Clinton Creek Estates Welcomes Residents – Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
After more than a decade of construction, the doors are open and the suites are filling up in the new Clinton seniors’ residence.
Clinton Creek Estates, a non-profit, low-income resort, began welcoming residents in early November.
For Judy Hampton, president of the Clinton and District Assisted Living Society, who has worked tirelessly to bring the vision of the supportive residence to life, reaching the finish line is almost unbelievable.
âIt hasn’t really touched me yet, but it’s great,â said Hampton.
The building is made up of 20 independent units spread over two identical wings. Each 656 sq. Ft. Unit includes a large bedroom, living room and kitchenette with small fridge and freezer, microwave and induction hob, as well as private access to the outdoor sidewalk that borders the property.
The accessible toilets also have easy access showers and all shelves in the nearest spacious are adjustable.
At the heart of the building is a large open concept dining room where residents can go during meals, with a 70 inch television and fireplace. Large double doors at the rear of the dining room open onto a bright patio and BBQ area.
Hampton said every design and construction detail has been meticulously thought out, with an emphasis on natural light, bright, modern decor, and high-quality building materials that will be built to last.
The walls of the residence are adorned with works by local artists, adding a touch of character at every turn.
âThe art will be here for a few months, and then we could run it, and some of it is for sale,â Hampton explained.
For residents who have made Clinton Creek Estates their home, the installation means an opportunity to stay in their community and receive the support needed as some tasks become too difficult to do independently.
While each unit’s kitchenettes allow residents to cook lightly, two meals a day – lunch and dinner – are served in the dining room, while coffee, tea, and goodies are available throughout the day. daytime.
An on-site chef prepares meals in the large industrial kitchen adjacent to the dining room, with a focus on the health and nutrition of residents.
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General Manager Shellie Park is organizing mail collection, so residents have their mail available to them in secure boxes on site.
Staff will clean suites once a week – a service that includes washing bedding and towels – and residents have access to on-site washers and dryers for the rest of their laundry needs.
There is a dedicated ‘scooter garage’ for residents who use mobility vehicles when moving around, and all hallways and hallways are lined with safety rails along the wall.
Hampton said that the response from residents so far has been overwhelmingly positive and that many potential residents who visit the estate for a visit are quick to seize the opportunity to move into one of the suites once they arrive. ‘they saw the finished product.
âThe residents who have moved in so far, they are so happy and so much more relaxed,â said Hampton, noting that they are âgetting closerâ to occupying the 20 units.
While it took a long way to get the gates to Clinton Creek Estates open – without running out of paperwork and ups and downs along the way – Hampton said the mountains of work were worth it.
âA place like this is so needed everywhere, but especially in rural areas,â she said. âHaving a building this size in a small town like Clinton is pretty amazing. “