Riverview Senior Living appreciates that your reporter, Clarise Larson, visited our construction site on Friday, Oct. 21 and that you published her report immediately.
It was a busy time for us as we were conducting four tours so there was little opportunity to have much conversation with Ms. Larson. The tours were exciting and well-received; we were delighted to share Riverview with over 65 local residents. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to provide more information to your reporter, and thus, it was missing from her article. We are sharing that information in this letter for a more complete description.
First, Riverview Senior Living is an Assisted Living and Memory Care Community. It is a residence that includes several levels of daily assistance as well as specialized care and activities for persons experiencing dementia and Alzheimer’s conditions. It will not be a “facility”, which is an unfortunate word not descriptive of the attractive, comfortable, and safe home it will be for its residents. Rather, it is a community that offers 1-Bedroom and Studio apartments along with care and assistance per each individual resident’s need.
Amenities that will be available to all residents include a bistro, a lovely dining room, a beauty parlor, massage room, transport to appointments, an interior courtyard and outdoor riverside patio, and several common living areas, along with private, well-designed apartments. There will not be a public restaurant as inferred in the article, but locals will be welcomed and encouraged to visit loved ones and friends who will be Riverview residents.
The large, bright common interior spaces will be beautifully furnished and decorated. Residents will enjoy bringing their own furnishings to make their new apartments truly their own homes. There will be great views from all sides of the residence in a lovely, and convenient location along the Mendenhall River.
Those interested are encouraged to contact us at our Vintage Park Leasing Office across from the Riverview site or call 907-723-2282 for more information about costs and what they include. We look forward to a Grand Opening in 2023.
Thank you for sharing this additional information with your readers. We are thrilled that Riverview Senior Living Community will indeed meet the high demand for housing and care that our elders so richly deserve and have needed for years.
• Daniel Powell is executive director for Riverview. Columns,