There is a new retirement community for seniors on the east side of Brookside: St. Anthony’s, located at 1000 E 68th St, just off Troost. Many years in the making, the Catholic community finally opened in November, welcoming new residents of all faiths. I recently stopped by to take a look at this new community for seniors 62 years of age or older.
St Anthony’s Senior Living is a dream come true for owner/developer Mark Ledom. It is important to Mr. Ledom that people of faith have a place where they can worship and call home. I recently toured the property with Director of Sales and Marketing, Nancy Majors. This place is beautiful! As Nancy explained, they stress a “certain type of lifestyle; a vacation type lifestyle” with lots of socializing and activities available. The common areas and floorplans are named after local parishes; for example, St Peter’s Pub; the St Monica bedroom suite, St. Elizabeth’s Bistro. Every space has a warm, inviting, comfortable feeling. This independent living community offers 120 apartments total, divided between one and two bedroom options. Each unit offers a full kitchen and fireplace and each floor has a sunroom. Prices start at $2900, and include a certain number of meals each month in the restaurant style dining room. Next spring, assisted living and memory care support apartments will be available—they are currently under construction next door. The gated community also offers covered parking.
As baby boomers age, there will be more demand for this type of apartment community. Nancy said “We are excited to bring this style of senior living to Brookside. It’s a beautiful place, but it’s really the customer service that sets us apart”. Other amenities include a daily happy hour, gym, salon, transportation runs to grocery store, Target and doctor appointments. And, of course, an on site chapel. St Anthony’s also likes to get involved in the surrounding Brookside community—they hosted students from University Academy for Halloween on October 31, and during the holidays, supported a food drive for Catholic Charities. Keeping current with today’s technology, all residents have access to the LifeLoop, which enables them to use their smart phones to sign up for transportation and events.
If you are interested in more information about St Anthony’s Senior Living, check out their website and sign up for a tour!