About Our Community
We have promised ourselves that we shall always treat our residents as we would our own loved ones. Nothing less than our best will do.
This is the promise that the staff at Emeritus at Allentown; and throughout Brookdale retirement communities; has shared since 1988, when Emeritus at Allentown first opened. It’s a simple promise to be compassionate and kind, understanding and respectful; a promise to become extended family to the seniors entrusted in our care and to exceed our residents’ expectations.
The Perfect Location
Emeritus at Allentown is set on beautiful and expansive grounds that cover nearly five acres of land. Our community is conveniently located in a residential area just off the main highways. It is close to banks, the Lehigh Valley Mall, Starbucks, the South Mall, and several restaurants. In addition, Jacobsburg State Park, Allentown Fairgrounds, Music Fest and the Rose Garden are all nearby.
Emeritus at Allentown is also surrounded by hospitals to meet your every medical need, including Lehigh Valley Hospital Center Allentown, Cedar Crest and Muhlenberg locations, Sacred Heart, St. Luke’s Hospital Allentown and Bethlehem and Westfield Hospital. There are also a wide variety of skilled nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers in our backyard for added convenience.
A Wonderful Selection
If you’re looking for a home-like environment, look no further. Emeritus at Allentown offers a variety of senior apartments to best fit your individual needs. All apartments boast a large 300 square foot studio with a private bathroom that includes a walk-in shower and grab bars for your convenience, privacy and safety. We also offer one bedroom apartments that are 350 square feet and also include a private bathroom complete with grab bars and a walk-in shower. All senior apartments have cable and phone hook up, a large window, built in closets and drawers as well as wall-to-wall carpeting, a built in night light near the bathroom and an emergency call system complete with an intercom system.
Emeritus at Allentown offers a variety of common areas to gather with friends or to spend some quiet time. Our library provides a peaceful place to relax, read a book or watch the beautiful fish swim in our huge aquarium. If it’s action you are thriving for, our second floor living room is the place for you! This is where our residents gather to work on puzzles, enjoy snacks, or watch TV on one of our comfortable couches or chairs.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Emeritus at Allentown has built and maintained strong relationships with local doctors, hospitals, skilled nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities, churches, schools, senior centers, volunteer groups and other agencies such as hospice providers and the Lehigh and Northampton County Departments of Aging. These strong community ties allow us to provide the highest level of care, services and referrals for all our resident’s and family’s needs.
At Emeritus at Allentown, we are proud of the longevity of our staff. We currently have CNAs, Med-Techs nursing staff, business office personnel and housekeeping staff that, all combined, have been with us for more than 100 years and counting! This longevity demonstrates our team’s passion for caring for seniors and our commitment for hiring the most qualified individuals to staff our community.
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Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
At Emeritus at Allentown, our life enrichment director plans an assortment of fun-filled activities based on our residents’ desires. Residents enjoy country rides to local restaurants and diners. Physical activities include bowling, golfing, volleyball, yoga and exercise. We also encourage a variety of spiritual, social, creative and cultural activities. Emeritus at Allentown provides transportation with trained staff for all off-site community events.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community
Emeritus at Allentown is very active with local events in and out of the senior living community. We host a variety of events on a monthly basis such as TRIAD (The Right Information and Direction). Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month in our spacious library. We also host monthly support groups for grief and Alzheimer’s disease, and financial as well as veteran’s seminars. In addition, our memory care neighborhood and personal care area host a family night on a quarterly basis where we offer entertainment and an assortment of delicious snacks. And you’ll get to meet the entire team of staff as well as other family members.
Emeritus at Allentown has a highly skilled and experienced Executive Chef. Under his leadership, his staff provides residents with three home-cooked meals and three delicious and healthy snacks each day. Our dining room is a restaurant environment with a wait staff that takes meal orders, serves, and clears the tables for our residents.
National Fun at Work Day Emeritus at Allentown really had a blast celebrating National Fun at Work Day this past Sunday! The break room was decorated and there were some goodies for the staff. We turned the party music on, got out a bunch of balloons to play Balloon Volleyball with the residents on each […]
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Our residents had a wonderful day celebrating our nation’s birthday! In the morning, our library was packed with more than 40 residents as I gave a reading on the Declaration of Independence. Then one of our Navy vets waved the American flag as another resident, a former choir director, led our residents in song. We […]
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