New Affordable Assisted Living Community Open in Muncie
BRADLEY, IL– A VIP preview party and ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrated the opening of Silver Birch of Muncie, a new affordable assisted living community for older adults that opened this month.
This multimillion-dollar development was designed for seniors who have a financial need and need some help to maintain their independence.
“We will be providing older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” said Silver Birch of Muncie Administrator Mellissa Carpenter.
The community will combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation.
Residents will live in private apartments that they will furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the apartments will feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning and an emergency alert system.
In addition, Silver Birch of Muncie offers several areas for residents to enjoy, including an activity room, beauty salon/barber shop, convenience store, fitness room, library and computer room, TV lounges, a recreation room and theater.
Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, will be on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Residents also will benefit from all of the opportunities that will be available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special programs,” says Carpenter.
When fully occupied, the community will provide dozens of full-time and part-time jobs. Annual payroll with benefits is projected to be over $1 million.
Silver Birch of Muncie will be certified to operate through the Division of Aging and regulated by the Indiana State Department of Health.
“Our focus,” says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that will manage the community “is to provide Silver Birch residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”
Two other Silver Birch communities expected to open this year are located in Kokomo and Michigan City. A third Silver Birch property opened in Hammond last year.
Indiana communities managed by Gardant include Belvedere Senior Housing in Merrillville, Oasis at 30th in Indianapolis and The Lodge at Summers Pointe in Winchester. Other Gardant-managed projects under development in Indiana include Evergreen Village at Bloomington, Glasswater Creek of Lafayette and Hellenic Senior Living of Indianapolis and New Albany.