Retirement communities in southern Ohio serve residents in wonderful ways. With the richness of southern Ohio natural parks and historic sites nearby, and professional medical care on hand, it is easy to understand why southern Ohio is a delightful retirement location.
In Waverly, Ohio, the Bristol Village retirement community rests quietly away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Bristol Village is the only retirement community in Pike County, and individualized housing, scenic streets and a virtually crime free area helps to create a safe and comfortable at-home feeling for about 700 residents.
The beautiful homes of Bristol Village are individualized to meet the resident’s needs and desires. Eleven floor plans offer a choice of cozy (600 sq. feet) to spacious (2400+ sq. feet). Features like 2 car garages, large bonus rooms, storage, carports, second bedrooms, high ceilings, fireplaces, patios, walk-in closets, family rooms, office space, mud room, and bow windows truly gives each prospective resident the ability to find the perfect home for their lifestyle.
Another way Bristol Village helps to make each house a home is through free choice décor. A wide array of colors and materials to choose from helps residents in this ‘small town USA’ community to live in their dream home.
Bristol Court offers apartments for persons wanting independent living with the security of an emergency call system. Services like housekeeping or laundry are optional. Bristol Court includes a pleasant dining room with daily healthy meals.
Solitude is golden, especially when bigger cities, such as Chillicothe, Jackson, Portsmouth and Columbus, are only a drive away. Highways, from the point of leaving the community, access all nearby cities. In fact, Bristol Village is within 500 miles of nearly 60% of the U.S. population. The community itself has tree lined streets and is nearly traffic free, one more fact of why Bristol Village a safe area. Residents can come and go as they please without worrying about their personal security.
The residents come from various walks of life and professions. There is an equal mix of males to females, and a blend of Caucasian, non-Caucasian, and Asian seniors. The assorted interests and backgrounds assure there will be a treasure trove of peers to share your time and experiences with. Retirement does not require seniors to step entirely away from their profession, and the possibility of conversing with another professional peer is high.
The opportunity to learn a new activity, or revive a past one, is literally surrounding every resident daily. Musical activities include a hand bell choir, men’s and women’s chorus groups and a twelve piece Big Band ensemble. Entertainment activities are comprised by bowling leagues, card clubs, indoor lawn bowling, bingo and Ping-Pong, just to name a few.
Not everything is trivial games, as the quilting group, ceramics and pottery classes, stained glass art, women writers group, weaving and crafts demonstrates. The Bible study groups exercises the spiritual muscles and the body can be exercised in water exercise classes and line dancing, just to mention a few activities.
The surrounding area is rich in scenic state parks. The 9,000 acres of Scioto Trails is minutes away. Fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing and hiking is major activities in this virtually undisturbed forest. However, photographers swarm to this park also in hopes of catching that perfect scene or wildlife creature. Other nearby parks worth mention is Lake White and Pike Lake, both with historic value.
Numerous local area attractions to explore are Ohio’s Perfect Tree, golf parks, KC Raceway- automobile racing-, museums, fine dineries, historic landmarks and much more.
Bristol Village offers wellness programs as well as physicians, assisted living and skilled nursing assistance at Traditions. Bristol Village Gardens caters to Alzeimers patients, and to those individuals with other dementia troubles. Medical and mental care outside of the Bristol community is widely available, and Bristol Village gratefully offers transportation for appointments.
On average, Bristol Village offers options for seniors with an annual income of 30,000 or 2,400-3,000 a month.
660 East 5th Street
Waverly, Ohio 45690
In Portsmouth, Ohio resides Hill View Retirement Center. There are approximately 300 + residents that call Hill View home, with nearly three- fourths of the population being female. The monthly fee for an apartment varies according to the level of entrance.
There are a wide variety of floor plans available for studio or two bedroom cottages, all single-floor designs. Each house comes with wall to wall carpeting, individual climate controls and an emergency calling system.
Apartments with resort style of living provide adequate support for assisted living residents. Dogwood Suites are for residents in need of some help, but not needing skilled nursing assistance. The Garden Suites is the name of the skilled nursing units that provides registered nurses and physician care.
