Monthly Archives: November 2011

Primrose Retirement Communities Set to Begin Construction

SHAWNEE, O.K. – Shawnee area seniors will soon have another choice in retirement living. Primrose Retirement Communities is expanding into the Shawnee market with a 76-unit independent and assisted living community. Construction is underway on the multi-million dollar project that is expected to be open in the fall/winter of 2012.

The Primrose Retirement Community will be nestled on 9 acres at 1905 North Bryan Avenue. The community will consist of 36 independent living and 40 assisted living apartment homes in the main two-story building and 4 independent living townhome villas. The apartments will be available in one and two-bedroom floor plans. Residents will enjoy an array of public areas including a wellness center, pub, billiards room, chapel, library, movie theater, and coffee bistro.

Primrose is a provider of high-quality independent and assisted living communities across the country and specializes in mid-sized communities with personalized services and resident-focused care. It opened its first community in 1991 in Aberdeen, S.D. and currently has operations in 13 states.

The company expects to employ approximately 30 people. The community will be built by Schauer Construction Company Inc. based in Colorado Springs, CO and is being financed by BancFirst of Shawnee, OK.

This Place is a Miracle

Mary Bastin

Mary Bastin, Primrose resident and author of this story

Eleanor Briggs

Eleanor Briggs, the subject of this story

Pueblo Senior Living

[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the second installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]

My friend Eleanor Briggs had a party for all the residents who live in Pueblo Primrose. She had an occasion she wanted to celebrate. She moved into Pueblo Primrose on November 1, 2010.

At dinner there was live music, red and white wine and a very special dessert. The dessert was Black Forest Cake decorated with chocolate swirls, chocolate candy and cherries.

Eleanor moved to Pueblo from the Chicago area to live near her daughter Jeanie Latka, a well-known Colorado artist who has a studio with her husband Tom. Their Latka Pottery is a Pueblo treasure.

Eleanor made a brief speech in which she praised the staff at Primrose and expressed gratitude for the people who live here who have been wonderful friends. She is always saying “This place is a miracle.”

I agree with her. It is.

Mary Bastin
Primrose of Pueblo, Colorado

To find out more about the senior living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING

The Fear of Change

Pueblo, Colorado Senior Living

Ann Leach

Ann Leach, Primrose Resident

[Welcome, gentle reader. This is the first installment in a series of blogs written by actual Primrose residents. Please return often to read more! — Ed]

Many senior citizens have difficulty leaving home communities, homes full of memories and many years of living, friends of long standing.  Not I! I found Primrose and a full, busy, happy life quite by chance when a friend showed me a brochure.  The building was just beginning to take shape and I really liked the spacious floor plans; so I called for an appointment, met with the marketing manager, and plunked my deposit on her desk forthwith. 

Change is not to fear if you’re headed for Primrose.  The surroundings are inviting, to say the least.  The atmosphere is delightful.  The management is resourceful — dedicated to the comfort of its residents.  In addition to all of this, we are well fed!  What more could one ask?

Good neighbors, that’s what, and we certainly can add those to our myriad of blessings.  The people we dine with, play with, shop with, exercise with are a diverse lot, some local, some from the far corners of the country, but, all interesting, friendly and helpful.

Change comes periodically throughout our lives, often without any assistance from ourselves.  I, for one, believe the wise person makes the decision to change before it becomes absolutely necessary.  Adjustment is far easier, friends are more easily made, activities are more enjoyable and possessions are simply not as much a part of us as are understanding, caring human beings!

Thank you, Primrose for the good life.  Truly, “This  IS Living”.

Ann Leach
Primrose of Pueblo, Colorado

at the fairAnn pictured with her visiting friends at the Pueblo Fair

To find out more about the senior living experience at Primrose, please contact your nearest Primrose Retirement Community today to see more of our fun and social living. We’ll happily answer all your questions and show you around our beautiful communities. Come see why we say, THIS IS LIVING!

THIS IS LIVING