KANSAS CITY, Kan. (May 16, 2017) – The Piper, a unique assisted living and memory support community, is celebrating the completion of its newest household, Strawberry Hill, with two Open House events. The Open Houses will be held on Thursday, May 25 and Wednesday, June 7 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., and tours will be available during the Open Houses. All of The Piper’s households pay homage to the history of Kansas City, including Strawberry Hill. The historically Slavic neighborhood of Strawberry Hill – famous for its povitica bread – was founded in the 1800s, and many third- and fourth-generation Slavs still reside there today. In honor of this rich history, the community will serve the Eastern European swirled bread during the events.
“Strawberry Hill not only accommodates the growing need for quality assisted living in the area, but serves as a model to bring about change in the perception of how senior living should be,” said Michelle Nichols, community leader for The Piper.
The Piper includes six households, with four dedicated to assisted living and two dedicated to memory care. Within each household, up to 20 elders live in private residences and share an open kitchen, dining room, living room and intimate spaces to relax and visit, much like you would find in any family home. Residents choose when to eat and sleep and how to spend their day. Each household is staffed 24/7 by highly skilled and consistent team members who get to know the residents and help them remain the architects of their daily lives.
“Our household model gives elders both privacy and vibrant social opportunities not seen in more traditional senior communities,” said Nichols. “The seniors design their schedules around their own interests and hobbies alongside the others who live together in their particular household.”
Members of the media interested in attending one of the Open Houses or setting up an interview can contact Martha Cook via phone at 214-378-7970, ext. 240 or email [email protected].