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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village Grows to Meet Demand

By Kay Rios Lisa Melby, Holly Turner, Cynthia Benfield, Kristine Koschke

The recent grand opening of the Wellness Center and Town Center at Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village gave the community a look into new offerings and possibilities in living for the 55 plus crowd. The redesign now provides more places to gather, learn, create and play with expanded workout areas, and additional meeting areas for small or larger gatherings. The newly renovated areas add to the options for which the Village is well known.

ON THE JOB

The Good Samaritan Society Loveland Village offers a range of living choices for its residents. Holly Turner, director of senior living/marketing, says that range includes independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab and memory care. “We have 80 duplexes, 103 apartments, and 51 assisted living units.” In addition, the Village currently provides skilled nursing and therapy services for 104 residents and is Medicare/ Medicaid certified. For the assisted living apartments,

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protective oversight is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Independent living areas are configured in several choices: one bedroom, a deluxe one bedroom, or a twobedroom apartment, all of which feature careful planning for maximum space and comfort. The Village campus includes a number of garden level twin homes with spacious two bedrooms and two baths, a garage, utility/storage areas and sunrooms. All in all, around 400 residents are accommodated in all levels of care. Creating that care, approximately 225 staff members keep things running smoothly. The complex is, indeed, a village, because of its additional offerings which include a hair salon, swimming pool and spa, fitness room, country store, ice-cream parlor, woodworking shop, library, greenhouse, media room, and pool room. The outdoor areas offer a wellness trail, pavilion for barbeques or parties, as well as a fish-stocked lake and dock for fishing, all of which create a true, welcoming community feel.

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

The newly redesigned and creative approach appeals to the growing population and the increase in activity that more seniors enjoy, Turner says. “The whole first floor was gutted. We removed ten apartments and recreated the space. We increased the workout room and now have a large space for classes. Currently, we have classes for balance, strength training, Tai Chi, seated movement and meditation. Our goal is to expand what we have to offer and eventually open that up to the community.” Additionally, the renovation expanded the library and reworked the pool, she says. “The pool has an ultra violet filtration system so it uses very little chlorine. We also put in a juice bar and a vending machine with only healthy snacks.” The underlying effort is to continue providing the high quality of housing and supportive services to seniors of all faiths and beliefs as it has done for over 40 years. It all began with a simple idea. Eliese

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