(Clarion, PA) – With construction of their new personal care community almost complete, WRC Senior Services hosted a Hard Hat Reception on Thurs. April 14 at Highland Oaks at Water Run in Clarion to give staff, board members, priority reservation members and a few key partners a glimpse of the new personal care community
Construction began in March of last year. The building is expected to open in early June.
Around 75 people attended the event.
Attendees were taken on a tour of the building.
They viewed the lobby area, which will include a reception desk, bistro café, lounge area and multi-purpose room for events. They then toured the two styles of suites.
Highland Oaks at Water Run will have accommodations for 60 residents in studio suites or flex studio suites.
The majority are studio suites for one occupant. They are 327 square feet and include a kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator, sink and cupboards, bedroom and living area, vanity area and bathroom with walk-in shower.
The flex studio is designed for two people, such as a husband and a wife.
They are 527 square feet and include a foyer, large kitchenette, bathroom with walk-in shower, bedroom and a living room, which could be utilized as a second bedroom if desired.
After seeing the suites, attendees were led downstairs to one of the neighborhood dining rooms and a lounge area with double-sided fireplace, where they enjoyed refreshments.
When the building opens in June, the staff and residents from the current Highland Oaks in Shippenville will move to the new building.
Personal care communities are licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and provide a variety of services to the residents who live there, include help with bathing, dressing or grooming, medication management, a recreational program of activities and meals.
There are still around 15 suites available for the public. Highland Oaks at Water Run is taking reservations now for those suites.
To make a reservation, call Administrator Faith O’Brien at 814-782-3203. A $500 fully-refundable deposit will reserve a suite.
With construction almost complete on Highland Oaks at Water Run, WRC Senior Services will turn its attention to its next building project on the campus – The Villas at Water Run, residential homes designed with active, older adults in mind.
Up to 30 residential homes are planned for the property.
The Villas have four different floor plans to choose from, which vary i
n square footage and are customizable with add-on options including a sun room, fireplaces, deck and walk-out basement.
Residents will pay an entrance fee to live at The Villas, which is partially refundable upon re-occupancy.
Multiple amenities and services will also be offered, including priority access to other WRC communities should their healthcare needs change.
The Villas at Water Run are also now taking reservations. For more information, please call Director Cortney Ortz at 814-849-4131 or visit www.wrc.org.