President, Sam Guedouar, Featured in Baltimore Magazine

RPP President, Sam Guedouar, is featured as the face of metropolitan senior living in this month’s issue of Baltimore Magazine.

From Baltimore Magazine

When Sam Guedouar took leadership of Roland Park Place, he brought lots of relevant experience, having managed luxury hotels such as Westin, W Hotels, and Marriott for 20 years. “I figured if I could make a difference for hotel guests by providing exceptional hospitality for one or two nights, I can make a difference in residents’ lives by providing the unparalleled services and amenities that luxury hotels offer.” Roland Park Place offers independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, and private suites for memory care, long-term care, and short-term rehab, as well as providing trips, lectures, wellness, entertainment, and dining experiences. “We are passionate about reaching our residents on a personal level,” says Guedouar, who holds advanced degrees in hospitality and healthcare administration. “Everything we do is focused on the unique needs of residents.”

 

 

RPP Featured in Baltimore Magazine

Our staff and residents here at Roland Park Place were recently featured in Baltimore Magazine to discuss how they’ve been staying connected and supporting one another during this challenging time. They share how the community has worked together to prevent COVID-19, and the many ways we’ve been finding joy in the midst of it all. You can read the full story here:

https://www.baltimoremagazine.com/section/community/senior-centers-adjust-to-new-isolated-reality

 

Ray Sweet, RPP Board Member Promoted

Roland Park Place is proud to share that a member of its Board of Directors, Ray Sweet, has been promoted to CEO of PSA Insurance and Financial Services. Mr. Sweet has served on the RPP board since 2018 and is a valuable member of its Finance and Investment Committees.

You can find the full story on the PSA website here…  https://www.psafinancial.com/2019/09/press-release-leadership-updates/?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiWmpsalpHSm1aREU0WTJVeiIsInQiOiIyWlRUNlwvMlhwdjcyVStxcmtueVVGMVN1dlZyTHM4d3Z4cnNnZjh2dGF2XC9Cdm1KVkpEczdtbHVLZ01vU21yZ1hXRHpuQWZLRWgrSmtSQzMzRGE4eGVuMzFLU2gzZjlJQkR0Mm1ZdnFKTm1xRGxKdFpSMWp1aE5YTEE1Z0tkd24rIn0%3D

Congratulations on your new role, Ray!

Building New Connections At the Grand Expansion of Roland Park Place

In Spring 2021, when Roland Park Place’s Grand Expansion opens—with 58 new apartments in an eight-story tower—the metropolitan senior living community will offer far more than just beautiful apartments; it will open up opportunities to build quality friendships, explore new places, and make fulfilling social and intellectual connections in the greater Baltimore community.

Metropolitan senior living in Baltimore City offers so much to today’s seniors, and the community at Roland Park Place embraces everything the Baltimore area has to offer—from lifestyle amenities at Roland Park Place to the possibilities of Downtown Baltimore, Charm City neighborhoods, and all kinds of activities at your doorstep.

To learn more about the vibrant Baltimore lifestyle seniors can experience at Roland Park Place, read on!

Charm City Living

The Grand Expansion at Roland Park Place is all about maximizing your lifestyle, so you can enjoy yourself and be healthy, active, and socially engaged. The amenities, services, and activities on the Roland Park Place campus make this possible—and the community’s proximity to all that Baltimore has to offer makes for an ideal independent living scenario.

At Roland Park Place, seniors benefit from top-of-the-line amenities and services, such as:

  • Stone Hill Arts Studio
  • Kruashaar Library
  • Beauty Salon
  • Evergreen Boutique
  • Fitness and Aquatics Center
  • 24-hour Security
  • Receptionists and Valets
  • On-Campus Parking
  • Full-Service Banking
  • Sedan Transportation Service

Also, as part of the Grand Expansion, Roland Park Place has added a 4,140 square foot Arts and Education Center, complete with an updated library and a 32-seat, multi-tiered theater for seminars, films, live entertainment, and lectures.

These amenities and services provide a welcoming, luxurious, and convenient way of life for Maryland seniors. 

Additionally, Roland Park Place is known for fostering a strong sense of community, with activities for entertainment, mental engagement, and socialization all playing a part in enriching residents’ lives. Many of these activities focus on the health and wellbeing—both mental and physical—of residents. From a comprehensive physical wellness program to group classes, Senior Fitness Specialists, the Walking Club, Resident Gardening Areas, and more, the community ensures that residents have everything they need to be comfortable.

