The Comforts and Security of Home: The Woodlands at Edgewood Provides Maximum Choice and Independence

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The Woodlands Inn — Edgewood Retirement Community’s newest neighborhood — empowers its resident members to maintain a high level of independence and autonomy. This is achieved in part by designing the Woodlands — an enhanced living community of 40 apartments — around the small house concept. 

Small house is an innovative approach to senior living. Each of four modern households accommodates 10 people. Long hallways are eliminated, making it easier for resident members to move independently, while bright lighting supports the needs of those with memory loss. 

Photos courtesy of The Woodlands Inn at Edgewood.

For privacy and comfort, resident members have their own private master suite and bath. Living quarters are arranged around a central “hearth” to foster a sense of community and to easily provide access to a wide array of amenities. Amenities include a courtyard and garden area; open kitchen and dining; on-site fitness and rehabilitation gym; beauty salon; and barbershop. For those who may need it, The Woodlands Inn provides seamless access to the on-site Rokous Health Clinic and to The Meadows, Edgewood Retirement’s skilled nursing and long-term care neighborhood. 

Dining menus at The Woodlands are not typical of what you would expect in a traditional assisted living community. Their seasoned chef personally oversees menu selection and preparation in consultation with resident members. Meals are freshly prepared in each household’s open kitchen area, allowing resident members and their families to observe or help in food preparation if they wish and enjoy dining with one another.

Enhanced living, akin to assisted living in some other communities, is a level of care which offers maximum choice and independence while providing the appropriate care (including memory support) in a suitable setting for older adults.

The son of a new resident writes: “My sister and I were both pleased that The Woodlands Inn at Edgewood is available to our mother. Her suite is comfortably furnished with her favorite furniture and with plenty of pictures of her family. The Inn Keepers [staff members and aides] create a true feeling of ‘Enhanced Living’ with a warm and friendly atmosphere where my mother feels safe and comfortable. Everyone at The Woodlands are like family and they work together to make it a wonderful home for my mother.”    

Woodlands Inn at Edgewood
575 Osgood St.
North Andover
(978) 725-4126


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