Retirement Begins at Whitney Center

Why the Next Chapter in Your Retirement Begins at Whitney Center

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Wherever you are in your retirement story, there’s something alluring about the thought of the next chapter. What lies ahead? Can life possibly get better? At Whitney Center, a Life Care Community in Hamden, Connecticut, we believe it can.

“Whitney Center surpasses the typical assumptions about senior living and retirement,” says Michael Rambarose, President and CEO of the community. “Our perspective on aging is different from the status quo. For us, age doesn’t limit what we’re passionate about and capable of achieving. In fact, we see retirement as the perfect opportunity to dive into lifelong endeavors and reach new goals. A community like Whitney Center makes these pursuits all the more possible by taking care of details that often drain us of time and energy, freeing you to explore the landscape of your retirement life.”

If you’re at the point of considering a move to senior living, you may be wary of what happens next or worried you might not find the right place to call home. When seniors choose Whitney Center, these concerns quickly fade away. Just see for yourself!

Imagine Your Story at Whitney Center

Let’s imagine what would happen if you made the move to Whitney Center. Because we are a Life Care community, you’ll be investing in your future well-being. Not only would your current accommodations, dining, maintenance services and entertainment be available to you, but so would all the services you might need in the future. If you ever develop a health condition or suffer an injury that puts you in need of support, care services are available. Also, if your spouse or partner develops the need for Assisted Living or Memory Care, you can both receive the services you need in one place.

When your worries of uncertainty about the future are gone, you’re free to enjoy the present – and we make it easy to enjoy day after day doing what you love. We believe that a meaningful life comes from remaining engaged and striving for excellence, however you define it. That’s why we’ve created a space where active, intellectual, creative and curious seniors can cultivate a lifestyle that suits their unique endeavors for retirement.

Whitney Center and those who live here thrive on a connection to cultural pursuits and community partnerships. Our location taps into all the opportunities New Haven has to offer. From art exhibits to opera, volunteer services to continuing education, you have countless possibilities to be uniquely you. At the same time, you get to enjoy the camaraderie and companionship of like-minded individuals who share similar perspectives on a meaningful retirement.

Every day, you’ll experience how we’ve integrated distinguished services into daily living not just to offer you convenience but to give you the freedom to pursue what matters most to you. We take care of the housekeeping, maintenance and cooking, with a variety of dining venues to choose from. You can come and go as you please with confidence, knowing that we’re hard at work to ensure 24-hour campus security. Additionally, we’ve enhanced our community with practical and convenient services to make life simpler, such as scheduled transportation, on-site banking, an on-site wellness clinic and even in-house dental services. Your home at Whitney Center includes a fitness center, art studio, indoor swimming pool and full-service salon and spa. And believe us – this list only scratches the surface.

More than convenience and amenities, what makes Whitney Center rise above the rest is its ability to inspire. In everything, our community emphasizes an inclination to rich opportunities for meaningful, purposeful living. Our residents are teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, leaders, dreamers and doers. They haven’t stopped doing what makes them feel alive – and at Whitney Center, neither will you.

A Place to Call Home

When it comes to deciding on the next step for your retirement, you shouldn’t make your choice lightly. Not only will you be investing in your future home and health, but you’ll be investing in the quality of life you want for yourself. The community you choose should reflect your values, passions and dreams. It should welcome your ingenuity and fervor for life and encourage you in all your aspirations. If the place where you live can’t accommodate your spirit, you haven’t found your true home.

“With the rise of senior living as it exists today, you have options,” says Rambarose. “High-quality communities can offer a similar array of services and accommodations, but it’s important that you take a community’s atmosphere into account. When you make your move, you don’t just want to know you’ll be taken care of – you want to discover a place where you truly belong.”

Dozens of seniors have already begun their next chapter at Whitney Center. If you see your story continuing with ours, contact us today to take the next step.

Discover Excellence in Senior Living.

At Whitney Center, you’ll find a distinguished senior living community where residents do what they love. Located in Hamden, Connecticut, Whitney Center combines all the cultural, educational and historical charms of the Greater New Haven area with the intricate details of daily life for active seniors. Whitney Center is a Life Care community, offering not just an unparalleled Independent Living lifestyle, but a full continuum of care services as well, including Assisted Living, Rehabilitation, Skilled Nursing Care and Memory Care. Whitney Center even offers a home-based long-term care program, Thrive at Home, which connects seniors to the services they need to live well in their own home.

Choice. Freedom. Opportunity.

We believe that remaining engaged and striving for excellence builds a more meaningful life. That’s why residents experience a host of services and amenities, events and cultural opportunities and wellness programs designed to foster endless growth and personalized living. Backed by our first-rate hospitality and philosophy of continuous improvement, our residents are free to travel, learn, volunteer, set new goals and create the life they want to live.

Come Here to Thrive.

At Whitney Center, residents live in the midst of cultural arts and education and dignified connections to the greater community. Seniors thrive in pursuit of what brings them joy, with unlimited opportunities to create and contribute. And, with the confidence in quality care services available on site if health needs ever change, Whitney Center makes it possible for seniors to continue enjoying the freedom to embrace life at its fullest.

Contact Whitney Center today to learn more about our Life Care community!

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At Whitney Center, seniors and their families discover that excellence is more than a standard – it’s a way of life. The elegantly designed Life Care community in Hamden, Connecticut, offers residents a lifestyle as unprecedented as their own unique stories, complete with an environment that honors sophisticated desires for abundant senior living.

Just ask Michael Rambarose, President and CEO at Whitney Center. Having served two terms in the US Navy and over 13 years in the senior health care industry, Mr. Rambarose is uniquely equipped to lead the community and continue its legacy of excellence.
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