An Eden Alternative® Certified Community

About Rowan Community

Rowan Community is a skilled nursing and behavioral health community that focuses on supportive personal relationships, person-directed care, and nontraditional approaches in meeting everyday needs. Whether short-term rehabilitation or an extended period of time, we aim to exceed expectations by providing individualized care and personalized service.

Rowan Community serves a diverse population with a wide age range. We strive to deliver compassionate care to those in need, including individuals living with progressive neurological disorders or behavioral health challenges. Our goal is to foster an environment that is focused on care, healing, and wellness. Special innovations, like our porch lights and mailboxes adorning the outside of each room, provide a personal and home-like feel.

Rowan Community also proudly offers programming geared toward serving and honoring United States veterans.

The Eden Alternative® Philosophy

The Eden Alternative® approach to caregiving is about more than medical care. It is about improving the well-being of individuals and their care partners. At Rowan Community, we share the Eden Alternative® values of innovation, integrity, community, empowerment, and passion.

The Ten Principles of the Eden Alternative®

  • Principle One: Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom are painful and destructive to our health and well-being.
  • Principle Two: A caring, inclusive, and vibrant community enables all of us, regardless of age or ability, to experience well-being.
  • Principle Three: We thrive when we have easy access to the companionship we desire. This is the antidote to loneliness.
  • Principle Four: We thrive when we have purpose and the opportunity to give, as well as receive. This is the antidote to helplessness.
  • Principle Five: We thrive when we have variety, spontaneity, and unexpected happenings in our lives. This is the antidote to boredom.
  • Principle Six: Meaningless activity corrodes the human spirit. Meaning is unique to each of us and is essential to health and well-being.
  • Principle Seven: We are more than our medical diagnoses. Medical treatment should support and empower us to experience a life worth living.
  • Principle Eight: Decision-making must involve those most impacted by the decision. Empowerment activates choice, autonomy, and influence.
  • Principle Nine: Building a collaborative and resilient culture is a never-ending process. We need to keep learning, developing, and adapting.
  • Principle Ten: Wise leadership is the key to meaningful and lasting change. For it, there can be no substitute.

The City of Denver

Denver is a city that offers activities and attractions for people with any number of interests.

If you are an outdoor lover, Denver is the place for you! The many parks and trails within city limits, like City Park, will keep you busy. Inside this unique park, visitors can find typical park amenities like tennis courts, horseshoes, baseball, football and soccer fields, picnic areas, and playgrounds. City Park also holds the Denver Zoo, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and an IMAX theater.

Beyond the great outdoors, Denver has a vibrant arts and culture community. You can even hone your own skills at Painting Soiree at Landt Creative Space. Take guided classes and paint your next masterpiece!

Questions or Ready to Learn More?

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