Surrounded by open spaces, natural beauty and opportunities for recreation, Lakeland Senior Living welcomes older adults at Southern Oregon’s “Gateway to the Lakes.”
The city of Eagle Point prides itself on its proximity to state highways that lead to Lake of the Woods, Fish Lake, Crater Lake, Diamond Lake and more. Lakeland Senior Living proudly offers Eagle Point’s only independent senior accommodations co-located with assisted living.
Located 6 miles from Medford and 10 miles from Interstate 5, this retreat has extensive walking trails and easy access to acclaimed golf courses, hiking, fishing, boating, rafting and scenic drives along the Rogue River. Active adults 55 and older can choose from several apartments that complement Lakeland’s assisted-living facility.
“Our residents really like it here,” says Stephanie Walker, Lakeland’s community relations director. “It feels very cozy, especially when the fireplace is lit in the entry and dining room.”
Programs from yoga to live musical performances enrich residents’ lives. “We also mix in some fun fitness options, like kickboxing and hula hoops,” says Walker.
These and other True North Programs at Lakeland affirm that older adults are at their “crescendo.” For example, one popular program is the Tiny Stories Project, which highlights residents’ unique identities and life experiences by making audio and video recordings.
Lakeland’s person-centered environment encourages residents to be their best selves through a variety of activities organized by life-enrichment director Paula Mead. “She is very optimistic, hilarious and so fun to be around,” says Walker. “She is very upbeat and wants everyone to participate.”
In the Brain Power Nutrition Boost plan, Lakeland’s menus incorporate plenty of fruits and vegetables that prevent chronic disease and cognitive decline. Each resident has a dietary profile, so the kitchen staff are aware of individual nutritional needs and preferences, such as low-sodium, no-sugar and other doctors’ directives. A longtime local restaurant chef prepares Lakeland’s menus, with all-day dining for residents.
There is a weekly fish fry on Fridays and other seasonal feasts throughout the year, says Walker. For example, a free Fourth of July community barbecue hosts Lakeland residents’ family, friends and Eagle Point neighbors. Observing the holiday often includes visits to Eagle Point National Cemetery, managed by Veterans Affairs and beloved of many Lakeland residents, says Walker. “It’s absolutely beautiful.”