15th Annual Elder Care Tour

Welcome to the 15th 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. 8, 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.

Plus, tour visitors this year can enter to win one of three Gaylord Opryland Vacation Packages.

Info: www.LexingtonFamily.com or 223-1765.


1. Ashland Terrace Retirement Home
475 S. Ashland Ave. / 266-2581
Behind 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. Aging With Grace, Aging In Place: The Health Club for Seniors
2100 Liberty Road / 539-2147
Located on Liberty Road, near the SE corner of New Circle Road and Liberty, next door to the Auto Zone store.
Aging With Grace is a family owned senior adult day healthcare center licensed by the state of Kentucky. The goal is to keep members at home and in their communities as long as possible by providing medical services and assistance with the activities of daily living in a spa and country club like setting during the day. Nutritious and delicious meals, group exercises, guest speakers and club meetings are offered. Note – Open house is Sunday, 2-4 p.m.

3. Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods
5220 Grey Oak Lane
Nicholasville / 885-3000
Located off US 27, inside of Brannon Crossing just four miles from Fayette Mall.
Bridgepointe at Ashgrove Woods is a Christian Care Community offering a rich and fulfilling lifestyle combined with personalized care and support delivered by a team of experienced professionals… all within a secure, elegantly appointed community. Services available at Bridgepointe include Assisted Senior Care with 24/7 nurses available; Secure Memory Care featuring individual studio apartments; and Best Friends Adult Day Center dedicated to engagement for seniors with memory challenges.

4. Brookdale Richmond Place
3051 Rio Dosa Dr. / 269-6308
At Man O’ War Blvd. & Rio Dosa Drive.
Offers a full continuum of care. The newly renovated Independent Living building features spacious apartment homes, a six-acre park, chef-prepared meals and numerous amenities including transportation, housekeeping and lifestyle activities. Personal Care apartment homes offer assistance with the activities of daily living.
The Alzheimer’s specific community and state-of-the-art Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing communities are available. In-house Home Health and Rehabilitation Agency allows residents to rehabilitate in their apartment home.

5. Christian Towers 
1511 Versailles Road / 253-3625
Located on Versailles Road between Woodford Drive and Delmont Drive.
Christian Towers is Section 202/8 subsidized, independent living community for those age 62 and older, and/or adults with a physical mobility impairment. The five-story mid-rise apartment building located on three park-like acres of land is conveniently nestled just 2 miles from downtown Lexington. Activities offered include arts and crafts, potlucks, blood pressure checks and more. Recent recipient of a “Community of Quality” award by the National Affordable Housing Management Association. “Come and discover why we’re Lexington’s best kept secret!”

6. Hometown Manor of Lexington
2141 Executive Drive / 317-8439
Located off Winchester Road, near I-75, across from Sir Barton Way.
Hometown Manor is a small, 15 private room Assisted Living Community, featuring all-inclusive affordable rates in a home-like setting with family-style dining and home-cooked meals. Because of the small size, loving caregivers can provide plenty of individualized attention. Residents can relax, socialize and enjoy activities together. The staff works hard to ensure that residents “feel at home at Hometown Manor.”

7. The Lafayette Retirement Community & Lexington Country Place
690 Mason Headley Rd. / 278-9080
From South Broadway, turn onto Mason Headley. The Lafayette is on the left.
The Lafayette and Lex. Country Place offer the entire continuum of care. Seniors enjoy hospitable, gracious independent living at The Lafayette. Staff provides 24-hour security, all-day dining, free transportation, vibrant and engaging activities as part of Lifestyle 360, and housekeeping in an elegant environment. Seniors with greater healthcare needs enjoy attentive personal care at Lex. Country Place. When skilled nursing is needed, exceptional nursing and rehab care is available at Lexington Country Place as well.

8. Mayfair Village
3310 Tates Creek Road / 266-2129
Located across from Lansdowne Shops.
Mayfair Village offers retirement living in a warm and friendly, boutique style community with a personal touch, and superior services and amenities. Mayfair Village is nestled within the heart of Lexington 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. A dedicated and caring staff meets the changing needs of residents.

9. Milward Funeral Directors
Downtown – 159 North Broadway
Southland – 391 Southland Drive
Man O’ War – 1509 Trent Blvd.
252-3411 / www.milwardfuneral.com
For 190 years, Milward Funeral Directors has been helping Central Kentucky families and friends honor, celebrate and memorialize each unique life with respect and dignity. The professional staff is focused on providing families with compassionate, personalized services and affordable prices. Three distinctly different locations, including its recently built Celebration Center of Lexington on Trent Boulevard, offer comfortable accommodations for visitors, celebration of life ceremonies and receptions.

10. Patient Aids: Home Care Equipment & Services
3158 Mapleleaf Drive / 388-9002
Located off Man O’War Boulevard between Hamburg and Richmond Road.
Patient Aids supplies the highest quality home medical equipment and supplies to patients in Central Kentucky. Exceptional, experienced staff helps customers select the right products from extensive inventory. Experienced, trained and credentialed clinical staff educate customers on how to operate and care for the equipment. Inventory includes a wide variety of oxygen systems, respiratory therapy supplies, PAP services, seating and mobility options, hospital beds, orthopedic supplies, incontinence & urological Items, power chairs, lift chairs and walking aids.

11. Tanbark: An Elmcroft Senior Living Community
1121 Tanbark Road / 273-7377
Located on the corner of Tates Creek Road and Man O’ War Boulevard.
Tanbark provides exceptional care with luxurious surroundings. Senior living is personalized to meet your unique needs and is provided by experienced medical professionals. Tanbark has 62 personal care apartments combined of both 1 bedroom and studio style apartments.

12. 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). Wesley Village is one mile from the Y on the right. Tours begin in the Wilmore Senior Community Center building.
Wesley Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community, is a 32-acre campus with 77 patio homes and 27 apartments for independent living, 40 apartments for licensed personal care and nursing home care and 10 private rooms in Kentucky’s First Small Home for Memory Care. The new Encore Centre features an indoor warm salt water pool, theatre, beauty salon and café. The Community Center offers fine dining and a variety of programs and classes for residents and area seniors. Please note: Wesley Village will be open from 2-4 p.m. for the Elder Care Tour.

13. The Willows at Hamburg
2531 Old Rosebud Road / 543-0337
Turn north off Man O’ War Blvd. onto Sir Barton Way. Turn left onto Old Rosebud Road.
Conveniently located in Hamburg, Lexington’s newest Senior Health Care Campus offers assisted living suites, a health center and the Legacy Memory Center. Short-term rehab and long-term care are available as well as physical/occupational/speech therapy. Also available are restaurant style dining, an ice cream parlor and a putting green. The Senior Executive Club is a program for any senior in the community to come in once a month for a free brunch, games, speakers and more.