About Our Community
A Campus Community
Our beautiful campus community has it all. There’s a picture-perfect valley setting with views of the surrounding hills, farmland and our own pond right on our propert, extensive walking paths throughout the campus, the convenience of being just minutes from downtown Bridgeport and the option to receive the full continuum of care as needed. One campus with three communities enables residents to easily transition from independent living (Emeritus at Maplewood) to assisted living (The Meadows) to long-term care (Emeritus at the Heritage) all while remaining in familiar surroundings and cared for by the same dedicated and compassionate staff.
Our campus is conveniently located in North Central West Virginia on Route 50 East just east of downtown Bridgeport. Fairmont, Grafton and Clarksburg are within easy commuting and CKB airport, which offers flights to Pittsburgh International Airport, is just a mile from our community. Within just ten minutes are the Bridgeport Mall, Emily Drive Shopping Center, several restaurants and the East Point retail outlet are all favorite shopping destinations. In fact, we frequently take residents on outings to local shopping areas as well as on day trips to Morgantown, Charlestown and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We also take residents to their doctor’s appointments three days a week. In addition, the newly built United Hospital Center and access to I-79 are just ten minutes from our campus.
A Wonderful Selection
Emeritus at Maplewood and The Meadows, our independent and assisted living communities, are located in the same stately Colonial-style building.
Emeritus at Maplewood, our independent living community, offers a variety of one- and two-bedroom floor plans that all include spacious wheelchair-accessible bathrooms, showers with safety handrails and emergency call systems. The apartments also have a full kitchen, ample closet and living space and either a walkout patio or balcony. The Emeritus at Maplewood common areas include an exercise area, a cozy den with a fireplace, a spacious lobby, a bar area where we hold our daily Happy Hour, a beauty salon and a dining room.
The Meadows, our assisted living community, offers 44 senior apartments and its own spacious dining room. Its beautiful outdoor areas include a memory garden that surrounds the building, patios, a shuffleboard court and extensive walking paths that encircle our campus which give all residents a variety of places to enjoy the out-of-doors.
Emeritus at the Heritage, our long-term care community, has deep roots and an outstanding reputation in the Bridgeport area. It is located on the same property and provides for the long-term care of residents in need of 24-hour nursing services. Both private and semi-private rooms are available. This small community feels much more like home than the traditional nursing home setting with bright colors, comfortable furniture and windows overlooking the surrounding countryside. From the windows, it’s not uncommon to see all kinds of wildlife like deer, turkeys, squirrels and birds that make their home in this region of West Virginia.
Many of the staff members working in our three communities have been here for years. In fact, some of the Emeritus at Heritage caregivers have taken care of residents for over 15 years. All staff members are well trained and extremely compassionate and care for residents as if they were their own family members. Their dedication comes through loud and clear for they know each resident by name and often know many of our residents’ family members.
Our wonderful chefs also exemplify the dedication that our staff is known for throughout the area. They are always concerned with making sure residents love the food they serve and constantly ask for feedback. They also serve on the Food Committee and strive to make meals requested by residents. It’s not surprising that residents often tell us how much they love our food. The Life Enrichment Director at Emeritus at Maplewood has been here for more than eight years and prides herself on offering a wide range of activities to appeal to all different interests and abilities. From our housekeepers to caregivers to the concierge, every staff member is passionate about what they do and it shows in the way they take pride in their jobs and how they care for each resident with dignity, respect and humor.
Our Community Lifestyle
A Wonderful, Active Lifestyle
Our Life Engagement Directors provide a variety of daily activities, games and events for our residents. Beyond our regularly scheduled card and bingo games, we also offer monthly events designed to keep our residents socializing and learning. Some of these include a Spotlight Chef demonstration on how to make Southwestern Beef Wraps (samples provided, of course), a monthly Meet Your Neighbor program during which residents have the opportunity to talk with local community leaders (mayors, councilmen, attorneys, doctors, etc.), oil and watercolor lessons and professional card-making classes and these are just a few of the many special activities all of our residents enjoy.
In addition, we offer transportation for residents wishing to take advantage of all the wonderful plays, concerts and festivals going on in the Greater Bridgeport area.
Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day are celebrated with special luncheon and dinner programs that honor those of our residents who have served our country and family members and friends are always invited. Often, guest speakers from the military pay tribute to and honor our veterans.
We plan special activities for all holidays and include Easter Egg Hunts with a brunch buffet, Fourth of July picnics, Renaissance Fairs in the fall and Hawaiian Luaus in late summer. We also have a wonderful Halloween Trick-or-Treating Night for the staff’s children, residents’ families and the public. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, the buildings are transformed into a holiday wonderland with absolutely beautiful decorations that residents make and put up throughout our campus.
Partnering With the Local Community
Every month, Emeritus at Maplewood participates in hosting the Senior Advisory Group lunch meetings as well as other community leadership groups. Emeritus at Maplewood provides free quarterly breakfast buffets for local law and public safety officers and veterans (firemen, police, military), all as a way of showing our appreciation for their service to our country and community. Local Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, Senior Citizens and Women’s Clubs meet at Emeritus at Maplewood for club meetings. These relationships give families outside of our Emeritus at Maplewood “home” an opportunity to meet and associate with our residents and to see how beautiful our community is.
Our community features three dining rooms; one main dining room in Emeritus at Maplewood for our Independent residents who can choose up to three meals a day (one meal a day is included in their monthly rent), one at the Meadows dedicated to assisted living residents and a private dining room that can be reserved for special occasions. Long-term care residents are served in their rooms.
Our residents often use words like “spectacular”, “delicious” and “wonderful” to describe our food and our terrific chefs combined with menu variety are the key reason. At lunch, residents can choose from two main specials as well as standing menu items such as sandwiches, soups and salads. A lighter fare is served in the evening. Menus change daily and occasionally reflect specific resident requests. All meals are served restaurant style with service provided by our gracious wait staff. Special diets are not a problem for our chefs and they have yet to be asked to accommodate a specific diet that they couldn’t address. Snacks are available throughout the day and every day our Independent residents enjoy Happy Hour.
From New Year’s Day brunch to Christmas dinner and every holiday in between, our community holds more special dinners and events than you can count. Barbeques and picnics in the summer, fall festival celebrations and Veterans appreciation dinners. If there’s a reason to celebrate, we’ll find it.