Tony Lea, director of Camp Wesley Woods, left, accepts the keys and title to a 15-passenger bus from Carla Rafferty, assisted living administrator for Asbury Place continuing care retirement communities in Maryville. Asbury Place donated the vehicle to the camp after purchasing new buses. Asbury, Inc. shares a covenant of faith and values with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, ethnicity and religious beliefs.
Today, Asbury Place Kingsport officially broke ground on its clubhouse, the centerpiece of a $1.4 million campus enhancement. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2016.
“This is a special day in the life of Asbury Place Kingsport,” said Sandra Brown, executive director of the Kingsport campus. “By offering residents a beautiful gathering space and expanded wellness and fitness center, the new clubhouse and other campus upgrades are examples of our continued focus on fulfilling residents’ physical, intellectual, spiritual and social needs.”
Kingsport Mayor John Clark was on hand to celebrate the groundbreaking. He commended Asbury Place for making a significant investment in the well-being of the community’s seniors.
Maggie Cooper, Asbury Place director of lifestyles and wellness, foresees the clubhouse as an excellent way to encourage even more residents to be active. “We have a lot of people regularly participating in our exercise classes,” Cooper said. “With an entire floor of the new clubhouse dedicated to fitness, we hope even more will make exercise part of their daily routine.”
For example, Cooper leads classes in strength, balance and cardio, and yoga. She also has classes that target senior-specific areas such as fall prevention, brain health and memory enhancement.
Annette Pannell has lived at Asbury Place Kingsport three years. The lively senior still drives, participates in garden and bridge clubs off-campus and attends on-campus exercise classes four mornings per week.
Pannell believes the addition of the clubhouse will enhance the campus and might even attract more residents to Asbury Place.
“It’s going to be great,” Pannell said. “As I often tell my friends and family, I love living at Asbury Place. I look forward to the new neighbors that this clubhouse will attract.”
Dr. Warren Smith, a retired Kingsport family practitioner who now serves as president of the campus’ Baysmont Resident Association, knows there is a big benefit when seniors exercise and stay active.
“I love living here and particularly like the many activities offered, such as the exercise programs and excursions,” Smith said.
Our own Bob Miller makes the news with a 4.5 mile hike!
Bob Miller recently led a 4.5-mile hike through Bays Mountain Park and then, later that same week, set a new record for the oldest person to ride the park’s zip line. Miller held the previous record at age 93.Today, Miller, who is the senior member of the Old Timers Hiking Club, is 96 and says, although he doesn’t hike as fast as he once did — it now takes him 45 minutes to walk two miles around the Greenbelt rather than his previous time of 40 minutes ..READ THE FULL ARTICLE
KINGSPORT — by MARCI GORE
Asbury Place retirement communities in Maryville and Kingsport have been awarded their third CARF-CCAC 5-year accreditation. This means that an independent, on-site survey team has evaluated Asbury Place and found it in compliance with more than 600 measures of quality. AARP has recommended that people searching for a continuing care retirement community look for those with CARF-CCAC accreditation. Nationally, just 13% of continuing care retirement communities hold CARF-CCAC accreditation. We celebrate this achievement and thank all of our dedicated staff who help us achieve our mission to: Celebrate Life ~ Every day, through every circumstance, with every person, in every way.
Asbury Place Kingsport will be holding free Blood Pressure Clinics. The clinics will be held the second Tuesday of every month at Hamrick’s Department Store,1053 Flagship Drive, Kingsport, TN from 9:00 am to 11:00 am starting February 10th, 2015.
The new Tremont Townhomes construction is now underway at Asbury Place Maryville. The residential townhomes are traditional homes without the maintenance or responsibilities. Townhomes feature walk-in closets, decks and porches, elevators, and all appliances. Pictured below are some of the future residents who participated in the ground breaking celebration held on November 11th. Call 865.238.8301 today for more information!
Join us for lunch and you’ll quickly understand that CCRC = smart senior living. Find out exactly what CCRC means and why it matters for people seeking an active, engaging retirement with peace of mind for the future. Call 423.245.0360 to RSVP. Community tours will follow the presentation.
Thursday, August 21st at 10:30 a.m.
Asbury Place Kingsport, Baysmont
100 Netherland Lane
Asbury Place Kingsport invites you and a friend to tea at the Allandale Mansion. Enjoy the elegant ambiance of Allandale Mansion when you join us to explore your options for retirement living at Asbury Place Kingsport. July 17th OR July 29th at 10:00 a.m. Call 423.245.0360 to reserve a spot for you and a friend.
Location: Allandale Mansion, 4444 W. Stone Drive, Kingsport, TN 37660
Maryville, Tenn. – Asbury Place Maryville is proud to announce that it won three awards at the LeadingAge Tennessee 2014 Annual Conference held on May 7th in Franklin, Tenn. Maryville’s RAD (Redefining Asbury Dining) Team was selected as the 2014 LeadingAge Tennessee Innovator of the Year. This award recognizes programs or services which go above and beyond normal operations to enhance the field of aging services. In an effort to break down silos, the team is comprised of 14 members from several areas including Nursing, CNA’s, Dining, Housekeeping and Lifestyles staff. The Team’s primary focus is nurturing the body and soul through the daily pleasures of food that residents enjoyed in their own homes before coming to Asbury Place. The changes as a result of the Team’s work have been a tremendous success and are measured by benchmarks such as satisfaction of both front line staff and residents.
Staff member Linda Farrant received the Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes a volunteer with exemplary service. In just one year, Linda made a tremendous impact at Asbury Place. Whether helping during Associate Appreciation Week, lending a hand during the Santa Workshop or filling in at the reception desk three to four days a week, Linda doesn’t hesitate to make life better for residents and staff.
Staff member April Overholt was awarded the “Whatever It Takes” Award, presented to an individual who exhibits teamwork and service to residents, families and fellow staff. April has been with Asbury Place Maryville for five years. Her current role is in enriching the lives of our residents through the lifestyles and activities department and she also provides CNA support. Last summer she personally secured all donations to provide a cook out for residents and family members that served more than 160 participants. April was well deserving of this award.
LeadingAge Tennessee is an association of communities and professionals providing quality housing, health, community and related services for the elderly. LeadingAge Tennessee represents and promotes the common interest of its members through leadership, advocacy, education, communication and other services in order to enhance member’s ability to serve their constituencies.
The family and friends of Margret Ingraham celebrated in Kingsport at Asbury Place Steadman Hill her 106th birthday. She was born February 17, 1908 and is one of five sisters.
Mrs. Ingraham and her husband were married for 56 years and they had one son. And in 1990, she had her first granddaughter, Alexandra, who was also born on February 17th. “Every Sunday I come over here and we hang out for a little while and I’m just thankful that she’s still mamaw. She doesn’t act like a 106-year-old lady,” said Alexandra. Mrs. Ingraham was a nurse for 35 years. She said she loved taking care of people and is thankful a lot of nice people look out for her now. She says her secret to looking so young is using Oil of Olay every day.