The Villa Community Blog

A Message of Thanksgiving

Colleen Frankenfield, President & CEO of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey, delivers a Message of Thanksgiving to the residents and families at The Villa at Florham Park. Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is the parent organization for The Villa. Click on image to view the video message. …Read More »

10 Brain-Boosting Power Foods

Improving what we put into our bodies helps to improve our strength and physical well-being, but did you know that eating the right foods can also boost mental health? Scientists continue to uncover strong links between what we eat and how our brains function. And the good news? We don’t need to wait until a new year to start new habits of health. Here are 10 brain boosting foods to add to your diet: 1. Avocados Packed with vitamin K and folate, avocado helps prevent blood clots in the brain, which ultimately protects against stroke. Additionally, scientists believe avocados improve concentration …Read More »

September is National Healthy Aging Month

September is National Healthy Aging® Month and there is no better time to take charge of your overall mental, physical and emotional well-being. Throughout each of our senior care communities, we encourage residents to make the most of each day by participating in activities they enjoy and socializing as often as possible. We believe that the key to living a full life is by taking care of yourself in all capacities while spreading joy to others. Aging is a natural part of life and though it may not always be easy, there are many ways we can age gracefully and …Read More »

Did You Know? The Villa Offers Short-Term Stays to Help Give Caregivers a Break

Caregiving is a full-time job. It’s okay to take some time for yourself … The Villa at Florham Park can help. At The Villa, our expert staff, senior-centric technology, and home-like surroundings can put your mind at ease while you take a well-deserved self-care siesta. Respite guests can reside at The Villa for a minimum of 7 days to a maximum of 60 days, so you can book your vacation, renovate your home, or simply relax with the peace of mind that we are caring for your loved one. Respite Stay Special – Stay for One Week, Pay for Five Days* …Read More »

Villa Network Features Dietitian’s Tour of Kitchen, Dining Room

The Villa Network is our residents’ in-house television channel, featuring programming from the staff designed exclusively for the residents.  Dietitian Davette Ong, a wonderful and devoted Villa staff member, recently took over the channel for a virtual tour of the kitchen and dining room. The purpose for the Dietitian’s Talk was to exhort our residents to eat their healthy, wholesome meals provided by the Dietary Department, to fortify their immune system to fight off infection. We know the Coronavirus Pandemic took its greatest toll on the geriatric population. The Dietitian observed first hand during this pandemic that those who were …Read More »

Villa at Florham Park Virtual Tours

The Villa Now Offers Virtual Tours

The Villa at Florham Park now offers virtual tours for prospective residents and their families. Our sales and marketing team will take you through The Villa from the comfort of your own home, with your smartphone, tablet, or computer serving as a window through which to see our unique senior living community. The team will guide you through our assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, or nursing areas, plus all of the spaces that make The Villa a one-of-a-kind place to call home. You can ask questions and learn all you need to know through this “live” look at The Villa! …Read More »

**Updated Important COVID-19 Information for Residents, Families, and Visitors

Daily updates now available by calling 1-800-394-2144. Reminder: you can easily reach The Villa staff at with any questions or concerns. April 6, 2020 UPDATE All healthcare and companion staff at LSMNJ properties and/or serving LSMNJ participants are required to wear medical masks. The COVID-19 outbreak has touched nearly every county in New Jersey. With numbers growing each day, it is important to frequently revisit and update our protocols to ensure the health, wellness, and safety of our residents. We continue to closely monitor our residents and staff, and have taken a number of steps to mitigate the risk …Read More »

Ways to Prevent and Care for Arthritis

Don’t Let Arthritis Stop You from Living an Active Lifestyle Arthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contends 23 percent of all adults suffer from arthritis. Prevalent symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, stiffness, and inflammation. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are more than 100 types of arthritis. Many forms of arthritis can be prevented or delayed by following a healthy lifestyle. The following are preventative measures you can take against arthritis along with self-management tips if you do suffer from joint pain. Arthritis doesn’t stand a …Read More »

Coffee Around The World Day

As part of La Via wellness, Villa residents gathered in the community’s spectacular sunroom to enjoy an assortment of flavored coffees and biscotti to celebrate Coffee Around The World Day. …Read More »

Gallery: New Year’s Eve at The Villa

La Via, The Villa’s wellness program, focuses on 6 key dimensions of wellness, including socialization. This program is a prime example of how spending fun times with friends and neighbors can add to a person’s overall well-being. Villa residents rang in 2020 in style with fun food and drinks and live music in Villa Hall! Check out the gallery below for a few scenes from the fun evening: …Read More »