Friday, June 3, 2016

Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE (6/3/2016)

Friday, June 3, 2016
After a two-hour drive from Seaford, DE, we stopped for lunch at the Back Burner Restaurant in Hockessin, DE. Actually, instead of eating in the restaurant, we went to their To Go shop, which also had tables to sit and eat. We had the daily special of shrimp poboys.
A short ride to Cokesbury Village, another former Methodist retirement community, taken over by ACTS in 2010. The first view is a bit startling; a stark concrete highrise building with curving wings.
Cokesbury Village tower
Cokesbury Village is undergoing extensive renovations, of re-structured concrete balconies, remodeled auditoriums, new surface blocks on the terrace, and plans for a modern entrance, remodeled lobby, and re-modeled dining room. It was built in the 1970s, and the goal of the architect was to provide lots of natural light.
Cokesbury Village Tower lobby
Looking down to the lobby; it reminds us
of the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, FL
The atrium with the Stitch and Chat group in session
Hallway
There are no lounges, but there are seating areas everywhere.
Dining room with buffet for serving dinner only
Cokesbury Village also has a Country Store that sells basic foodstuffs, and two hot soups along with hot dogs.
They have a gift shop, beauty salon/barbershop, a large library, a cyber lounge (with someone to help learn to use the iPad and smartphone), a fitness room, a craft room with a pool table, and two auditoriums.
This auditorium also serves as the chapel
We were unable to get see the pool, as it is locked if a lifeguard is not on duty. The Wesley Wellness Center provided physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
The tower from the back and the start of one curving wing
A couple cottages; every style of cottage has the peaked roof
with vertical windows on one side and skylights on the roof.
Cokesbury Village has about 100 cottages, and a shuttle bus gathers those on the meal plan to bring them to the main building for dinner.
Extensive landscaped grounds with ponds and a gazebo
Outdoors, there is a bocce court and individual vegetable garden plots.
Our tour took us into two two-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom cottage. The assisted living apartments are on the lower levels, and the health care units are in a building attached to the south wing.

We left Cokesbury Village to travel the 6.5 miles to Country House in Wilmington, DE.

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