BEND, OR and Lake Charles, LA (April 2, 2014) – Bend, OR based Sunshine Retirement Living, owners and operators of 20 retirement communities in seven states, today announced that the company has taken over management of The Verandah at Graywood, an independent and assisted living community in Lake Charles, LA Built in 2012, the 140-unit community includes 80 independent living apartments, 20 cottages and 40 assisted living apartments.
The Verandah at Graywood is located within the exclusive, master-planned community of Graywood, which features a Tom Fazio-designed, 18-hole golf course, an upscale health club and community pool. Complimentary membership is included for all independent living residents of The Verandah.
Sitting on more than 40 acres, The Verandah at Graywood encompasses more than 212,000 square feet and features numerous amenities for its residents including: a wellness center, library, computer room, chapel, stocked fishing ponds, formal and casual dining rooms, large lounge and bar, arts studio, reserved parking, theater, fitness/health center, beauty salon/barber shop, and beautifully landscaped courtyard and garden.
The community’s independent living units include one or two-bedroom apartments and two or three-bedroom cottages. The assisted living units are available in studio, one and two-bedroom options. Each apartment includes fully equipped kitchens, individually controlled thermostat, and washer and dryer. The community also features overnight guest suites for visiting family and friends.
Under Sunshine Retirement Living’s management, residents will not be required to pay high, upfront entry fees. Monthly rents start at $1,995 for a two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with no long term contracts or commitments.
“The Verandah at Graywood is an exceptionally beautiful senior community situated in the cultural, industrial and educational center of Lake Charles, LA” said May Hasso, CEO, Sunshine Retirement Living. “We plan to instill and integrate our vision of ‘People, Passion and Excellence’ throughout the community to offer each resident an outstanding independent or assisted living option that promotes a healthy lifestyle with abundant opportunities for social interaction. We are planning a series of upgrades in coming weeks and months and invite the Lake Charles community to visit and learn more about our vision for the future of The Verandah at Lake Charles.”
Some of the planned improvements include a shift to Sunshine’s world-class dining program, robust wellness and fitness program, travel program, exclusive fine furnishings, and the addition of an outdoor swimming pool. Additionally, The Verandah at Graywood’s managers provide a special sense of security and a warm environment.
“At The Verandah at Graywood, our goal is to provide all our residents with an all-inclusive ‘country club life’ at an affordable and reasonable price,” said Hasso. “We are pleased to say that many of the same loving and caring staff will remain during this transition, including Evelyn Doré, our assisted living director. Judy Naquin, who will serve as community development director, and Jeff Naquin, who comes aboard as general manager, will join her in making The Verandah at Graywood the best possible home for our residents.”
Sunshine Retirement Living also owns and operates all-inclusive independent living communities in nearby Houston, Tarrytowne Estates, and in New Orleans, The Landing at Behrman Place.
The Verandah at Graywood is located 5851 Gray Market Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70605. For more information, contact (337) 409-4615 or visit http://www.theverandahatgraywood.com.
About Sunshine Retirement Living
Based in Bend, OR Sunshine Retirement Living manages 20 retirement communities in seven states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with more than 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect socially.
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