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Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community to Celebrate Grand Opening on May 3

Elizabethton’s first premier senior living community invites the public to a special ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its grand opening.

Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community, 1504 W. Elk Ave., will celebrate its grand opening on Sunday, May 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. The public is invited to tour the new 37,500 square-foot premier facility, with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

  • Invited dignitaries include: State Rep. John Holsclaw, Jr., state Rep. Timothy Hill, Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey, President Melanie Stanton of Elizabethton’s Chamber of Commerce, Pastor Randy Johnson of Valley Forge Freewill Baptist Church and Pastor Todd Hallman of First Baptist Church.

The new senior living community, the first of its kind in Elizabethton, will offer 30 deluxe assisted living apartments and 16 deluxe Alzheimer’s units in a dedicated memory care wing. Sycamore Spring will also feature SimpleC, a cutting edge, scientifically proven, non-drug therapy to promote memory retention. The SimpleC therapy, which is delivered via an interactive flat-panel monitor,  is specifically tailored for each individual utilizing familiar images, music and voices from a resident’s own life to stimulate and help retain memories of important people and key events.

Sycamore Springs Senior Living Community is owned by The Ocoee Foundation, which also owns Hillview Health and Rehab Center and Hermitage Health Center in Elizabethton.  All three of the facilities are just a short drive from Johnson City and Bristol, Tenn.

“The quality of assisted living and memory care that will be provided at Sycamore Springs is unrivaled in the Tri-Cities area,” said Rhonda Mitchell, executive director. “Seniors and their loved ones will find a safe, attentive and homelike atmosphere, with a high level of design and professional care. We are so privileged to be setting a new bar in quality care for seniors in Bristol and Johnson City, Tenn.,” Mitchell said.

Sycamore Springs will provide stimulating activities program, designed to meet residents physical, social, intellectual and spiritual needs, along with large multipurpose rooms for games and activities, and a private dining room where residents can visit with family members and guests for dinner.

Additional amenities include:

  • 24-hour-a-day access to a caring and compassionate staff,

  • personal needs assistance (i.e. bathing, grooming and dressing),

  • regular health checks,

  • medication supervision and administration,

  • housekeeping and linen services,

  • transportation for medical appointments and for church or other personal errands,

  • a beauty/barber shop with a licensed hairdresser,

  • as well as free Wi-Fi for all residents and visiting family members.

"We are looking forward to joining the local healthcare community in serving the Tri-Cities’ senior population,” says Bryan Cook, Vice President of Cleveland, Tenn.-based Legacy Senior Services, which will manage Sycamore Springs. “Our mission is to serve the ‘Greatest Generation of Americans’ with honor, respect, faith and integrity,” Cook says.

“We can’t wait for the new location to officially open. We especially look forward to having all of our special guests on hand at the ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 3 as we commemorate this special occasion for the Tri-Cities region,” says Cook.