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Enriched Assisted Living

The Phyllis Siperstein Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence offers a carefree and fulfilling lifestyle for seniors of all denominations. With premier offerings that foster individual choice and skilled help where it’s needed, you’ll find the right balance between independence and care.

Senior Living at Its Finest

The Tamarisk Assisted Living Residence welcomes you with the warmth and charm of a gracious home. Covered porches, gardens and walking paths create a beautiful and peaceful setting for its New England–style housing. With 73 apartments, Tamarisk offers the closeness of a small community, along with exceptional support services and amenities.

To learn more about Tamarisk or to schedule an appointment to see our residences, contact Susan Adler at (401) 732-0037 ext. 104 or susana@tamariskri.org.

Our Residences

The residences at Tamarisk offer both style and comfort. They are bright and spacious, with ample room for treasured furniture and belongings.

Every apartment features a living area, large bathroom(s) with walk-in showers and built-in seats, generous closets, wall-to-wall carpeting, and a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator. Each apartment is also equipped with an assistance call system, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, cable TV and Wi-Fi. Living choices include:

  • Studio apartment with one bath
  • One-bedroom apartment with one bath
  • Two-bedroom apartment with one bath
  • Two-bedroom apartment with two baths
  • Studio and companion apartments for those in our Renaissance Memory Support program

Tamarisk also features wonderful indoor and outdoor social areas. A concierge welcomes residents and guests in our large, open lobby. Our community room hosts cultural programs and religious services. Residents can spend quiet time in the fireplaced parlor and library, or share a snack and coffee or tea with friends in our Bistro. A south-facing sunroom opens to a courtyard surrounded by flowerbeds, walking paths and a majestic trellised pavilion.

“When we walk into Tamarisk we feel as though we are walking into my father’s home and not a facility. It’s such a comfort to know he is safe, has made wonderful friends with fellow residents and staff, and is eating delicious meals. Please convey to your staff our sincere appreciation for everything they do every day.”

Life-Enriching Programs and Services

Tamarisk’s services, programs and amenities are designed to provide a rich living experience. They support what we call the “Tamarisk lifestyle,” which features a wide variety of choices and the freedom to choose what’s best for each individual.

Our Gold Key services include:

  • Concierge services
  • Spa and massage
  • Fitness center
  • Individual wellness plan
  • Tavern and bistro
  • 5-hole putting green
  • Computer lab
  • Hair salon
  • Five-star kosher dining
  • Private dining room for family and guests
  • Al fresco dining (seasonal)
  • Free WiFi
  • Home theater with surround sound
  • Resident and guest parking
  • Memory support (see below)

We also offer a wide range of enrichment programs and activities, including:

Fitness. Our fitness program offers a range of activities designed to develop strength, flexibility and balance.

Lifelong learning. We offer a variety of options for intellectual and skill development, including classes, guest speakers, news groups, lunch & learn sessions, book groups, a Yiddish club, a community vegetable garden and much more.

Creative expression. Opportunities for self-expression and entertainment include painting and ceramics classes, a knitting circle, movies and in-house music performances, as well as concert, theater and museum outings.

Spiritual life. While Tamarisk is nonsectarian, we are guided by Jewish tradition and provide many opportunities for our residents to enjoy a rich spiritual life. We offer Shabbat and holiday services, weekly Bible study, and discussions led by local clergy.

Renaissance Memory Support

A Place to Remember

JCS is committed to providing the highest quality of specialized care to residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory impairment. To best serve these residents’ needs, we have developed the Renaissance Memory Support program, located on the ground floor of Tamarisk in a dedicated, thoughtfully designed wing. 

Renaissance Memory Support is recognized nationally as setting the standard for excellence in Alzheimer’s care. All staff members are trained and certified in dementia and Alzheimer’s care by the National Alzheimer’s Association.

The Renaissance Memory Support program offers 19 studio and companion apartments to allow loved ones to remain nearby. Carefully chosen color schemes, lighting and furniture complete the homelike style of these residences.

Our Approach to Memory Support

Our holistic approach to care includes an enriched nutrition and dining program and a personalized plan of care developed with information provided by families. We embrace a philosophy that recognizes the importance of preserving dignity, celebrating individuality, encouraging participation, and evoking laughter, trust and love.

A supportive, failure-free, sensory-enhancing environment sets the stage for residents to thrive. State-of-the-art programming is designed for resident involvement, including therapeutic activities that incorporate life skills and experiences, such as exercise, outings, music and drama therapy, baking and household activities and reminiscence programs.