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Parkview West to open July 2008

Parkview West, a Senior Living Community, projects an opening date of July 2008 at 10914 Kingston Pike.

The 84-unit community will include a movie theater, one acre of enclosed gardens, a fully equipped workout room, and a formal dining room. The Center also will offer residents four apartment floor plans from which to choose and scheduled transportation for shopping and professional services.

The community is designed to meet seniors’ needs for safety, security, and socialization. Pat Sydes, vice president of Senior Living at Parkview Senior Apartments in Fountain City, said that Parkview West will provide peace of mind while also fostering relationships between residents.

Sydes does not believe that Kingston Pike’s traffic and busyness will be cause for concern for the safety or privacy of residents of Parkview West.

Residents will no longer have to be afraid to live alone or worry about traveling. Parkview West will offer a balance of independence and community activities through their independent living program.

Independent living differs from assisted living or a nursing home. In independent living, seniors continue to care for themselves while living in a community that provides for their needs and encourages socialization. Independent living is not for incapacitated individuals; it is for those seniors who are tired of household tasks and chores, those who hate feeling isolated or those who are merely planning for their futures as senior adults.

Independent living offers a release from yard work, housekeeping and cooking while providing activities, entertainment and social situations to fill the time gained after retirement.

Parkview West will meet all of the residents’ needs in one place for convenience and security. “It’s like living in a big upscale apartment building. We just have all the services,” Sydes said. The independent living community provides meals, housekeeping, social and recreational activities, utilities, and a 24-hour emergency response system.

“So many seniors don’t want to live alone anymore for one reason or another, so it’s all about security and peace of mind for them,” Sydes added.

Parkview West will provide two meals per day: continental breakfast and dinner. “You know, seniors get sick because they don’t eat properly. And when they get here, they eat properly and they make friends, and socialization is awfully important at that age,” said Sydes.

The 26-seat movie theater, which will have actual theater-style seating, will answer the need for entertainment and socialization, as will activities planned by the full-time activities director.

“It’s very upscale senior living,” said Sydes, “There won’t be anything else like it around here. It’s a really great environment for people of that age.”


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