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At the Haven at Silverwoods, assisted living comes to life!

Seniors in motion stay in motion. Putting that guiding principle into action 
has helped The Haven at Silverwoods stand out as one of Ocean County’s 
most highly regarded assisted living communities. With zero tolerance for 
boredom, and the most ambitious calendar of physical, intellectual, social 
and spiritual activities, still vibrant residents have daily opportunities to keep 
active in mind, body and spirit.
At this energetic community, there’s always something interesting, engaging 
and unexpected on the agenda, thanks to a comprehensive activity program 
led by Activities Director, Linda Panarella. “Activities are so much more 
than bingo and arts and crafts. We engage residents daily with a diverse 
offering of opportunities for self-expression, socialization, spiritual 
expression, education, and active movement.” 
Motion and movement activities are not only designed to build up strength 
and help reduce the risk of falls, but by sharing the common bonds of 
aging, strengthen the spirit of community. A daily fitness program includes 
energetic music for chair dancing and scarf dancing. In addition to favorite 
games like horseshoes, bocce ball and bean bag Twister, Wii games provide 
residents stimulating fun and fitness as well as friendly competition. 
Panarella and her dedicated team of compassionate activities professionals 
have created a welcoming environment and work collectively to help 
seniors meet the challenges of aging by catering to their growing needs in 
the most purposeful ways. Daily word games provide mental stimulation 
and challenge residents to think differently. Entertaining card games such 
as Poker and Pinocle, and dice games too, all have cognitive benefits for 
players who use and retain skills such as evaluation, judgment and strategy. 
The arts are heavily promoted at The Haven. Traditional art classes, 
horticulture classes, and craft sessions are but a few of the offerings. 
Residents are encouraged to take the stage for activities like drama readings, 
as well as the inventive story theater where they can use various props to 
spontaneously create their own stories. Two recent additions, Dancing 
Hands hand tapping classes and the professionally led Drum Circles, have 
become hugely popular, engaging a large group of residents of all abilities in 
a rewarding and energizing time of self-expression. 
The Haven at Silverwoods has always embraced the promise of new 
technology to benefit the health and well being of its residents, so it comes 
as no surprise that the iPad has become a vital tool in an ever expanding 
wireless world of activities. By accessing content-rich websites, such as 
YouTube, seniors have been entertained and educated, reminisced, and 
traveled the universe. Residents devoted to life-long faith practices have 
benefited too by accessing inspirational videos to help enhance Sunday 
morning worship. 
Innumerable opportunities to connect positively with the community 
around them, especially community children, has helped add more latitude 
to residents’ lifestyle. To that point, The Haven has maintained a five-
year relationship with Caregiver Kids through the Caregiver Volunteers of 
Central New Jersey. Energetic 5th and 6thgraders visit multiple times a year 
to play traditional and digital games, create craft projects and share lively 
discussions that mix youthful exuberance with senior wisdom.
Several times each month joyous theme events take over The Haven. 
Residents and dedicated members of the Activity and Dining Services 
departments collaborate on choosing the theme, as well as the table favors, 
decorations, menus and more that bring it all together. Celebrations have 
included Doggone Good Lunch, Lunch Under the Big Top with a circus 
parade and Afternoon at the Boardwalk with carnival games. Perhaps the 
celebration of the royal wedding was most memorable. Residents reenacted 
parts of the ceremonious day, complete with bride, groom, flower girl and 
ring bearer.
The activities landscape at The Haven is limitless, including a Men’s 
Club, ladies-themed parties, trips, outings, nightly film presentations 
and performances from professional entertainers. Being part of an ever-
expanding activities program, seniors can continue to enhance their talents 
and abilities, while bringing new experiences into their daily lives. With so 
many opportunities to play, pray, laugh, grow and stay fit together, residents 
at The Haven at Silverwoods are inspired to keep active and stay healthy –– 
so that they can experience it all again and again.
Located here in Ocean County, The Haven at Silverwoods Assisted Living 
is a Hovnanian Senior Housing Services community - a family owned and 
operated organization for more than 50 years. Part of a continuum-of-care 
campus, The Haven at Silverwoods consists of cozy and spacious private 
apartments, monitored 24-hours a day, many with outside patios and wooded 
views. Care at The Haven is attentive but not intrusive, emphasizing a 
resident’s strengths rather than weaknesses.
For more information, call us at 732-341-0880 – The Haven at Silverwoods
1700 Rt. 37 West, Toms River, NJ 08757.
07/10/2014 - 09:26


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