With ‘One Voice,’ Residents Take the Mic at Allendale Senior Living

Special Guests – Including Mayor Amy Wilczynski – Featured on In-House Podcast

ALLENDALE, N.J. (Dec. 18, 2023) – Allendale Mayor Amy Wilczynski sat down for a chat recently with Allendale Senior Living resident Dorothy Robblee. Their conversation was part of a new, resident-hosted podcast series called “One Voice at Allendale Senior Living,” which features interviews with guests ranging from local businesses and high-profile individuals to fellow residents and community staff. 

Mayor Wilczynski responded to questions from Robblee, whose own colorful career – which included collecting, counting and delivering New York State Lottery money – was the subject of an earlier podcast. Topics ranged from the mayor’s professional journey (she delivered newspapers and worked as a bank teller before building a successful career as an executive coach) to her favorite ways to relax and recharge (cooking and gardening). 

When asked how the community can best serve older constituents, Mayor Wilczynski said, “By doing what I did today, coming here and talking to everyone, finding out what their needs and goals are, and then seeing how we can best try to help.” She noted that services available to Allendale-area seniors include the XYZ Club, which offers lunch and a variety of entertainment options. The borough is currently working on a program where community residents will buddy up with seniors for regular check-ins and companionship. 

The “One Voice” program is made possible through a partnership between Allendale Senior Living and Marquis Health Consulting Services, which provides administrative and consulting services to the community. 

“Engaging enrichment programs are an important part of the lifestyle at Allendale Senior Living, and we absolutely love the opportunity to offer cutting-edge technology as part of that mix,” said David Gillies, the community’s life enrichment director. “Our goal is to empower residents to choose the guests and share the stories they feel are unique, engaging and thoughtful. It’s a unique opportunity for them to learn, have fun and evolve as a community.” 

Formerly The Allendale Community for Mature Living, Allendale Senior Living is one of the only continuum-of-care communities in the region. Located at 85 Harreton Road, the 12-acre campus is a destination for seniors seeking a fulfilling lifestyle with beautifully appointed apartments, gourmet dining, and access to services including assisted living, memory care and respite care. Residents also benefit from the availability of onsite rehab care at Allendale Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. Experience this charming community by scheduling a visit and tour. Call 201-818-4498 or visit allendaleseniorliving.com for more information.  

PHOTO CAPTION (L-R): Allendale Mayor Amy Wilczynski chatting with Allendale Senior Living resident Dorothy Robblee for the community’s “One Voice” podcast.

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