Last year in May, 2014 Willow Valley Communities celebrated the 30th anniversary of the first residents moving in to our earliest community, Manor. As we celebrated this milestone, it gave us the opportunity to reflect on our history as an organization, on what has sustained us and helped us—and the people who have chosen to live here—thrive.
Two themes stand out. First, we have always viewed our communities and our residents through a lens of possibility. We see our residents as being in the most potentially creative and generative phase of their lives. We see it as our responsibility to provide environments and programs that create a canvas on which they may create new masterpieces. Possibilities for them to continue to grow, learn and enjoy life to its fullest.
Related to this philosophy is an intentional approach to inspiration. We have cultivated a spirit of “agelessness” in our environments and programs, seeking excellence that extends beyond the sub-category of “excellence in senior living.”
We look to inspiration from all sources, not simply the senior living field. This approach has resulted in uncommon and award-winning elements to our communities—a world-class fitness and aquatics center, exemplary culinary services, impeccable grounds and so much more.
Our latest inspiration is The Clubhouse, a hub of intergenerational. The opportunities available to our residents at Willow Valley and the people we attract to our communities are reflections of our dual commitment to possibility and inspiration. That commitment has helped Willow Valley draw residents from 37 states. We invite you to be part of the journey.
John Swanson, President