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 Fillmore Pond and throughout Brookdale Senior Living communities has shared since our community first opened its doors in 2000. 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 our residents who have chosen our retirement community for its active lifestyle
The Perfect Location
Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, Emeritus at Fillmore Pond is situated on 87 acres of lush land that features a large pond with ducks and geese. We are just west of the charming and historical town of Bennington, Vermont, and located off of Route 9.
Our community is conveniently located to several local attractions, including the Bennington Center for the Arts, the Bennington Museum, and the Bennington Battle Monument. We are also only 40 minutes from Albany, New York, and all of its shopping, cultural attractions and entertainment venues. Emeritus at Fillmore Pond has a very country, cozy family appeal. Residents and visitors are greeted by a warm fireplace and a welcoming staff when they enter the main lobby.
The community has three floors of living space which include 30 independent living senior apartments, 45 residential care apartments and 12 shared memory care apartments. The community has studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments available. independent living and residential care apartments have private bathrooms.
In addition, we also have 14 independent living cottages with a variety of floor plans – all with two bedrooms and two baths, one-car garages and front porches. Many of our cottages also have back decks and full basements. Independent living cottages are a wonderful option for those residents who wish to maintain a very independent lifestyle but would like to give up the work and worry of home maintenance.
The community has a large courtyard with raised garden beds, and a large front porch with views of the Green Mountains of Vermont. We also have lovely common areas including an art room, a library with a fire place, a fitness room, bistro, salon, and the Moses Room.
Strong, Caring Professional Relationships
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond nurtures strong relationships with local health-care professionals, and is part of the Southern Vermont Provider Network which provides resources to seniors and caregivers. We also work closely with the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. Through these relationships, we can provide a seamless continuum of care for our residents. Depending upon what the resident needs for rehabilitation services, we will bring in outside physical, occupational and speech therapists to work with residents here on site. We can also bring in outside hospice services as necessary.
Our staff is highly experienced, knowledgeable and caring. They are devoted to making certain that our residents are always treated with respect and dignity and that they receive the personal attention they deserve. We are blessed to have staff members who have devoted their life’s work to working with seniors, many of them have been with the community since it opened in 2000.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful Active Lifestyle
In keeping with Brookdale philosophy, our staff provides support to our residents while helping them to maintain their independence and dignity. We have a full schedule of activities that are designed to keep our residents active and engaged and focus on the five areas of brain health: social, physical, mental, spiritual and cultural.
Our residents enjoy participating in activities that they have been involved with during their lifetime, such as gardening, cooking, puzzles, reading and sewing. We adapt the activity to the residents’ current abilities. We also offer group outings, on-site church services, decorating for and celebrating the various holidays, exercising, monthly birthday celebrations, and many more fun activities.
Partnering with the Local Neighborhood Community:
Emeritus at Fillmore Pond is passionate about being involved in the community. Because our community cares for seniors with memory challenges, we work closely with the Alzheimer’s Association, and facilitate a monthly support group meeting for families living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We also participate in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s to help raise funds for care, support and research.
Our community strives to be a resource in the community. We host a Parkinson’s support group for families and caregivers, and regularly present a wellness series led by local physicians who discuss specific health-care topics.
We invite many groups to our community that engage our residents in a variety of activities, such as the Girl Scouts, the Red Hat Society, and the American University Women.
At Emeritus at Fillmore Pond, our Dining Services Director has been with the community for more than 10 years. We serve three delicious homemade meals daily in our beautiful and relaxing dining room, designed for our residents to enjoy conversation and a satisfying culinary affair. At our community, we believe in choices and offer you a number of entrée selections at all meals, many of which are made up of favorite local recipes. We also have large holiday meals, summer cookouts and an annual formal dinner for residents and families to enjoy.
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