With so much going on, it’s no surprise that new residents at Roland Park Place form such fast and strong friendships with like-minded community members. The campus has a neighborhood feel where people can enjoy personal time as much as they like, but where they can also engage with their friends and neighbors and feel valued as part of a real Baltimore home.

Life Off-Campus

Thanks to everything Roland Park Place has to offer, residents can experience rich, full day-to-day lives without leaving the campus—but whenever they do want to venture outside the senior living community, Roland Park Place’s seniors have all of Baltimore to explore.

For starters, there’s Downtown Baltimore—the heart of Charm City. The blossoming local culture, dining, entertainment, shopping, and arts scene is ready and waiting to be explored. 

Baltimore’s world-famous Inner Harbor is even closer and is a historic seaport that offers several museums and the National Aquarium. And located directly beside the Inner Harbor is Harbor East, complete with trendy shops and delicious seafood. If you’ve never had Maryland’s signature blue claw crabs or crab cakes with Old Bay seasoning—Harbor East is the place for you.

The greater Baltimore area has other neighborhoods as well, and each has its own nuances and delights: 

  • Mount Vernon can transport visitors back in time to America’s colonial era with history and architecture well worth the visit. 
  • Hampden offers an up-and-coming, artsy vibe full of independent shops, restaurants, cocktail bars, and all things “hip”—especially on the main boulevard, 36th Street.
  • The Fell’s Point neighborhood mixes colonial-era buildings with modern accents centered around Broadway Square, with its farmer’s market, boutiques, and local watering holes. 
  • The Station North Arts and Entertainment District—better known as Station North—includes the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway Film Center, numerous street murals, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and more.

Whenever Roland Park Place’s residents feel like it, they head to these neighborhoods to live the good life and pursue their goals of lifelong learning and exploration.

There’s so much to do in and around Baltimore, with local events happening all the time. Orioles’ games at Camden Yards, the Maryland Film Festival, the Maryland Zoo, museum after museum, live concerts, local markets—these are just some of the things Roland Park Place’s seniors enjoy, whether on their own or with their partners, families, and friends.

Some of the residents also get involved in local volunteering events and programs; from animal shelters to home rebuilding, tree planting, and more, there are plenty of opportunities for residents to participate in and give back to the community.

Come See Baltimore Senior Living for Yourself

If Roland Park Place and Baltimore seem like they might be the right fit for you or your loved ones, come discover more about senior living at a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). To learn more about the community and start planning your future, call 667-219-2111 to schedule a personal appointment.

 

What You Eat Can Impact How You Age

Jeremy Williams, Roland Park Place’s senior executive chef, was featured on WBFF Fox45 morning news show on July 16, 2019 to share some tips on what to add to your diet to age gracefully.
 
Check out the video clip here!
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Discover The Grand Expansion at Roland Park Place

In 2020, senior living in Baltimore, MD will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art, luxurious new community. This is because of “The Grand Expansion,” which is underway as we speak at Roland Park Place—the metropolitan senior living community that is once again setting the standard for Maryland retirement communities.

During The Grand Expansion, Roland Park Place will add 58 new apartments in an eight-story tower. New residents will enjoy beautiful, modern homes while living in a vibrant, tight-knit community which, now in its fourth decade of existence, is just getting started.

Beyond new living spaces, the Roland Park Place expansion will also feature a new dining venue, arts center, indoor parking, garden, salon and spa, and club room for private parties.

Read on to learn all you need to know about The Grand Expansion—and how to take the next steps if you think Roland Park Place might be the senior living community for you or your loved ones.

Grand Plans

One of the primary aspects of The Grand Expansion is the choice new residents will have to select a floor plan for their living spaces. With numerous configurations and sizes available, new residents will be able to pick the arrangement that best suits their needs.

Would you want one bedroom for your future home, or two? How about balcony space, an open kitchen, a walk-in closet, or a spectacular view? The choice can be yours at Roland Park Place. Time is of the essence, however; a number of the floor plan options have already sold out!

Some of the new options include:

  • The Beechdale and Kittery 1 apartments, which are the only two one-bedroom apartments still available—and even they are almost gone.
  • The Deepdene apartment, a two-bedroom model on the first and second floors that’s ideal for entertaining.
  • The Hawthorn apartments, which feature ample space and gorgeous master bedrooms.
  • The Longwood apartment, which has more than 35 feet of balcony space.

This is just a sampling of what you can find. If you’re interested in learning more details about these and other floor plan configurations, visit the new floor plans page on our website.

