To serve the growing number of older adults seeking housing in the Richfield area, The Pines Senior Living Community is teaming up with Augustana Care, which is bringing expertise in health care and management services to The Pines as of August 1. The partnership is especially timely considering Richfieldâ€™s changing demographics.
According to the Metropolitan Council, Richfieldâ€™s population is expected to increase about ten percent in the next two decades. Though a substantial number of older adults living in single-family residences throughout Richfield would like to stay in the area, not enough apartments are available. As older members of the baby boom generation begin retiring, the demand for housing for older adults is starting to swell, according to the City of Richfieldâ€™s recent housing report. The Pines is able to help respond to this demand.
Independent and assisted living services are available at The Pines, which is less than a block from the heart of Richfield and just around the corner from Wood Lake. The Pines can accommodate 78 residents, providing experienced, professional staff on duty 24 hours a day. Residents and visitors will also find walking paths, open and screened porches and a host of other amenities. A full-service restaurant has long been the hub of activity at The Pines, offering unique culinary experiences. A variety of vibrant life enrichment activities include music, exercise, crafts and spiritual gatherings.
â€œOne of Augustana Careâ€™s visions is to help build a world where the wisdom, experience and talents of older adults can be shared and valued by all,â€ says Augustana Care President and CEO Tim Tucker. â€œThe Pines has a positive reputation in the Richfield community and we are honored to have been selected for this management opportunity. I believe both organizations have similar visions and weâ€™re looking forward to serving the residents, families and staff of The Pines. We also look forward providing greater opportunities for both residents and staff through enhanced services, additional employment opportunities and stronger advocacy efforts.â€
If you have questions, please feel free to call Kathy Kopp at 612-238-5445 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.