|Sea View complex opening date on target|
|Written by Marge Woodfin, Pilot staff writer|
|May 22, 2010 06:00 am|
Sea View Senior Living Community, the new 135-unit retirement facility on Gerlach Lane at Highway 101, is ready to open June 1, right on target, and the first 42 residents are scheduled to begin moving in.
Theresa Dunn, Nelda and Jim Fuller show dining room at the new Sea View Senior Living Community off Highway 101 in Harbor. The Pilot/Marge Woodfin
The complex includes 45 independent living apartments, 55 assisted living apartments and accommodations for 35 residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Sea View executive director Jim Fuller and his wife, Nelda Fuller, the business office manager, and staff of 50 look forward to welcoming and serving the more than 135 retirees who will be residents when the facility is fully occupied.
Being an early resident will provide a substantial bonus for those who move into the complex within the first 60 days after opening. Those early birds will receive a $300 per month reduction in scheduled base rate for two years, and a guarantee that the scheduled base rate will not increase during their lifetime while residing at Sea View. All residents will receive a one-year prepaid Cal-Ore Life Flight insurance policy.
The Fullers, who have extensive experience in managing retirement communities, came from Ashland where they managed the Mountain View Assisted Living complex for 10 years.
Jim explained that when they chose to leave their earlier careers in the insurance business it was because they felt in their hearts that serving in a retirement community would provide an opportunity to give something back and to make a difference in the lives of others. Besides, it runs in the family. Jim’s parents are also in the residential retirement business.
In addition to the beautifully decorated apartments and rooms, Sea View offers a variety of common areas for residents to enjoy, including a café, a game room with pool table, a Coca Cola Room reminiscent of the 1950s with jukebox and popcorn, plus a full kitchen and free laundry rooms.
Provided utilities include cable, electricity, water, and trash pickup, plus individualized service plans for all assisted living and memory care residents, with residents monitored and updated every quarter of the year.
Jim Fuller noted that there are a number of meeting rooms and private dining areas that are available for the residents, and may also be used for special occasions, meetings, and conferences by local residents and organizations.
A grand opening celebration is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, when the public will have an opportunity to view the extensive luxurious accommodations, grounds and public areas.
In the meantime, a private tour may be arranged by contacting the Fullers at 541-469-4500.