Auburn, MA Retirement Community
A Campus Community
Emeritus at Eddy Pond offers residents a selection of two lovely communities – the Woods at Eddy Pond offers retirement living and Alzheimer's care and the Lodge at Eddy Pond offer's retirement living, assisted living and Alzheimer's care. The buildings are located side by side on our campus in the heart of Auburn, Massachusetts. A U-shaped road connects both, and walking paths located around our campus meander along part of Eddy Pond.
The Perfect Location
Our community is centrally located just off Route 20, with easy access to I-395 and all that Auburn offers, including the Auburn Mall, Wal-Mart, grocery stores, banks and restaurants. Once a week we set aside a shopping day, when we take residents out and about to do their errands. Three hospitals are within an easy drive – St. Vincent’s, UMASS Memorial Hospital and UMASS University Hospital in Worchester. Auburn is a popular destination for shopping, working and living, and in fact, many of our residents are from the immediate area; you may even recognize an acquaintance should you choose to come for a tour.
A Wonderful Selection
The Lodge has 108 apartments ranging from studios, larger L-shaped alcove studios with a separate area for a bed, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. All of our apartments are bright, light and extremely spacious; the bathrooms are noticeably large, with walk-in showers and ample room to accommodate a wheelchair or walker. The bathrooms include an emergency call system should a resident require assistance. All apartments also have a kitchenette with a sink, cabinets, refrigerator and space for a microwave. Some have a balcony; some, a patio – and many have views of Eddy Pond. In addition, the apartments are equipped for cable and offer wall-to-wall carpeting. Individually controlled heat and air conditioning – season, dependent – is available.
The Lodge offers a TV lounge on the first floor, along with our main dining room and a private dining room available for family celebrations or special occasions. In addition, there’s a bright, spacious activities area on the second floor, and a library, pool table and hair salon on the third floor. A lovely porch with welcoming rocking chairs – and a patio extending the length of the front of the building and equipped with tables and chairs – give residents the opportunity to enjoy the out-of-doors during warmer months.
The Woods is our slightly smaller community, with 79 studio, alcove and one-bedroom apartments, and includes the same amenities as the Lodge. When visitors walk into the Woods, they are often struck by the dramatic entrance, with its soaring open lobby area that stretches up two stories, along with its comfortable living space featuring a fireplace, piano and array of couches and chairs. The two-story open dining room is equally impressive, with its wall of windows overlooking Eddy Pond, as well as several beautiful China cabinets and small stage. Just off the dining room is a private dining room similar to the Lodge. The Woods also features an activities room with sliding doors out to a balcony, as well as a library and lounge area on the second floor. And a covered porch with screens and rocking chairs create a relaxing, shaded retreat.
Our memory care community is located on the first floor of both buildings. This community has recently undergone a major renovation and features a beautiful new kitchen area and activities room.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Excella Healthcare is located right here at The Lodge, where they have a well-equipped and spacious therapy gym located on the third floor. Their caring and expert staff provides a full range of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as some nursing care and counseling services. Excella staff also offers its services in a designated area on the second floor of the Woods, as well as in the resident’s apartment as necessary. The convenience of Excella is available to all residents – but residents always have the option to bring in their own therapists. We also work with a variety of area hospice companies and contract with a podiatrist who regularly visits residents. In addition, Onsite Dental – a mobile dental service – makes periodic visits to our community. Our staff also takes residents to their doctors’ appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
We always ask new residents why they selected Emeritus at Eddy Pond. In many cases, their answers are simple: “Your people were so nice and friendly. When I came for a tour, there were at least three people who welcomed me and offered their help.” Like the Auburn community, our staff members are true New Englanders – down to earth, warm and welcoming. They take the time to get to know residents – for example, our wait staff, many of whom have been with us for years, doesn’t need to ask residents about their beverage preferences; they know how they take their coffee; they know their likes and dislikes.
In addition, our management team and nursing staff – which includes one Resident Care Director for each building, two wellness nurses at the Woods, and three wellness nurses at the Lodge – have a great deal of experience in senior living and memory care. And all staff members undergo extensive training, including a comprehensive orientation program for new employees, state-mandated monthly in-services and ongoing training with through Emeritus. Highly skilled and experienced, combined with a personal commitment to take care of our residents, are the hallmarks of the Emeritus at Eddy Pond staff.