“The Village East opened the first of the month,” said Sheryl Mulvehill, director of marketing for The Village at Cook Springs. “We have one resident already and more are looking at moving to the Village East.”
Mulvehill said the Village East is the former Sunrise on the Circle facility, located on Kings Circle. The Village at Cook Springs and Village East are owned by Noland Health Services, which celebrated 100 years in business this year.
Sunrise on the Circle opened in 2010, but was closed by the Alabama Department of Public Health earlier this year.
“The facility is licensed for 28 assisted living beds,” Mulvehill said. “In January, we hope to have our specialty care assisted living license, which means we could safely house residents with memory issues.”
Mulvehill said the goal is to offer continued assisted living care if residents develop challenges with memory.
“We currently have 20 studio rooms, which include a living/bedroom area with small kitchenette and closet and a private bath with walk-in shower,” she said. “We also have four deluxe suites, which feature a living area with kitchenette and closet, a separate bedroom with walk-in closet and bathroom with walk-in shower.”
Mulvehill said each room comes with a wall-mounted flat screen TV and is climate-controlled by the resident.
“You bring your own furniture and decorate it to your taste as you would a home,” she said.
Mulvehill said all meals are provided in the main dining area, as well as snacks. Housekeeping and laundry is done daily and weekly. The pricing is the same as The Village at Cook Springs and cable and utilities are included. Tours are available upon request.
“There is a large activity room with a library, a sitting room with TV and a beauty salon,” she said. “There is a screened porch with a nice sitting area and a courtyard as well.”
Mulvehill said the van from The Village at Cook Springs would also transport residents at the Village East on errands.
“We plan to coordinate activities with both Villages and also with local senior centers,” she said. “And the Village East will have its own scheduled activity program every day.”
Mulvehill said employees from The Village at Cook Springs are currently working at the Village East; however, they plan to hire additional employees as the Village East grows.
For more information, call Sheryl Mulvehill at 205-338-2221.
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