Residents Look Forward to a New Year of Worry-Free Living

Linda Esterson
December 28, 2023
Seabrook residents

Residents have plenty to look forward to in this new year at Seabrook, an Erickson Senior Living community in Tinton Falls, N.J.--especially the array of new opportunities created through updated amenities. 

"Our mission is to help people live better lives," says Executive Director Jen McNamara. "We are constantly enhancing our community with new programs and amenities to enable residents to try new activities and share their talents."

From food to fitness to fun, Seabrook residents will have everything they need to meet their health and wellness goals in 2024!

Exciting amenities

While renovations to the Fireside Restaurant are garnering a lot of buzz, the opening of Seabrook's fifth on-campus dining venue, The Cove, is the most anticipated event of the year. 

The Cove--a bar-like setting with 70 seats, large-screen TVs, and billiards and card tables--will be the perfect environment to catch up with neighbors over a cocktail or enjoy game-time grub with friends and family.

"It will be a hub where folks can come and socialize, jump in a table game, and root on their favorite team," notes McNamara. "Our chefs are working hard to create new recipes for the venue, giving residents the opportunity to try foods they've never tasted before."

Investing in well-being 

The new Well-Being Center, equipped for services like massage, acupuncture, and meditation, will bring a more holistic approach to Seabrook's health care options. 

"We want to help residents be mindful and connected to their well-being," she adds. 

Lastly, a larger space for the community library and a multipurpose room for virtual games and technology-driven activities will allow residents to connect like never before. 

Marjorie Kincaid, who moved to Seabrook in July 2022 from a condo by the Jersey Shore, is looking forward to taking advantage of these new amenities. 

"The condo was in a great location, but there was nothing to do there except to take a walk," she says. "Seabrook has a lot to offer me!"

Now, settled in her apartment home, Marjorie volunteers as an usher at the community's movie theater and serves as a resident ambassador, helping newcomers adjust to life at Seabrook. She also participates in mini golf tournaments and plays bocce. 

Marjorie, a retired nurse, is happy to see that Seabrook is bringing a Well-Being Center to campus. 

"I cofounded a retired nurses club here with my friend Linda Gural. We promote resident well-being through walking and other activities," she says. "I also joined the health services committee of the Resident Advisory Council, which meets regularly with staff to offer input." 

With the amenities and activities she needs to enjoy a fulfilling retirement, Marjorie is ready to make the most of 2024. 

"I'm looking forward to doing more of what I'm enjoying now," says Marjorie. "There's definitely a lot to do here to stay active."

Newfound free time

When Joy and Mark Bohanan moved to Seabrook in 2015, they were drawn to the community's continuing care options and maintenance-free lifestyle. 

"We liked the concept of independent living--with the ability to move to the continuing care neighborhood, if it's ever needed," explains Mark. "I was also glad to leave my snow shovel and lawn mower behind!"

After settling into their apartment home, the couple quickly realized the community's top benefit--free time to socialize and volunteer.

"We had neighbors who moved to Seabrook before us. They were loving life!" says Joy. "They equated it to being on a cruise, and they were right--everything available on a cruise is available here." 

Joy, a former school library aide, is excited about the larger space for the community library. She joined the library volunteer staff and contributes by sorting and shelving books.

Mark too, gives his time to the library. He repairs books that are returned "well used" and helps other residents with computer and technology issues.

When they're not volunteering, the Bohanans frequent the fitness center and stroll along the beautifully landscaped grounds and--during colder months--climate-controlled walkways. Joy, a quilt shop owner for 10 years, also coleads the Not Just Knitters and Crocheters Group. 

"We've gotten to know a lot of people through walking and participating in activities," Mark says. 

"We're looking forward to seeing more people as the renovations are completed and the new restaurant opens!"

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