Gillette, WY Senior Living Options
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In Gillette, WY, the wealth of living opportunities for seniors can help make their golden years truly golden. Several communities place an emphasis not only on quality health care, but living life as well.
Primrose Retirement Communities
Primrose Retirement Community puts a premium on giving their senior residents an unforgettable experience, building around a simple, three-word motto: This is living! And if you take one look around, you’ll see why that saying fits it so well.
The Gillette facility features quality independent and assisted-living arrangements. Seniors living on their own enjoy one- or two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens, free laundry facilities, home-cooked meals provided daily and more.
“We have 80 apartments with 40 of them being independent living. We have a huge facility, indoor parking, a movie theater, pub – it's an awesome building,” says Executive Director John Chick.
He adds that many residents lead active lifestyles that they can more fully enjoy at Primrose.
“We have people here who decided they didn't want to shovel snow at home. They have their own apartments here and do their own cooking. We have people here who go golfing. It makes it less stressful for family members and residents to not have to go straight from home to assisted living,” he says.
For those who do need assisted-living arrangements, services include 24-hour nursing, three home-cooked meals a day, free transportation services, wellness programs, weekly housekeeping and laundry services, and hospice care.
Bee Hive Homes of Gillette
Bee Hive Homes of Gillette takes a unique approach to assisted living. The facilities house 15 or 16 beds, important because, as owner/administrator Bruce Fenton says, the smaller buildings allow close, personal relationships to develop between residents as well as the staff.
"It's such a home setting that you become personally attached to them. You become someone's friend. They want somebody who cares about their individual needs. Nobody out there can compete in the quality of care that we offer. Our seniors get perfect care," Fenton says.
Assisted-living services include private rooms, 24-hour staffing, dietician-approved home-cooked meals, individual and group activities, housekeeping services and more.
Those who come to Pioneer Manor long-term care facility will be happy to find themselves in caring and capable hands.
Residents of Pioneer Manor enjoy a private or semi-private room and have access to an abundance of services including a staff of physicians, a dietary department that provides nutritious home-cooked meals, rehabilitative therapies, social, recreational and educational activities, and more. An abider program is also available.
Campbell County Senior Center
Campbell County Senior Center's slogan – the age of celebration – is spot on.
Health and wellness programs range from yoga classes to chair exercises and healthy cooking demonstrations every quarter. Even bowling and tennis are available by way of the center’s Nintendo Wii. Crafting time is available for painting, ceramics and quilting with qualified instructors. Other monthly activities are available.
Meals are served Monday through Friday, usually at noon. Guests under age 60 are welcome to join seniors for meals at a cost of $7.
The Cottonwood Terrace apartments provide quality housing for low-income seniors.