The Oaks at Denville News
News, Updates and Announcements
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Phase 1 of Renovation Project Completed
January 16, 2018
Have you noticed the extensive renovations at The Oaks? You'll want to check out our new Clubhouse design—fresh and modern offering more options and services just for you.
The first phase of construction for this exciting project has been completed and includes a spectacular new chef's table featuring an open cooking area for demonstrations, chef-attended food stations, buffets and special events.
And we are just getting started! Key to the renovations will be the significant variety in dining venues. In addition to the chef's table and private dining, we are creating several distinct new areas that will include a casual dining/lounge and formal dining. Plus the former Bistro will be expanded providing more seating for casual meals and light fare. We're looking forward to the new lounge, a perfect spot for before or after dinner drinks with friends or to have a tasty meal in a casual setting.
After that, even more! Formerly unused space will be refurbished for 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.
Come see our new look and meet our warm and welcoming staff and residents. Schedule a Visit and taste the lifestyle at The Oaks at Denville. Learn why so many call our community home!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Newly Constructed Village Point Rehabilitation & Healthcare
December 15, 2017
On December 11, 2017, Springpoint Senior Living conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the newly constructed Village Point Rehabilitation & Healthcare facility located at 3 David Brainerd Drive in Monroe Township, NJ.
The 87,000-square-foot healthcare center is located on a 5-acre site of the Monroe Village campus. The state-of-the-art building incorporates 4 neighborhoods: sub-acute, memory impairment and 2 long-term care with a total of 120 private and semi-private beds. Each neighborhood has specific design elements to reflect the population of that neighborhood and includes its own dining room, activity rooms and other inviting common areas. The first floor sub-acute and long-term care neighborhoods have access to enclosed outdoor spaces with an abundance of natural light. The sub-acute neighborhood also includes a physical therapy rehabilitation gym. The entire facility has 100% back-up power through a dedicated generator.
“To meet the growing demand for more rehabilitation and healthcare services, this new center offers the local community and surrounding areas a wide range of comprehensive treatment and wellness programs for seniors needing short-term and long-term care, all in one convenient location,” said Anthony A. Argondizza, President and CEO of Springpoint Senior Living. “We are proud to provide a more complete spectrum of high-quality specialty care in a comfortable, compassionate environment close to home.”
Village Point anticipates welcoming residents into the new center early in 2018 once final approval is received. For more information about Village Point Rehabilitation & Healthcare, visit: villagepointhealthcare.com.
Cadbury at Lewes Announces Community Name Change to The Moorings at Lewes
December 14, 2017
Cadbury at Lewes, a Springpoint Senior Living continuing care retirement community, today announced its community name change to The Moorings at Lewes, effective immediately. The community affiliation with Springpoint Senior Living became official on October 4 of this year.
The name was created to establish a new brand identity that reflects the Springpoint affiliation and the bright future that lies ahead for the community. To reflect the community’s unique nautical surroundings, The Moorings at Lewes was selected. Keeping Lewes in the name reflects the charming coastal town of the Delaware Bay community.
“We are extremely excited about this name change and the plans we have for the community,” said Anthony A. Argondizza, President and CEO of Springpoint Senior Living. “All Springpoint communities have a strong reputation for high-quality service and care. Each different in its own way, our communities encourage residents to pursue engaged and active lifestyles their way.”
Along with the name change, the community has adopted a new logo. The changes are effective immediately and all future business activity will be conducted under the new name.
Delight in the Holidays
December 13, 2017
It’s the holidays and our culinary team is busy preparing all kinds of palate-pleasing favorites made with fresh selections to celebrate the season.
Led by our Executive Chef Joseph Pane, The Oaks culinary team is committed to innovative, ever-changing menus, fresh, locally sourced ingredients and preparation that allow flavors to shine.
Dining is a social highlight here too especially during the holidays when community members gather together to celebrate with one another.
We invite you to Come for a Visit and tour our community, meet our welcoming residents and professional staff and delight in the warm hospitality served-up here.
Every day is a holiday at The Oaks ~ Happy Holidays!
David L. Woodward Promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
November 28, 2017
Springpoint is proud to announce that David L. Woodward has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Springpoint Senior Living, effective December 1, 2017.
“David’s diverse experience and knowledge base, strong business acumen and unwavering commitment to excellence lend well to his new position,” said Anthony A. Argondizza, President and CEO of Springpoint Senior Living. “As David leads the day-to-day operations, I have no doubt that Springpoint will achieve even greater heights.”
