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SENIOR BALLROOM DANCER FINDS JOY, FREEDOM IN MOVE TO CLARENDALE

By Community News, Life Enrichment

Nashville, TN, June 22, 2020 — Dan Coen is a National Champion ballroom dancer. He has competed in dozens of competitions all over the country since taking up ballroom dancing 11 years ago, at the age of 83. That’s right, Dan is a ballroom dancing champion at 94 years-old.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, within the next 10 years, one in every five U.S. residents will reach retirement age. As a result, more and more seniors are beginning to look for quality senior housing. For seniors like Dan, the right senior living solution consists of more than just a roof and four walls. They seek senior living communities with amenities such as fitness centers, pubs, rooftop gardens, art studios and much more. These features provide access to activities, social engagement and comfort to keep life enjoyable.

Like many aging adults, Dan continues to thrive after making the move to a quality senior living community. Dan found his home at Clarendale at Bellevue Place, managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS Company®, which ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. Clarendale’s full calendar of social and recreational activities, paired with Life Care Services’ Health & Wellness Navigation ProgramTM, offer a full support system to meet seniors’ needs at every turn.

“Moving to a senior living community isn’t always met with enthusiasm,” said Brandon Bornstein, executive director of Clarendale at Bellevue Place “Yet, we find that once the residents move in and start enjoying the lifestyle we provide, they wish they would have moved sooner. We’re proud to help seniors thrive and live their best lives by offering high quality care and top-notch amenities and programming.”

Dan’s most recent competition was in March in Las Vegas, where he placed first in nearly every category in which he participated, including in his favorite dance style, West Coast Swing. Dan has also competed and took home top honors in his class in Nashville’s Music City Invitational for the past several years.

A retired aeronautical engineer, Dan worked at Gate Learjet for 10 years. After he and his wife welcomed a baby that passed away during infancy, they decided it was time to make a change, and Dan began his career at Avions Marcel Dassault. He became the North American President of Engineering and collected an impressive portfolio of engineering projects with jets still in use today. After Dan’s wife died in 2005, his eight children and 18 grandchildren encouraged him to find a new hobby to remain active. Four years later, he took his first ballroom dancing class. In 2012, he was certified as an official Bronze Member.

Dan has won countless awards, and there is no stopping him! He is looking forward to future competitions–and future awards–to add to his display case. View a video of Dan dancing here: https://www.facebook.com/clarendaleatbellevueplace/videos/196899791649203/.

For more information about Clarendale at Bellevue Place, visit www.ClarendaleatBellevuePlace.com or call 615-271-5511.

About Clarendale at Bellevue Place

Clarendale of Bellevue Place is a senior living community that offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is the ideal lifestyle choice for seniors seeking more convenience, camaraderie, and security combined with supportive services and care in gracious and comfortable surroundings. Clarendale at Bellevue Place is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, the nation’s second-largest operator, leading the way in senior living with more than 45 years of proven experience.

About Life Care Services®

Life Care Services, An LCS Company, has the experience required to boost community financial performance, increase occupancy, and develop new lifestyle and health initiatives to meet consumer expectations and help communities thrive. Ranked highest in customer satisfaction among senior living communities in the 2019 J.D. Power study, Life Care Services is the nation’s second-largest operator of senior living communities and has expertise in the management of both Continuing Care/Life Plan and rental communities. From independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing to memory care, at Life Care Services, Experience Is Everything™. For more information, visit lifecareservices-seniorliving.com.

 

 

For J.D. Power 2019 award information, visit jdpower.com/awards

Opening up Our Community

By Community News

Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at Clarendale at Bellevue Place. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on state and regional criteria, advice from public health officials, and the health status of our community.

We are all looking forward to the day when we can resume our lives as a community and gather with our friends, yet the health and safety of our residents and employees must remain our highest priority. From the beginning, we have taken on this challenge as a marathon rather than a sprint. There are no short cuts or easy answers to how we reduce our risk to COVID-19 and it’s as important as ever that we continue to remain focused on protecting ourselves and supporting each other.

In the upcoming weeks, and until further notice, Clarendale at Bellevue Place will continue to follow the heightened precautionary measures currently in place. These practices include following social distancing protocol and restricting non-essential visitors. We understand the risks posed to our community from COVID-19 and remain committed to our processes. We’ll only begin to shift our protocols after we know our community is no longer at risk, and with careful consideration of the guidance offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and local and state health departments. As the situation develops, and we make changes to our protocols, residents, employees and families will be notified first —but to reiterate, we will not be modifying our precautionary measures at this time.

Thank you for your patience, your support, and for embodying that hopeful spirit that Clarendale at Bellevue Place is known for as we continue to navigate this process together. For detailed information regarding our community policies and updates to our reopening efforts, please contact our community directly. For more information regarding the national response efforts taken by LCS communities, visit https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/.

Coronavirus Update

By Community News

After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community.

Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as:

  • Educating all staff and residents in social distancing guidelines
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and disinfecting common community areas
  • Implementing temporary visitor restrictions, including deliveries
  • Canceling on-site large group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing and executing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents and employees to reschedule travel plans and remain in our community
  • Deploying an updated visitor advisory for communities and to campus
  • Coordinating best practices across the broad, LCS partner network
  • Making the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all employees

All future updates regarding the COVID-19 response, including visitor policies, social distancing guidelines, and prevention recommendations, can be found here. LCS has also opened a national hotline for information. Call 855-998-4934. For local information about our community, please use 615-271-5511.

Coronavirus Update

By Community News

Hello Clarendale at Bellevue Place community,

The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Clarendale at Bellevue Place is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.

We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.

