Asheboro Garden Place Community is Rededicated
Asheboro seniors and their families became the first to experience Carillon’s signature Alzheimer’s care community, The Garden Place, when it opened in 1996. The newly renovated community celebrated this week at a ribbon cutting with state and local leaders, including state Rep. Pat Hurley.
As Carillon staff and family members looked on, Asheboro Mayor Pro Tem Talmadge Baker and the Randolph County Chamber of Commerce praised the community for its 17 years of care and service to Asheboro families contending with a loved one’s Alzheimer’s disease.
After cutting the ribbon at the rededication ceremony, longtime Executive Director Beckie Johnson gave guests a tour of the newly appointed community, beautifully outfitted from floor to ceiling with new furniture, fixtures, appliances and electronics.
“The community is 17 years old now, so it was time for a redo,” said Johnson. “I just love the fact that our family members seemed surprised that we were renovating. They didn’t think the community looked dated at all, which I think is a testament to my staff in more ways than one.”
Kaye Atwood, whose mother resided here before her death earlier this year, agreed wholeheartedly with Johnson’s assessment.
“I think it looks great, I really do, but I didn’t think anything was missing before,” Atwood said. “I’ve been to other [assisted living facilities] that care for Alzheimer’s and dementia residents, and I felt very good about having Mother here. There’s a lot of life at Carillon, a lot of interaction and activities and just a real love for the residents. That’s not easy to find, you know.”
Posted in Alzheimer's and Dementia Care, Sage Stories on October 24, 2014