Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2007

Twin Oaks undergoes remodeling

Retirement community’s indpendent living quarters get total upgrade

May 17, 2007

The Twin Oaks Retirement Community received a total upgrade last month and residents are feeling even more at home.

Debbie Eyerly, executive director of independent and assisted living, said upgrades are conducted every 10 years. The assisted side opened in 1999, but the independent living apartment received everything from tile in the bathrooms to new curtains on the windows.

What residents are most excited about though, she said, is the new recreation area. The recreation area has a big screen television, electric dartboard and a shuffleboard replaced a pool table.

The recreation area, new furniture, fireplaces and color scheme, hunter green and rusty orange, appeal to more of the residents than moving out of their old apartment into a remodeled one, Eyerly said.

Lori Redford, director of independent living, said there are 60 apartments, and only seven residents moved to the remodeled rooms.

"That's home for them and that's what they like," she said.

With the remodeling came a new package deal that may attract more residents to fill their 17 vacancies, Eyerly said.

The package includes ancillary services individuals can choose from such as a la carte meals prepared by a corporate chef, light housekeeping and an emergency response system.

Another addition is Home Health, an on-site service that provides residents with minor care such as physical therapy and bathing.

Redford said family members like that there's a nurse available every so often and has helped with their referrals.

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