Our community is:

  • -Continuing to follow the guidance from both the CDC and local health authorities
  • -Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitizing common community areas
  • -Encouraging a temporary reduction in visitation and deliveries
  • -Reducing on-site group social events and recreational activities
  • -Reviewing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • -Asking residents to communicate any travel plans
  • -Coordinating best practices and across our large partner network
  • -Making the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all residents

According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:

  • -Avoiding crowds and large social gatherings
  • -Regularly cleaning and disinfecting personal spaces
  • -Avoiding touching your face
  • -Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • -Stay in your residence if you are showing flu-like symptoms or are sick with respiratory illness, including fever, and coughing

These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.

Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:

Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
COVID-19 Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
What To Do If You Think You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

Ribbon Cutting – February 25, 2020

By Community News

Clarendale at Bellevue Place recently celebrated their opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Approximately 165 guests attended the event on February 25, including the first residents and their families, professional partners, business leaders, Chamber of Commerce representatives and the community’s developer. Guests enjoyed live entertainment, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, drinks and speeches from staff and community leaders. The ceremonial ribbon was cut by the community’s first resident, Patsy.

Left to Right:

  1. Mike Heselbarth, Director of Operations Management, Life Care Services
  2. Brandon Bornstein, Executive Director, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  3. Gloria Hausser, Council Member District 22
  4. Patsy Williams, First Resident, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  5. Dan Coen, Resident, Clarendale at Bellevue Place
  6. Amy Weishaar, Director of Real Estate Development, Ryan Companies
  7. Dan Swift, Senior Investment Manager, LCS Real Estate

Coronavirus Update

By Community News

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.

Some of the actions we are addressing include:

  • Consistent updates and communication to those who live and work at the community.
  • Evidence-based precautions that align with guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • Reviewing emergency preparedness and response measures in the event that a virus impacts our community or the surrounding area.
  • Changes to our travel and visitation guidelines for all employees, partners and guests.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal health agencies to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to protect our community and mitigate risks of an outbreak.

We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please contact ClarendaleAtBellevuePlaceLIFE@clarendaleatbellevueplace.com or (615) 271-5511.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Tennessee State Health Department 

Clarendale at Bellevue Place Hires Leslie Brown, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Claudia Buchanan, Director of Memory Care

By Community News

Nashville, Tennessee (January 7, 2020) – As building construction nears completion on Nashville’s all-new senior living community, Clarendale at Bellevue Place has hired two leaders to help residents transition to their new home. Leslie Brown will serve as Director of Sales and Marketing, and Claudia Buchanan will serve as Director of Memory Care.

Located within the development of One Bellevue Place, Clarendale at Bellevue Place will provide independent living, assisted living and memory care all under one roof. The staffing additions help round out a team that will be welcoming the senior living community’s first residents in the coming weeks of 2020.

“We are delighted to have Leslie and Claudia join the Clarendale at Bellevue Place team—especially now,” says Brandon Bornstein, executive director. “Leslie has the experience, passion and dedication it takes to help Nashville-area families find the right senior living solutions. While Claudia has the credentials, expertise and background to prove she’s the right person to lead our two highly specialized memory care neighborhoods.”

Brown brings more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to her Clarendale role, with the last decade primarily focused on health care. A native Nashvillian, she is a graduate of Auburn University.

“I consider myself lucky to have found a position at Clarendale that taps into my desire to help families,” says Brown. “Through much of my career, I’ve been an advocate for seniors and those who love and support them. And in my personal life, I’m passionate about fundraising for charities benefitting the disabled. So, I guess you could say I have a heart for making myself useful to help others. Clarendale senior living solutions will allow me to do just that.”

Buchanan is an experienced Chaplain and also a Certified Dementia Practitioner, specializing in bereavement care, so she brings unique qualifications to her position as Clarendale’s Director of Memory Care. Also, her loving commitment to dementia leadership is personal: Buchanan cared for her own parents in their final years.

“I have experience with our Clarendale at Bellevue Place sister community in Hendersonville, so I’m confident residents and their families will find this community just as attractive in Nashville,” says Buchanan. “The residential setting is designed to make those who live here feel at home, but perhaps more important, our heartfelt approach to care, known as Heartfelt CONNECTIONS – A Memory Care Program®, truly offers individuals with memory loss a sense of safety, security and quality of life seldom found at other communities.”

According to the newest staff members, Brown and Buchanan, the emphasis on quality of life and total wellness is true of all neighborhoods at Clarendale at Bellevue Place.

Bornstein explains, “The focus—whether in our independent living and assisted living neighborhoods or in memory care—is on total health and wellness. In fact, our Health & Wellness Navigation™ program helps ensure that residents can navigate any medical challenges that may lie ahead. It’s a comfort to both residents and their families.”

Seniors and families interested in Clarendale of Bellevue Place may call 615-271-5511 to schedule a visit. The community is located in the One Bellevue Place development at 7632 Highway 70 South in Nashville. More information also may be found online at ClarendaleAtBellevuePlace.com.

Clarendale at Bellevue Place is one of a series of Clarendale senior living communities from
developer-builder Ryan Companies US, Inc. Life Care Services will manage the property. For more information, visit www.ryancompanies.com and www.lifecareservices-seniorliving.com.

About Clarendale at Bellevue Place

Clarendale at Bellevue Place is a senior living community that offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living and memory care. The community is the ideal lifestyle choice for seniors seeking more convenience, camaraderie, and security combined with supportive services and care in gracious and comfortable surroundings. Clarendale at Bellevue Place is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, the nation’s second-largest operator, leading the way in senior living with more than 45 years of proven experience.

 About Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, builder, capital investment consultant, and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works.  Ryan’s market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare, and senior living. Ryan’s development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. With a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works, Ryan has over 1300 employees in 16 offices and has completed projects in 39 states. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com.

About Life Care Services

Life Care Services®, An LCS ® Company, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. This innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.