Riley Spence

Welcome mat is out: Two new Arnold care facilities accepting senior residents

Riley/Spence Senior Living is welcoming residents to two new care centers in Arnold – Pine Valley Assisted Living and Meadowview Memory Care.

Lisa Brennan, marketing director for Riley Spence Senior Living, said Pine Valley Assisted Living, which has 48 suites, opened a couple of months ago and has 18 residents, at present.

“We're slowly letting people start to tour and move in,” she said. “The thing that stands out is that it's all-inclusive. You don't have to pay extra. Some places you pay extra if they need a shower, or if they need their medications brought to them. That's all included.”

Brennan said Meadowview Memory Care is a smaller facility, but the size has many benefits.

“There are only 24 residents who live there, so they can get a lot of attention,” she said. “It is a secure unit, which means people cannot get out. So, it is for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, memory issues.”

Brennan said Meadowview Memory Care is decorated in a style similar to a Cape Cod cottage.

She said even with COVID-19 precautions, residents have been able to stay social at both care centers – at a distance.

“They do wear masks, but they do activities and get to be together, watch movies and have popcorn days,” Brennan said.

“I think socialization is a huge deal. A lot of times when people live at home by themselves they start declining. Then you see them come here and be around people doing activities they used to love, and they just flourish.”

Pine Valley Assisted Living and Meadowview Memory Care are both on the campus of the Woodlands of Arnold, 100 Woodlands Meadows Drive.

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