Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Collington CCRC (12/4/2018)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Although we had directions to bypass DC traffic, we followed the directions provided by Collington, A Kendal Affiliate, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, or as they say now, a Life Care Community. Because it was recommended that we leave later, traffic was manageable and we arrived before 10:00, a good half hour early for our appointment for a tour.
Collington is situated on 125 acres to the east of Washington, DC and opened in 1988 as an Episcopal facility and is now an affiliate of Kendal Life Care. There are about 300 independent living units (apartments and villas), 65 assisted living units, and 44 skilled care beds.
Collington is a gated community (in fact, it has two gate houses)
Community Center with Clock Tower
Connected cottages, which are different from the villas with garages
The dining room is only open for dinner
The Landing Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
the meal plan is that you have 300 points for the month,
which should cover at least one meal per day
A line to order food, and then it is served to you;
the beverage station is open 24/7
The mail boxes, with US mail and internal mail in one spot
Next to the library are two walls filled with periodicals
This is perhaps one quarter of the full library
Getting ready to decorate the auditorium, which has an
induction loop section that transmits sound to hearing aids
Swimming pool
There is also a fitness room, billiards room, and creative art room. Nooks along hallways had jigsaw puzzles in progress.
Game Room
Unique was the Flower Room, for live floral arrangements; there was
also a small greenhouse on the property, as well as gardening plots
There is a bank that is open at least two days a week, a hair salon, gift shop, and a woodshop in an outbuilding. On the grounds are a few miles of walkways, a bocce/croquet court, a dog park, and tennis courts. Covered parking is available for a fee.
Tia E was very informative and after the tour she invited us to try lunch at the facility. We went with half sandwiches, as the whole sandwich was definitely worth two meals!
Collington is about four miles from the University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center, and they have a relationship with Prince George's Community College that offers some of their SAGE (Seasoned Adults Growing Educationally) courses at Collington.
The closest major airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport/DCA, about 20 miles away.

Later we returned to Erich's place to meet with Dylan and Pete after school, but Dylan was kept home with the flu. Pete finished his homework, and we played games, had pizza, decorated the Christmas tree, and watched retro video games.
Next: Heron Point CCRC.

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