Phenomenal Features

Seniors who are about to join the Roland Park Place community will experience the best in Baltimore senior living. Roland Park Place’s amenities are second to none, and together they create an enriching, full lifestyle for the community’s residents.

At RPP, residents can be independent as much as they want, but many residents spend the bulk of their time with their friends and neighbors in the community’s numerous social spaces. Take, for example, the Stone Hill Arts Studio—a multi-purpose center designed to help residents express their creative passions. Or the Kraushaar Library, which has a wide range of titles and large print options. Or the Beauty Salon, which offers services for men and women including haircuts and styling, manicures and pedicures, and—through the Fitness and Aquatics Center—therapeutic massage services.

These features contribute to the overall well-being of RPP’s residents by providing key areas for entertainment, socialization, and mental engagement. Numerous medical studies have shown how important it is for seniors to be physically, socially, and mentally active, and The Grand Expansion will continue Roland Park Place’s longstanding tradition of excellence in these areas.

Sterling Services

Any quality CCRC or Life Plan Community offers strong services for its residents—but RPP is not just any CCRC. In addition to the amenities above, Roland Park Place provides 24-hour security for its residents, so peace of mind is a way of life. RPP’s receptionists, valets, and security staff are all highly qualified, friendly, and helpful. They can schedule wake-up calls for you, help you with package and grocery delivery, and provide valuable information on things to do in the area.

Additionally, Roland Park Place offers on-campus parking for any residents who drive their own vehicles—and valet parking 24 hours a day. Parking costs are factored into residents’ monthly fees, so there are no hidden costs, and if it snows during the winter, RPP handles snow removal so residents never have to dig their cars out themselves.

Residents enjoy banking services at RPP as well, with a full-service, FDIC-insured, commercial bank branch of The Columbia Bank, open five days a week. There’s also an Evergreen Boutique—a private convenience store stocked with useful items—and sedan service transportation to all weekly medical appointments within a 10-mile radius of campus.

These services differentiate Roland Park Place from other senior living communities in the Baltimore, MD area, and The Grand Expansion will only serve to increase that distinction.

Want to Experience the Best in Baltimore Senior Living?

If you or your loved ones are considering moving to a senior living community, Roland Park Place has much to offer—especially now that The Grand Expansion is nearing the finish line.

For more information, contact Roland Park Place at 410-243-5700, or visit our website to learn more. And of course, you are more than welcome to schedule a visit!

RPP’s Latest Podcast Features Clive Schiff

The latest episode of Roland Park Place’s “A Valuable Perspective” podcast features resident Dr. Clive Schiff. Listen in as Dr. Schiff describes his life of research with Johns Hopkins and developing his early interests growing up in Africa. Dr. Schiff is joined by RPP’s VP of Marketing and Community Life, Becki Bees. Click

or type  www.wypr.org/programs/valuable-perspective into your browser bar to listen in now.

“A Valuable Perspective” is Roland Park Place’s monthly podcast program on WYPR radio. The show features RPP residents who share their stories, life experiences and viewpoints on a myriad of topics relevant to what’s currently on the minds of everyday listeners. 

Staff Longevity Recognition Luncheon Held

Several long-time RPP staff members were recognized for their length of service and dedication to Roland Park Place at a celebratory luncheon held in their honor on June 12, 2019. Several departments were represented, but all have the same goal… to make Roland Park Place a great place to live… and work!

Front row, l-r: Carita Thomas 5 years; Dennis Ratcliff 5 years; Veron McCausland-Mais 15 years; Rosemarie Scott-Griffith 5 years; and Becki Bees 15 years.

Top row, l-r: Janie Hershey 10 years; Ella Washington-Milligan 25 years; Dorothea Wilson 15 years; Dawn Lamb 25 years; Yolanda Downing 25 years; Juanita Jennings 25 years; TiShae Betters 5 years; Daniel Gooden 20 years.

Congratulations and thank you to all!

 

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Active Senior Living at Roland Park Place: Exercising the Body and Mind

Staying active, both mentally and physically, has incredible benefits for seniors. Those who are more active and engaged tend to live longer, healthier, happier lives. For this reason, Roland Park Place puts a tremendous emphasis on fostering the kind of environment and lifestyle that enables seniors to flourish.

In recent years, scientific research has given increasing confirmation to the longstanding idea that seniors are better off when they stay active and involved in their communities as they age, as opposed to becoming inactive and isolated. Researchers now believe that there are correlations between sedentary, solitary lifestyles and health issues such as depression, memory loss, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, atherosclerosis, heart disease, increased injury risks, and more.

