Toms River, NJ –– A new year, a new voyage, and the oh-so wonderful Caribbean Islands! That’s what’s in store as Arbors Care Center temporarily hoists its anchor, and transforms itself into the pride of all vacation cruise ships, the Royal Arbor, “The Nation’s One and Only Floating Palace.” For the community of residents, caregivers, and staff, this special weeklong celebration is the most anticipated event of the year.

Well-known for providing individually tailored skilled nursing and therapy services for area seniors, Arbors will push its hospitality skills from the delicious, to the exotic, to the wildly entertaining. Without ever leaving the dockside, each day of this vacation cruise ship-styled festivity will bring a new Caribbean island destination and an activity-packed itinerary, which residents can fully immerse themselves in. Beginning with Aruba on Monday, the five-day extravaganza will continue on to The Bahamas Tuesday, followed by Barbados, Jamaica, and winding up on the island of St. Martin. Sunny skis and temperatures in the low 80’s should be the norm.


To help ramp up the celebration, and really get into the spirit of things, each day residents will dress up to match that day’s unique theme. Mardi Gras Day, Fiesta Day, Casino Day and Western Day will feature entertaining live music by local bands, dancing, singing, an education of island culture, and of course the sumptuous meals.

The vacationers, aka Arbors residents, will be engaged by the most rigorous agenda on the seven seas. From sittercise on the Lido Deck, to rise & shine poolside, men’s and women’s poker clubs in the ship’s casino, sensory lane on Deck 3, and more, there will be a full schedule of physical, intellectual, and social activity. Keeping everyone busy in mind, body and spirit is crucial to promoting health and well-being. Delivering the highest level of care and promoting active lifestyles has made Arbors Care Center one of the most highly regarded and recognized nursing homes in the area.

All hands will be on deck to ensure “Cruise Week 2011” is one of the most memorable experiences ever for Arbors’ residents.

John Amory, Administrator, will take on the added responsibility of ship’s captain, in overall charge of the ship, hospitality operations and guest services. By shared coincidence, Amory descends from a long line of ship captains. Noticing the irony, Amory said whimsically, “There has been a ship’s captain in almost every generation of my family. My brother is a captain and builds his own boats. I have an uncle who was in the Merchant Marines. Going way back, an ancestor of mine, Captain John Amory of Boston, was a government-sanctioned privateer. I guess it’s in my veins.” No doubt, with Amory at the helm, a dedicated staff on deck, and non-stop waves of fun and entertainment on the menu, “Cruise Week 2011” at Arbors Care Center will be a week to remember.

An integral part of H. Hovnanian Industry’s 55-acre continuum of care campus, Arbors Care Center serves 120 residents for both long and short term stays. The campus also includes Silverwoods, an independent living community, and The Haven at Silverwoods, an assisted living residence for individuals who need help on a more limited basis. For those individuals requiring rehabilitative services, Arbors Care Center offers postoperative and orthopedic care, all under the direction of a licensed physician. Professional nurses supervise health care around the clock, and a physician is always on call. Arbors Care Center offers three levels of care: traditional long-term care, post-hospital rehabilitation (short-term care) and respite care services.