Kansas City, Mo. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014
New senior care options will soon be unveiled in the Northland, and for many older adults and their loved ones, that’s a reason to celebrate. Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star will showcase the brand-new community during two special events: an invitation-only ribbon cutting from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2, and a public open house from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. The community, which includes 43 assisted living and 44 memory support residences, is located at 6460 N. Cosby Ave. in Kansas City, Mo., adjacent to the Wexford Place independent living community.
Second District Councilman Ed Ford of Kansas City, Mo., will join representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association – Heart of America chapter and Senior Star in giving remarks at 3:30 p.m. on April 2, immediately followed by the official ribbon cutting.
“We’ve been a part of the Kansas City area for the past 20 years, with Senior Star at Wexford Place and Senior Star at Villa Ventura,” said Senior Star’s Chief Operating Officer Anja Rogers. “This new community, and the addition of much-needed assisted living and memory support for the area, represents our commitment to providing the best care and living options for Kansas City seniors.”
As one in nine adults age 65 and older is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, this community fills a growing need in the Kansas City area. Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support features Senior Star’s signature memory support programming, including a Virtual Dementia Tour®, Snoezelen Therapy® and a stimulating outdoor garden area that includes a clothes line, mailboxes and a stationary vintage car for residents to conduct typical lifestyle routines. The Memory Support neighborhoods are decorated with nostalgic Kansas City-focused artwork, part of a specific approach to memory support that helps residents feel comfortable and live with purposeful moments.
Guests can experience the new community’s services, programming and amenities firsthand at the upcoming festivities, which will include community tours, live musical entertainment and hors d’oeuvres.
“The difference this community makes in the lives of our residents and their families is already evident,” said Charlene Jaeger, administrator at Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star. “We put their needs first, and through that caring philosophy are able to help residents live a purposeful, engaged and happy lifestyle.”
Senior Star expects to add more than 100 new associates in Kansas City as a result of the addition of the Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support community, which welcomed its first residents in January 2014.
For more information about Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support, call (816) 832-2540, visit us online at http://www.seniorstar.com or like us on Facebook.
About Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star
Wexford Place Assisted Living & Memory Support by Senior Star is part of Senior Star, a family-owned company founded in 1976 that has become a nationally recognized industry leader for providing quality and innovative services to America’s seniors. The portfolio includes 13 retirement communities in six states offering independent living, assisted living, memory support and nursing care. Owners Robert and William Thomas have long been involved on a national level with the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Seniors Housing Association. Robert Thomas currently sits on the Advisory Board for the University of Stanford Center on Longevity.