LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR: BUSINESSES TO KNOW – Sunday, April 29th 2018
Legacy Retirement Communities has been a part of the Lincoln community for 23 years. As a company that’s homegrown in Lincoln and continues to stay local today, there’s a consistent, wonderful message that gets to be told over and over again: Legacy Retirement Communities is locally owned and operated, providing options for Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. But there’s more to Legacy Retirement Communities than meets the eye…
1. We Shop Local
We support Lincoln businesses by working exclusively with local vendors on all aspects of operations for their three campuses including banking, pharmaceutical, contractors, food distributors, and even local farmer’s
2. From-Scratch Cooking
One of our missions is to provide their residents with top-notch nutrition. Legacy chefs knew this could be achieved through facilitating a farm-to-table approach when preparing meals. Dinner is served almost entirely from scratch, allowing for the highest quality of food.
3. FoodNet Donor
The company believes that no food should go to waste. We’ve made a commitment to donate any leftover food to the FoodNet organization in Lincoln, where the food will be enjoyed by those in need, rather than going to the landfill.
4. Legacy Well-Being
Residents enjoy all activities centered around four areas of well-being: Physical, Social, Mind, and Community. Studies suggest that focusing on overall wellness results in longevity, better quality of life and even wards off
dementia and Alzheimer’s.
5. iBalance Machine
Residents can use the iBalance machine to precisely identify fall risks based on the assessment the machine performs. The machine then provides programming to improve balance, ultimately lowering the risk for falls and injury. We are one of the few in the state that has the iBalance machine.
6. 24/7 Fitness
Everyone enjoys options and flexibility when it comes to their schedules, including workout times. A full spectrum workout is designed for each individual’s needs and goals, including cardio, strength and balance training.
7. Fulfilling Bucket List Adventures
Within the last five years, our Enrichment team has helped residents cross off items on their bucket list. Some items in particular were riding an elephant, skydiving, hot air ballooning, duck racing, and even experiencing the simple joy of nuzzling a pony.
8. Certified Dementia Practitioner on Staff
Michele Carlson, the activity director at Legacy Arbors is one of the only certified dementia practitioners in the state. She is instrumental in the education of all staff in learning the signs of dementia and Alzheimer’s and
teaching techniques to best care for those with the disease.
9. Longevity of Employees
32% of the company’s full-time employees have been with the company for 10+ years. You can always expect to run into a familiar face at any of our locations.
10. Employee Wellness Program
Employees can enjoy coordinated activities and events throughout the year that cover several areas of well-being: Physical, Career, Social, Financial, and Community. We believe that to do your best, you have to be at your best and this can be achieved through staying in tune with these five areas of well-being. Employees also enjoy fitness reimbursement, prizes, and extra time off earned through the program.
11. Retirement Living Advisors
We believe in serving the individual first. Each location has two retirement living advisors to assist you and your loved one on just about anything when it comes to retirement living: downsizing, cost, how to navigate the conversation, and more. Our advisors guide you through the process and help you find the best fit for your and your loved one, even if it’s not with the us.
12. Hear the Legacy Podcast
Residents within the communities share their life stories through a podcast. The stories are known for the perspective and wisdom they offer. The podcast is called “Hear the Legacy” and it’s available on iTunes. For easy links, visit the company’s Facebook page.
The company values family, compassion, integrity, community and quality. Employees and residents alike live out those values every day. Legacy Retirement Communities continues to provide Lincoln, Nebraska with award-winning elegance, superior care and countless reasons to live an enriched life. With four unique locations, the company has been voted Best of Lincoln for 18 years in a row, garnering awards for enrichment, care and resident engagement from national and international management organizations, including Argentum. From independent living to assisted living and memory care, Legacy Retirement Communities offers a world-class experience for its residents and employees.