Dominion Senior Living Of Hixson Hosts Grand Opening

Monday, March 20, 2017
Dominion Senior Living of Hixson Life Enrichment Director Jade Alsobrook with resident Yvonne Lien
Dominion Senior Living of Hixson Life Enrichment Director Jade Alsobrook with resident Yvonne Lien

Dominion Senior Living is opening its newest assisted living and memory care community, Dominion Senior Living of Hixson.  Residents recently started to move in, and a grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be Friday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at the newly completed community located at 2143 Northpoint Blvd.

The public may tour the community at the free event, enter to win door prizes, enjoy a sampling of food prepared by the dining staff and listen to live entertainment. Members of the company’s leadership team from the Dominion Senior Living corporate office, as well as local team members, future community residents and representatives from the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will be present to commemorate the occasion. 

Dominion Senior Living of Hixson welcomed its first residents in February, and 81-year-old Yvonne Lien of Dayton, Ohio, was the first resident to move into her new home. She chose Hixson to be closer to her daughter and enjoy more mild weather. 

“My daughter visited and said it was a nice place with things I would enjoy, like sidewalks and beautiful scenery, and easy-to-get-to places in the area,” said Ms. Lien. “I was nervous about moving into a senior living community, but after being here a few weeks I’m so glad I did, because it’s marvelous. The rooms are comfortable, I feel safe, the nurses and staff and wonderful and the food is delicious. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and to anyone else who is hesitant about making the move here, I would tell them it’s the best choice they can make.” 

The 47,000-square-foot community can accommodate up to 84 residents and has 32 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments. The community is a resource for families who live in the surrounding area and plans to feature free educational speakers and partner with local nonprofits to host support groups and give back to others in need. 

“We’re so excited to welcome our friends and neighbors in Hixson to our community and have them experience the special, compassionate environment we offer,” said Dominion Senior Living of Hixson Executive Director Beth Baxter. “Our staff is already creating special, close bonds with the residents that feel more like family. Helping others is part of our culture, and we can’t wait to provide each resident, his or her family and our community with fun, educational and purposeful activities to enrich their lives each day.” 

Dominion Senior Living of Hixson’s all-inclusive model attends to all aspects of wellness, not only for the residents but the staff as well. The community has professionally trained nurses and caregivers available 24 hours a day. Activities that engage the mind, body and soul, such as Dominion’s own Tapestry and Art from the Heart programs will be offered on a daily basis. The community features warm, comfortable interiors that feel just like home, three home-style meals served daily, secure courtyards, a chapel and on-site therapy services, said officials. 

Each high-quality, specially trained staff member at the community has completed a training program crafted by the Dominion Senior Living corporate office to ensure that the community meets and exceeds expectations by creating a comfortable environment to help residents maintain their independence. Team members feel privileged to serve seniors in the Hixson area in any way they can and look forward to building further connections with local organizations and churches to help serve their residents, said officials. 

“Being able to offer this personalized senior care is an honor for us," said Josh Crisp, partner of Dominion Senior Living.  "We really feel as if the residents are a part of our family. Our goal is to ensure that the residents and team feel a true sense of purpose when they live or work at Dominion Senior Living. We know that the services we provide will be a blessing to many in the area, and we look forward to positively impacting the lives of seniors and their families in Hixson.” 

 


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