Expansion of services

October 24, 2023

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Valley View Retirement Community celebrates its 55th anniversary
with announcement about expansion of services

The Life Plan Community intends to privatize nursing care rooms, continue exploring residential cottage development, and to
expand its signature memory care services by developing a Personal Care Memory Support neighborhood.

On October 22, Valley View Retirement Community celebrated its 55th anniversary with a homecoming celebration and a special announcement: the Life Plan Community plans to make significant enhancements to its nursing areas and to expand its award-winning services in memory care.

“Fifty-five years ago, local community and church leaders came together to meet a need in the community. They wanted to create a place that would be defined by compassionate care, where individuals would be supported in their faith, and cared for like family. Today we are following in their footsteps to meet the needs of the next generation — and that is through more personal rooms and expanded memory care,” CEO Nicole Sarver said.

Sarver said that the renovation and expansion plan is a culmination of several efforts over the last year including a market study and meeting with focus groups both within Valley View and the greater community.

Wilbur Ulsh, a resident of Valley View Village for 25 years, visits with Dave (L) and Delores (R) Metzler. Dave was the executive director of Valley View Haven from 1985-1990 and is now a resident in Valley View Village.

“We found that the greater community continues to hold our services in high regard, and we are viewed as a preferred provider for future needs,” she said. “This expressed preference paired with the identified needs from the market study are instrumental in shaping our growth. For this reason, we will continue to find ways to expand our residential cottages, be intentional about the privatization of nursing rooms, and are taking steps to add Personal Care Memory Support to our campus.”

For over fifteen years, the Life Plan Community has been named Lewistown Sentinel’s Reader’s Choice for “Best Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Center” and “Best Independent Living” and has been ranked as one of the top best nursing homes in the country by Newsweek.

Board of Directors Chair Sheldon Peachey said that the accolades are both humbling and inspiring. “Our team members provide a quality of care that makes Valley View feel like family, and we felt that it was our responsibility to expand our services to reach even more people who need care and support.”

Valley View Retirement Community unveiled plans to privatize nursing care rooms, continue exploring residential cottage development and develop a Personal Care Memory Support neighborhood.

“After months of learning, planning, and prayer, we are so excited to start renovating — and creating a place for even more people to call home,” Sarver said.

For more information about the upcoming renovations and Personal Care Memory Support, contact 717-935-2105, ext. 1070, or send an email to [email protected].