Joining Springpoint in 2008, he has been very successful assuming expanded roles and responsibilities as Springpoint executed its leadership transition plan while experiencing significant growth and expansion of product offerings in and out of the state of New Jersey.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Hospitality Administration from Widener University and a Masters of Jurisprudence, with concentrations in Healthcare Law and Regulatory Compliance, from Widener University’s Delaware Law School. David is a veteran of the United States Army.
Act Now and Lock In 2017 Prices
November 20, 2017
We want you to know that our entrance fees will be going up effective January 1, 2018. Now is the time to act so that you don’t have to pay more.
Our residents love living here and we’re sure you will too! Reward yourself with a comfortable and invigorating lifestyle. And if you place a deposit by December 31, 2017, you’ll lock in this year’s entrance fees.
There’s no time like the present for saving – Contact Us today before time runs out!
Residents Pursue Their Passions as Part of Active Aging Week
October 13, 2017
Hundreds of thousands of adults ages 50 and older participated in the 15th annual Active Aging Week, a celebration of living well at any age that not only promises fun, friendship and adventure, but also promotes positive perceptions of aging. Led by the International Council on Active Aging, this festival of aging invited participants to explore all kinds of wellness activities and perhaps adopt them into their lives.
Celebrating Active Aging Week, September 24-30, this year’s them, “Ignite your passion,” underscored the desire of older adults to discover new things and engage as fully as possible in all areas of life, regardless of health conditions.
Community members at The Oaks joined in Active Aging Week participating in many LivWell activities including a Get Skin Smart presentation, wake up walks, bocce ball, dance classes, brain fitness courses, wellness luncheon, line dance social, Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY fit trip, shuffle board, horseshoe tossing tournament, and the kick-off of our Learning in Retirement program!
These activities provide a safe, welcoming environment in which to pursue new interests and embrace a vibrant, active lifestyle. Schedule a Visit to The Oaks and learn about our LivWell program and how you can ignite your passion--every week is active aging week here!
Sprinpoint Leadership Summit Honors Award Recipients
October 09, 2017
Leaders from all 27 Springpoint Senior Living communities and the corporate office gathered together for the 2017 Springpoint Leadership Summit at Forsgate Country Club in Monroe, New Jersey on September 27.
Addressing the group of 170 attendees, Springpoint President and CEO Anthony A. Argondizza presented the Springpoint State of the Business plan focused on the organization’s emerging and ambitious strategic plan. Guest speaker Dr. Cheryl Phillips, President and CEO of Special Needs Plan Alliance, Inc., spoke on the topic “Matching Mission with Change: The Future of Aging Services.”
The Summit concluded with an awards ceremony; winners were announced and celebrated for leadership excellence and outstanding achievements in three award categories: CCRC Excellence Award, Gary T. Puma Affordable Housing Excellence Award and the President’s Award. The awards are dedicated to the pursuit of excellence with the goal of recognizing Springpoint communities, departments and individuals achieving exceptional performance.
“Our award recipients represent all that Springpoint has to be incredibly proud of when it comes to innovation and exceptional delivery of senior living services,” said Anthony A. Argondizza. “These individuals highlight Springpoint’s finest and we congratulate all of them.”
2017 Springpoint Leadership Summit Award recipients include:
CCRC Excellence Award: Crestwood Manor, Stonebridge at Montgomery, Monroe Village.
Gary T. Puma Affordable Housing Award: Lystra Doobraj, Director of Affordable Housing; Plainfield Tower West; Watchung Terrace.
President’s Award: Julie Harp, Director of Sales & Marketing, Meadow Lakes; Tina Karrick, Director of Finance, Springpoint Senior Living; LuAnn DellaPietro, Health Services Director, The Atrium at Navesink Harbor; Barbara Murphy, Administrative Assistant, Crestwood Manor; the Stonebridge at Montgomery Dining Services Department; and the Springpoint Senior Living Health Service Division.
Springpoint Expands Geographic Footprint with Affiliation of Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Lewes and Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home
October 04, 2017
Springpoint today announced the affiliation of Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Lewes, a continuing care retirement community in Lewes, Delaware and Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home, an award-winning “CCRC Without Walls” membership program which provides personalized care management and in-home services that allow seniors to stay in their homes.
“This affiliation underscores Springpoint’s key strategic initiative to pursue smart growth opportunities to expand and meet the changing needs of seniors and their families,” said Anthony A. Argondizza, President and CEO of Springpoint Senior Living.
“We are very excited to officially welcome Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Lewes and Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home into the Springpoint family. We are confident that current and future residents will be delighted with the plans we have for the community.”
Through the affiliation of Cadbury Senior Lifestyles, Lewes and Cadbury Senior Lifestyles at Home, Springpoint further expands its portfolio and its geographic footprint outside of New Jersey into Delaware.
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!