Story by Liesel Schmidt | Photography by Lisa Klasen
There’s a certain stigma often attached to assisted living facilities, but when the concept of “caring” for these members of our community is given the approach of REALLY caring, that stigma is replaced with a new sense of hope that—even when fully-independent living is no longer possible—the future can still hold joy and fulfillment. It was with that vision that Louisville-based Arcadia Communities was initially established; and when Arcadia Senior Living opened its doors to Clarksville in mid-2018, it introduced a place where the word “living” is more than just part of the name.
“Arcadia has created an environment where residents are encouraged to live active, fun, and fulfilling lives and enjoy the comfort, convenience, and care offered at our community,” says Community Relations Director Lisa Klasen. Featuring 63 Assisted Living Apartments and 16 Memory Care Apartments, the pet-friendly community provides a wide array of amenities including a fitness center, an outdoor walking path, an on-site chapel with services, a library, a baking kitchen, an art studio, a theatre, happy hour and Internet lounge, a rose garden terrace, a patio seating area with a fire pit, and a restaurant-style dining room as well as a private dining room for special occasions with friends and family. Residents may also enjoy the convenience of housekeeping and laundry services, transportation, 24-hour staffing, an emergency call system, and coordinated social and recreational programs as well as assistance with care needs under the direction of a licensed nurse. For residents needing additional support, Arcadia also features a secure Memory Care neighborhood.
“With our daily activities, residents can stay as busy as and as active as they desire,” Klasen says. “We’re all extremely focused on helping them maintain a full life and pursue their interests, despite the fact that they are no longer living on their own, and our residents can feel that. They share how much they love the friendly staff here, and that’s incredibly important. We go above and beyond in as many ways as we can to see to even the little details such as seeking out resident feedback on the food as well as asking for their favorite recipes to add to our menus.”
From the pursuits of daily life to times when medical care is needed, Arcadia is focused on being a place where age doesn’t ever get in the way of living, and a sense of community makes it feel like home.
Arcadia Senior Living Clarksville is located at 175 Chesapeake Lane, Clarksville, Tennessee 37040. For more information, call 931-919-2668 or visit www.arcadiaclarksville.com.