Wesley Village is the memory support neighborhood. These units are not furnished, purposely forcing the residents to use their personal belongings to help create a familiar atmosphere. A dining area provides meals and any needed assistance. Activities are provided in a safe enclosed courtyard that contains walking paths, gardens and swings.
Hill View provides two dining areas- the Oak Terrace and the Rotunda room. Delicious meals from a buffet or menu is provided for both residents and living assistants.
Activities include woodworking, crafts, reading and computer lab. Physical fitness is somewhat limited at the community as there is only one exercise room. There is exercise classes offered. Unique activities is also offered such as Mardi Gras, Country Fair and Auxiliary Lawn Party. Value Your Treasures is a popular event where residents and public alike bring their antiques out for a showing. Invited are appraisers, and some true treasures have been discovered.
Hill View does have several shops at the residents’ fingertips. The Sweet Shoppe, Country Store and Gift Shoppe is only a small taste of goods and services available. The prayer Chapel provides quiet time for spiritual thought, but it does not provide clergy support.
Portsmouth is an active city occupied of shops, restaurants, and theatres. The River Days festival occurs annually and presents popular bands at an outdoor concert area. Past acts has included several country music stars and other popular musicians. Then there is the Verne Riffe Center for the Arts, on the Shawnee campus, that also has featured music bands of all types.
Visual art is also in the spotlight in Portsmouth. The colorful murals painted on the floodwall gives a beautiful insight into Portsmouth’s past. The walk is easy enough and power chairs will not have any trouble navigating.
Hill View Retirement Center
1610 Twenty-Eighth Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662-2698
Seasons Retirement Community in the Cincinnati area is another of southern Ohio’s senior living communities. The grand landscaping gives residents a safe and beautiful area for walking trails. The fine homes and shops and the preserved mature trees define the neighborhood of Kenwood.
Seasons retirement apartments, available in three different floor plans, are roomy enough to entertain visiting family and friends, and the private balcony is a refreshing bonus.
The kitchen is furnished with electric appliances including dishwashers and disposal, and the floor is no wax vinyl. Other than the bathroom, which has tile flooring, the apartments have wall to wall carpeting.
The community has plenty of extras to provide for resident’s needs. A beauty/barber shop, bank, convenience store with pharmacy, and library makes errands time efficient. Other pluses include arts and craft studio, billiard tables, lounge with large screen tv, heated outdoor swimming pool and a chapel.
In the Seasons Retirement Community, the valet service and the 24-hour security provided to residents more than illustrates the refined atmosphere of living. The attitude of superiority from business management helps every individual to know that retirement does not equate to living with any less properness. Housekeeping, towel and linen service and meal service helps every resident to live comfortably without the unneeded hassle of chores. An activities director plans social, arts and crafts, group outings and cultural events monthly.
The health of independent residents is monitored by a regularly scheduled nurse. Independent residents also have guaranteed priority access to the Courtyard, a highly regarded extended care facility.
The assisted living residents of Courtyard at Seasons have access to 24-hour nursing and assisted services. Assistance help includes bathing, grooming, ambulatory and medicinal dosing. The spirit is not forgotten since emotional support and companionship needs are also met. The Courtyard at Seasons provides extensive nursing and medical services such as therapy, counseling and dental, dietetic, podiatry, audiology and pharmacology.
Residents will be pleased to know that the cost range of this neighborhood is individually tailored to suit their financial ability and priviledges, by the strict discretion of business management. The management feels that it is not wise to advertise the cost, or the ratio of genders or races. These matters will be dealt with on a person to person basis.
Cincinnati has much to impress residents with. Sports lovers will want to visit the new Bengals/ Paul Brown Stadium, the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum or possibly see thoroughbreds at the River Downs Racetrack. Nature lovers will enjoy the magnificence of Newport Aquarium and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens. Adventurers can take advantage of horseback riding at the Dude Ranch. The hour long horseback ride includes partaking of a live cattle drive, Western style!
As anyone can see, Southern Ohio is chock full of exciting activities and relaxing moments. No matter what your idea of paradise, you are sure to find it here.
Seasons Retirement Community
7300 Dearwester Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
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