With the new Highland Oaks at Water Run in Clarion expected to be licensed to admit residents in the next couple weeks, WRC Senior Services is turning its attention to the next phase of construction on the campus.
On Wednesday, July 13, a groundbreaking reception was held for The Villas at Water Run, a series of residential homes for older adults to be built.
The first six houses will start construction soon.
Up to 30 are planned for the community and will be built in phases. The Villas have four different floor plans to choose from, which vary in 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.
Home maintenance and repairs, landscaping, lawn care and snow removal are all taken care of by The Villas staff. Monthly housekeeping services, a 24 hour on call emergency monitoring system, safety checks during absences and handyman services are also included.
Residents will have access to the campus fitness room, beauty shop/barber salon, bistro café and spa, as well as priority access to Highland Oaks at Water Run and McKinley Health Center at Laurelbrooke Landing should their healthcare needs change.
As with the new Highland Oaks building, Poole Anderson Construction is the general contractor for The Villas at Water Run and will utilize several local companies to work on the project.
Preconstruction meetings will be held with the residents the week of July 17 with construction to start shortly after.
The groundbreaking reception included around 25 people – the residents who will be moving into the first six homes, representatives from Poole Anderson Construction and WRC staff.
After posing for some ceremonial pictures together, each resident went to the site of their future home for a photo with Villas Director Cortney Ortz.
Each resident will receive a framed 8 x 10 as a keepsake. They also were given a Water Run Landing paperweight and ceremonial key.
Afterwards, lunch was served in the Bistro at Water Run.
For more information about The Villas at Water Run, call Ortz at 814-221-3671 or email [email protected].