Archive for Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Vintage Park showcases digs with open house

Vintage Park employees along with the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and the Leavenworth County Development Corporation were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new assisted living facility.

Vintage Park employees along with the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and the Leavenworth County Development Corporation were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new assisted living facility.

May 27, 2009

Although the doors had already been open for a couple of weeks, the owners of the new Vintage Park Assisted Living Center invited everyone to an open house Thursday to see what they have been working on since breaking ground in June of 2008.

Blake Waters, president of the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce, was there to help with the ribbon-cutting of the new facility.

“I’m ready to move in,” Waters joked. “You got excellent care in an excellent facility with all of the amenities.”

Guests at the open house were invited to tour the facility and help themselves to a wide variety of foods and desserts while being treated to the music of harpist Tabitha Steiner.

Coming out to the open house were members of the chamber, city staff, area residents and the directors of other Vintage Park facilities across the state, as well as representatives from Skilled Healthcare, which contracts with the Vintage Park facilities.

Denise German, vice president of operations, said the community would be very proud of the new facility.

As of Thursday, 15 of the 41 units in the facility have already been sold.

German hopes to fill the rest of the units within seven months.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony, German said she was thankful for the support of the community and the support form the Tonganoxie Historical Society — “They are our neighbors that tolerated our dust and our dirt,” German said. She also thanked Barsto Construction for completing the facility in a timely fashion.

Rosanna Smith, regional director for sales and marketing for Skilled Healthcare, said the new facility would bring 23 to 25 new jobs in Tonganoxie.

Smith said the monthly rent at the facility includes three meals a day with housekeeping, laundry, assisted dressing and bathing if needed, medication administration and a 24-hour nursing staff.

Other amenities include a fitness center, beauty shop, a therapeutic spa and a cinema room, as well as easy access to those rooms.

“We are so excited to have a joint venture with Tonganoxie,” German said. “The community has been so open-armed and very supportive and we a very proud to be a part of Tonganoxie.”

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