Community Spotlight – Avita of Newburyport

2015 has been a busy year for the Northbridge Companies, where “busy” is an understatement! We were thrilled to open two new communities and will be opening a third soon, and we’re only half-way through the year! Check out our Community Spotlight series to get the latest on everything Northbridge!

In January our third Avita community specializing in memory care, Avita of Newburyport, opened adjacent to the campus of Anna Jaques Hospital in the delightful seacoast town of Newburyport, Massachusetts. Avita’s Executive Director, Gerry Gallin, has been the face of our Avita brand since 2008. Gerry moved to Newburyport after she fell in love with the charming cobblestone streets and beautiful water views. Gerry comments on the true generosity and kindness of the people of Newburyport and surrounding towns.

The past eight months have been busy and exciting! As Avita opened in the winter, the staff grew accustomed to shoveling cars and walks daily as Newburyport had one of the highest snowfall totals throughout Massachusetts at 113 inches!

Luckily the snow melted quickly and Avita residents, staff, and community were delighted when spring arrived to see baby ducklings born in Avita’s inner courtyard. Gerry spoke to the Audubon Society to see if the ducklings should be moved, but was advised that Avita was their home now. Residents now look out for the ducks every day as they grow. Now that summer has arrived, residents are enjoying everything from trips to the farm to pick out new flowers for the Living Wall to participating in ice cream shop taste tests.

Avita has also held some wonderful education seminars since opening including Dr. Robert Stern of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Clinical Core and Dr. Juergen Bludau. Avita looks forward to continuing to be a vital resource and member of their Newburyport community. Avita’s goal is to ensure residents’ safety, health, and happiness so their families can have peace of mind. You can see some of our family testimonials in our brand new Avita video: here.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the wonderful way of life at Avita of Newburyport, please contact Abby Considine via email or give her a call 978.225.7000.

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