The Elms Blog

Westerly Land Trust Part of Scenic Rides at The Elms

Oct 17, 2018

A Beautiful Change of Pace

Most people think of beaches when they think of Westerly. However, thanks to The Westerly Land Trust (WLT), many beautiful farms, as well as other culturally significant properties, have been preserved for the benefit of the community.

Our upcoming scenic ride on October 22nd will include properties that are part of WLT, providing an opportunity for our residents to enjoy the pastoral side of Westerly.

Founded in 1987, this private non-profit corporation actually acquired its first property in 1997. The complex transaction of 50 acres became the Avondale Farm Preserve.

The credibility of the organization was given the boost it needed to attract financial and volunteer support among individuals, the state of RI, and local foundations.

There are now 24 conservation properties and six urban properties owned and managed by the trust. Their holdings provide our community with more than just scenic beauty. The mission of the Westerly Land Trust has expanded over the years to include the revitalization of the more urban areas, which ultimately provides more resources to protect and preserve the environment as well as expanding recreational options for all local residents.

A Fun-Filled Fall

Weekly scenic rides are just part of the many daily activities that are specifically designed to promote active, healthy, and positive lifestyles.

Because being active in nature has been proven to improve mental, physical and social health, we place a priority on safe and easy access to the outdoors. Our lovely wrap-around porch, multiple patios, and professionally landscaped grounds are there for residents to enjoy, with our caring staff available to lend a helping hand when needed. And for our memory care residents we provide secure patios with supportive and friendly staff supervision.

We maintain a full calendar of activities and events, both on and off campus, as well as personalized plans to help all residents socialize in a fun and relaxing environment, regardless of mobility or memory limitations.

Autumn and Halloween themed movies, crafts, and games will be held throughout the fall. In addition, on-site musical and theatrical performances are geared toward evoking happy memories.

Getting Around Town

Transportation is another key service that helps Elms campus residents live convenient and purposeful lives.

We regularly transport to scheduled appointments individually, and take our bus on fun outings, shopping trips, and errands around town. It’s one of the reasons so many seniors choose to live worry-free at our community, and why most residents leave their car parked in our lot!

Please feel free to contact us at (401) 596-4630 or by email to arrange a tour to see first-hand all The Elms has to offer for seniors.

Providing Safe, Comfortable, and Empowered Lifestyles

Enjoy the charm of victorian architecture, spacious and relaxing community rooms and outdoor spaces, a vibrant and historic downtown and local community, and award-winning care that is always close at hand.