Everyone feels at home at Cedar Creek Assisted Living


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Cedar Creek provided complimentary root beer floats at the Boomer Bash Senior Life Expo.

SENIOR LIFE Darrell Woehler

 

Cedar Creek Assisted Living in Brevard County knows what makes seniors happy — being pet friendly. If a new resident has a beloved dog or cat, then that pet is welcome into the fold.

“In existence since 2004, we are a 78-bed assisted living and full assisted living facility and we do promote independent living,” said Jason Rodriguez, the executive director. “Each single unit is set up as an apartment with its own kitchenette and bathroom. We have a phenomenal management team with most having been here five- and 10-plus years. We are proud of the longevity in years of the employees. Our biggest standpoint is we operate like family, focusing on what we would want for our own loved ones. If it is not something we want for our parents or family, then it is not for our residents.”

The facility, although not looking to expand, is in the process of modernizing the community, customizing each unit to the potential resident’s liking, Rodriguez said.

The activities director chats with each new resident to help them discover social times and activities that entertain or pique their interest. There are crafts, games and plenty of entertainment. Recently, the Merritt Island High School Marching Band and cheerleaders performed for the residents. Transportation is provided to visit area restaurants, high school musicals and plays because many of the residents are local and have grandchildren in the high school. A car show is planned for the spring as well as a carnival health fair.

Cedar Creek participates in Senior Life’s various expos during the year as a sponsor and it provided root beer floats during the most recent event — the Boomer Bash Senior Life Expo on Nov. 9 in Titusville.

“It is a phenomenal organization and event and they always need help, so we plan to be at the event. We plan on participating in the Senior Life Boomer Guide Expo in February.” 

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