By Tamas Mondovics
Friends and family along with community representatives, business leaders and members of Riverview Chamber of Commerce turned out in force last month to support and celebrate the grand opening of The Crossings at Riverview.
Now, the newest edition to the community’s ever increasing growth in recent years, the facility will cater to the area’s seniors as a premier assisted living memory care community located on at 8451 US HWY 301 S. and Balm Riverview Rd. in Riverview alongside the Alafia River, with approximately 400 feet of breath-taking river frontage.
All present enjoyed a warm welcome as well as the much-anticipated ribbon cutting ceremony, which marked the official opening of the $14.5 million, 92-unit, nearly 80,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the art facility.
According to Executive DirectorJennifer King, the brand new facility, which sits on a15-acre waterfront property, will contain 62 assisted living beds and 40 memory care beds and features a number of upscale, resort-style amenities.
A full-service spa and salons, along with a fitness center, theater, activity and game rooms after an array of common areas featuring a card and game room, library, theatre room, TV lounges, dining rooms, living rooms, billiard room, all set for social, recreational, educational, wellness, and spiritual programs, while a central kitchen boats of a chef-prepared cuisine, homemade pastries.
“Our Memory Care Neighborhood is specifically designed for those with cognitive challenges and Alzheimer’s disease boasting plenty of common areas, featuring two dining rooms, two living rooms and a beauty salon,” King said. “All just steps away from a fully secured and beautifully landscaped three quarter acre courtyard.
The Crossings’ daily room tidy and weekly housekeeping service along with trained caregivers on staff 24 hours a day, not to mention weekly scheduled transportation to shopping and medical appointments are also on the list, promising all the best to its residents.
“We are thrilled and delighted to have a this facility in this area,” said Riverview Chamber president Tanya Doran, who was joined by longtime Riverview resident John Marshall during the opening festivities. “These facilities are very much needed and now we have one within our community.”
Also on hand to take part in the officials ribbon cutting was The Crossings very first residents, Clyde Piercy and Martha Clark, who took residency in March and was not at all shy, sharing her thoughts about her experience at the new facility so far.
“It’s a pleasure to call this my new home,” Clark said. “I am very happy with my choice of coming here.”
For more information about The Crossings at Riverview, visit http://www.saberhealth.com/senior_living/Riverview_FL/zip_33578/saber_healthcare_group/10527, or call 866-450-9927.