Conversely, the scientific and medical communities agree that exercise, mental stimulation, nutrition, social interaction, and the other hallmarks of an active lifestyle contribute to increased mental health and cognition, physical independence, and an overall higher quality of life for seniors. A recent study shows that regular physical activities—even moderate ones, such as brisk walking—can add several years to someone’s life expectancy.

Sound Body, Sound Mind

Exercising a few times a week, for even 10-30 minutes each session, is associated with positive long-term health outcomes. Benefits of consistent exercise include the ability to maintain or lose weight, reduced risks and impacts of illnesses and chronic diseases, enhanced mobility and balance, and a better overall mindset. Exercise increases muscle mass, improves your immune system and blood pressure, and alleviates chronic conditions like arthritis.

For seniors, physical fitness is even more important than it is for younger adults. Many think this isn’t the case, and they become less active as they age, which puts them more at risk.

In order to develop a sound exercise regimen, you should strive to find routines and wellness programs that work for you. Maybe that means listening to music while working out, going hiking with friends, walking golf courses instead of riding in carts, or just taking frequent walks. The important thing is to identify what your current capabilities are, what goals you should be striving towards, and developing a plan for achieving your goals over time. (It’s a marathon, after all, not a sprint.)

But physical fitness isn’t the only part of the equation—mental fitness is equally as important for seniors. Activities such as reading, learning new things, writing, drawing, solving puzzles, taking classes, and other similar pursuits keep your mind active and strong. Meditation and mindfulness techniques are great ways to relieve stress and feel more positive. And of course, interacting socially with friends and family is vital to feeling a sense of connection and belonging.

The Active Lifestyle at Roland Park Place

Roland Park Place puts the physical and mental wellbeing of residents at the forefront of senior living. The core components of this are fitness and engagement.

At Roland Park Place, fitness and aquatics form a comprehensive physical wellness offering that gives residents the ability to exercise in whatever way is best for them. The Fitness Center offers classes six days per week, many of which focus on promoting key aspects of long-term health. Residents also enjoy the Walking Club, and Certified Senior Fitness Specialists who educate and support residents in achieving their physical wellness goals. The Aquatics Program features group classes—from swimming to water walking and water aerobics—in the large heated therapy pool, five mornings a week.

As for engagement, Roland Park Place works to further residents’ spiritual, intellectual, and psychosocial wellbeing through an abundance of activities and initiatives. The community members at Roland Park Place strive to be mentally engaged every day—learning, sharing, and growing with their friends and neighbors.

Roland Park Place’s amenities and services help to facilitate this. From the Stone Hill Art Studio to the Library, Clipper Mill Commons, Beauty Salon, and Resident Gardening Areas, Roland Park Place provides residents with everything they need to thrive.

And, as part of the community’s recent Grand Expansion, Roland Park Place added a 4,140 square foot Arts and Education Center, complete with an updated library and a 32-seat, multi-tiered theater for seminars, films, live entertainment, and lectures.

Care Matters, Too

Of course, a major part of physical and mental wellbeing for seniors is the ability to receive medical care and therapeutic treatments as needed—and in this area, too, Roland Park Place excels.

Roland Park Place features a robust Health Care Center with highly trained and qualified staff. Residents also benefit from Physical Therapy availability, and the community’s Ambulatory Care Center, Personal Assistance Program (PAL), and Residential Care and Memory Care services.

This medical care rounds out Roland Park Place’s health and wellness options for seniors, creating a positive environment that promotes individual wellbeing for seniors of diverse ages and capabilities.

Interested in Joining the Community?

If you agree that this kind of active, engaged lifestyle is the way that all Continuing Care Retirement Communities should be, you’ll fit right in at Roland Park Place. To learn more about the community and its upcoming expansion, please call 667-219-2111 to schedule a personal appointment today.

RPP Goes Red for Women!

Go Red for Women 2019!

RPP’s president, Terry Snyder is a member of the 2019 statewide GO RED for WOMEN Executive Leadership team for the Greater Baltimore American Heart Association.

As part of that team, Terry agreed to promote heart health awareness at work and in the community by spreading awareness and empowering women to take charge of their heart health.

One way Terry accomplished this was to set up an information table at the June 4 Rotunda Farmers Market. There, Terry provided market-goers with an opportunity to receive information on heart-health awareness, while a member of RPP’s nursing staff, Kate Reddick (pictured in action below), was on-hand to give free blood pressure screenings.