Resort Style Senior Living Community Treats Residents like Family
By Austin Torres
July 28, 2021
Mariposa, a high-end luxurious senior living community that prides itself on treating its residents with compassion and the utmost care, celebrated its grand opening on June 26th.
Recently taken over by Discovery senior living, Mariposa is a facility that prides itself on treating its residents like family. Executive Director, Judy Rotenberg, has been working in senior living for five years and has personally been managing Mariposa for the last two years, and her job has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences in her life.
“I love giving seniors the best life ever. They’ve chosen to live the rest of their days with us and I love making sure that they have the most exceptional experience ever,” said Judy.
For Judy, as well as the rest of the staff at Mariposa, serving the community and assuring that each guest is fully taken care of is not so much a job but a gift and a blessing. Each day that staff members and residents are able to spend together is another opportunity to brighten someone’s day.
“Our residents don’t live where we work. We work where they live,” says Judy.
Discovery Senior Living, who now manages Mariposa, prides itself on encouraging a system where residents are able to pick and choose how they want their facility to be; ranging from the type of food that is served to the activities offered on a weekly basis.
“I love the philosophy of Discovery because they really look to my team to run the community,” said Judy, “what’s great about it is it’s not a top-down management style.”
While many senior living communities are dictated by corporate offices who force them to have the same meal plans and activities, Mariposa has a more participatory culture wherein residents are able to communicate their wants and needs and actively choose what they eat and how they spend their time. This is just one of the many unique aspects of Mariposa’s approach to senior living.
The community itself is beautifully maintained, with Spanish style architecture, and breathtaking scenery. As soon as you enter the palatial lobby, you will notice lovely Spanish tile adorning the floors, a stunning ceiling overhead and an abundance of decorations, tastefully chosen to evoke comfort, relaxation, and a space of total serenity. The Spanish motif extends to the stately courtyard and resort style pool and the surrounding area are perfect for spending your warm sunny days.
Also included in the community is a full-sized movie theater, outside lanai, a stately auditorium for activities, full fitness center with a multitude of machines and free weights to choose from, card rooms, and not one but two full-service restaurants as well as a bistro. Restaurants range from casual to upscale and offer full service with a complete menu and specials included. Each meal is full course from appetizer to dessert, and you can even have breakfast at lunch time which is a major plus for many residents.
Mariposa also has a fitness coordinator who manages all the fitness activities for residents depending on their own personal fitness levels. Depending on a residents’ own capability and comfort level, they might opt to participate in yoga classes or bar exercises. Routines are customized depending on the skill level of residents. Residents can stay active with Mariposa’s Dimensions Health and Wellness program, which incorporates a variety of activities to promote health across every major aspect of life including: physical, intellectual, medical, emotional, social, and spiritual. All of these features are catered to the specific wants and needs of residents and are thoughtfully implemented to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone.
“We listen to what they want and give them their best life,” said Judy.
Activities that residents can enjoy range from coffee and current events, to muffins and Mimosa’s pool side, as well as live entertainment and speakers. Physical activities such as silver sneakers, and water aerobics are included too. There is no shortage of fun things to do at this lovely community. No matter what your interests are, you can find something exciting and fun to do at Mariposa, where the recurring motif, is new beginnings.
“We are now Mariposa, and the reason we chose that name is because it means butterfly and it’s a new beginning for us,” said Judy.
Perhaps one of the greatest programs at Mariposa is the Resident Ambassador Program; residents who have lived at the community for a while volunteer to meet and acclimate new residents. The program has received an enormous amount of positive feedback. “It’s kind of like a buddy program, we’ve received a lot of positive feedback,” says Judy.
Mariposa is a community that is setting a new standard for senior living. The amount of time, compassion, and empathy, that the staff puts into assuring a paradisal atmosphere at this uniquely comforting community, makes Mariposa a place worthy of calling it home.
Mariposa is located at 9130 Hypoluxo Rd. Lake Worth, FL 33467. For more information you can schedule a tour online at https://www.discovermariposa.com or contact them at: 561.725.7818.