Up early for the eight-and-a-half hour-drive from New Smyrna Beach, FL to Rock Hill, SC. Here we were checking out another ACTS community, Park Pointe Village. It was established in 2000, and taken over by ACTS in 2005.
Since we arrived when the marketing staff would not be available, we were met by one of the residents, Boyd G, and his wife Sally. We were given a very informative tour, with the advantage of getting the official spiel and the perspective of a current resident.
|This was the first gated ACTS community we had seen|
|First view of Park Pointe Village|
|A typical hallway|
|Club room; jigsaw puzzles in progress on the counter to the left|
|The dining room that serves lunch and dinner with table service|
|The "coffee shop" next to the mailroom has|
beverages available 24/7
|The library reading room (there is another room of books on shelves)|
|The community room|
|A large needlepoint tapestry done|
by a former resident
|Gazebo on the pond with a quarter-mile walkway around it|
|One of the duplex villas|
For now Oakbridge assisted living apartments are in a wing of the main building, and Willowbrooke skilled nursing is in a separate building. Park Pointe Village is planning an expansion in the next few years, and the current Willowbrooke building will add several floors and will house both Oakbridge and Willowbrooke, plus independent living apartments. That building will then be connected to the main building.
We had dinner with Boyd and Sally, and another couple. We were shown two apartments (everyone has a balcony), including the apartment of our hosts. Boyd showed us their den, which has been turned into a model train layout!
|Computerized HO model train layout! (KSS)|
The closest major airport is Charlotte Douglas International/CLT, 27 miles away.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
We left early for an eight hour-drive from Rock Hill, SC to Washington, DC to have an "light" dinner at the Farmers Fishers Bakers Restaurant managed by Erich.
|Eclectic interior of Farmers Fishers Bakers|
|A view towards the bar|
|Erich and Kent|
|Crunchy tuna sushi roll|
|Gardener's Campari Pizza|
|Sign at Washington Harbour|