Welcome to the 11th annual Elder Care Tour, an award-winning, one-of-a-kind event in Central Kentucky sponsored by Lexington Family Magazine.
Aging can present special challenges to the whole family, especially when a loved one is no longer able to live alone.
The Tour is designed to help families address these issues before a crisis hits. This is your chance to be prepared.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, from 1:30-5 p.m., participating retirement communities in Central Kentucky will host free open houses.
The open houses are designed to let older adults, their adult children and other caregivers educate themselves about elder care housing options in a relaxed, unpressured atmosphere.
Pick the place or places you want to visit during the tour, and you’ll learn about the many options available in Central Kentucky.
Open Houses for 11th Annual Elder Care Tour
1. Ashland Terrace Retirement Home
475 S. Ashland Ave. / 266-2581
In the Chevy Chase Neighborhood behind the Chevy Chase Shopping Center.
Ashland Terrace is a small, independent living retirement community for older women. Meals, transportation, housekeeping, linens and activities/outings are provided in a loving environment. The home features a public cutting garden. Rents are privately subsidized and below market rate for the services provided.
2. Council Oaks Assisted Living Home of Nicholasville
111 Coconut Grove Dr.
From Lexington, take Nicholasville Road toward Nicholasville. Turn left onto Main Street (US 27). Turn left onto Orchard Drive and right onto Coconut Grove Drive.
Council Oaks is a community with 19 private rooms in a home-like setting that encourages independence while providing support services. Staff to resident ratio is much higher than most assisted living communities. Council Oaks works closely with Home Health agencies to provide residents with care and therapy. The community provides all meals, snacks, laundry and housekeeping needs, along with medication reminders.
3. Hartland Hills Retirement Community
1005 Tanbark Rd. / 273-1212
Traveling east on Man O War, turn right on Tates Creek Road. Turn left on Hartland Parkway and then an immediate right on Tanbark Road. Hartland Hills is on the right.
Hartland Hills offers independent living in spacious apartments. Amenities include a full activities calendar, transportation to appointments and errands, and all utilities and basic cable paid. Rent is monthly with no buy-in fees or long-term contracts, and includes three chef-prepared meals a day.
4. Liberty Ridge Senior Living Community
701 Liberty Ridge Lane
Located off Liberty Road between New Circle Road and Man O’ War Boulevard.
Liberty Ridge is a non-profit, faith-based community that accepts persons of all faiths. The campus includes independent garden homes, assisted living apartments and a small memory care wing. Situated on 30+ acres, the rural setting includes a duck pond and walking trails, while within easy access of shopping, banking, restaurants and medical services.
5. Mayfair Village
3310 Tates Creek Rd. / 266-2129
Mayfair Village is a warm and friendly boutique style community, nestled in the vibrant Lansdowne community. Composed of independent living and licensed personal care apartment homes, it offers a safe and secure, burden-free lifestyle. Residents enjoy top-notch dining services, a brimming social calendar of events, daily transportation services and housekeeping. Dedicated and caring staff successfully meets the changing needs of residents.
6. Richmond Place
3051 Rio Dosa Dri. / 269-6308
At Man O’ War Blvd. & Rio Dosa Drive.
Richmond Place offers independent living, licensed personal care, an Alzheimer’s community, an in-house rehabilitation agency and a skilled nursing community. The grounds include a six-acre park with putting green, gardens, swimming pool and walking trails
7. Sayre Christian Village
580 Greenfield Drive
Located in Belleau Wood, adjacent to Tates Creek and Man o’ War Boulevard. From Man o’ War, turn onto Belleau Wood, then left onto Greenfield Drive.
Sayre Christian Village provides a compassionate continuum of care with Friendship Towers, a certified assisted living facility, offering both independent and assisted living. Moberly Manor Nursing Home offers skilled care nursing, and Baunta Apartments and Forest View Apartments offer subsidized, independent living.
8. Wesley Village Senior Living Community
1125 Lexington Road, Wilmore
(859) 858-3865 ext. 227
Traveling south on Harrodsburg Road, bear left at the Y in the road at the flashing yellow light and gas station onto Lexington Road (Rte. 29 South). Follow signs to Wilmore and Asbury University/Seminary. Wesley Village is one mile from the Y on the right. Tours begin in the Wilmore Senior Community Center building.
Wesley Village is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). On the 32-acre campus, there are 77 patio homes with garages for independent living, 40 apartments in Hahn and Hager Manor for licensed personal and nursing home care, plus Kentucky’s first Small Home for Memory Care. The 10,000 square-foot Community Center offers fine dining and a variety of programs and classes for residents and area seniors. Please note: Wesley Village will be open 2-4 p.m. for the Elder Care Tour.