy super foods that boost brain power and are chock-full of nutrition plus recipes.
So let’s kick-off National Nutrition Month by giving your brain some "Food for Thought!" For more information, please contact the LivWell team in your community.
Upcoming community events:
- March 3: Crestwood Manor
- March 7: Stonebridge at Montgomery
- March 8: The Atrium at Navesink Harbor
- March 10: Monroe Village
- March 20: Meadow Lakes
- March 22: The Oaks at Denville
- March 22: Winchester Gardens
- March 27: Crestwood Manor
- March 29: Monroe Village
Abundance of Heartfelt Support
December 21, 2016
Embracing the true meaning of the season, Community Cares made this holiday season a bit brighter for those needing a little help from friends. In November, collection boxes for donated food items were placed in the Springpoint corporate offices and all of our CCRCs. With generous contributions from residents and staff members, there was an abundance of heartfelt support.
Thanks to our Springpoint community busses, Springpoint volunteers coordinated distribution and delivery of items to Allaire Crossing in Wall, Butler Senior Community in Butler, and Portland Pointe in Atlantic Highlands, all Springpoint affordable housing communities.
In addition to Springpoint support, Springpoint suppliers stepped up to provide donations to boost contributions including HD Supply, JML Medical, and PennJersey Paper.
Monetary contributions from staff members and supporters were used to purchase additional food and supplies. In all, over 222 affordable housing residents received food and essentials as a result of the drive.
Helping to enrich and make a difference in the lives of others, Community Cares demonstrates our Springpoint values of respect, compassion, integrity, service and excellence. Happy Holidays!
SAVE THE DATE ~ 40th Annual Golf Classic
December 02, 2016
SAVE THE DATE ~ Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Metedeconk National Golf Club for the Springpoint Senior Living Foundation 40th Annual Golf Classic. We’re looking forward to a very special time this year including a very special tribute. All proceeds to benefit the Tomorrow’s Leaders Intern program.
Hope to see you on the links! For more information: click here
November 21, 2016
During this season of giving thanks, we want to express our gratitude for your generous support throughout the year. Your kindness makes a difference in the lives of so many. We greatly appreciate your compassion and all of your contributions.
Thank you and have a very happy Thanksgiving!
Community Cares to Support Affordable Housing Residents
October 24, 2016
November 1 - December 5
In support of our mission to make a difference in the lives of the residents, families and communities we serve, the Community Cares Food Drive is a way for each of us to support residents in our Affordable Housing Communities.
Please donate the following goods to help stock the food pantries at our Affordable Housing Communities:
- Canned tuna
- Canned soup (regular & low sodium)
- Pasta & pasta sause (canned only, no jars)
- Peanut butter & jelly
- Cereal, oatmeal
- Canned vegetables & fruit
Collection boxes are located in the main lobby and break room at our Springpoint main offices and participating communities.
Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase goods.
For more information, please contact
DOREEN FOGEL at 732-430-3691
Thanks for Caring!