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Heart of Service Spreads Holiday Joy at Ashford Communities

With the holidays can come joy and cheer, but also snow and frigid temperatures. And for that reason, Wallick’s volunteer committee, Heart of Service, devised a plan to keep The Ashfords’ senior residents warm and cozy this chilly season by organizing a blanket drive.

With the help of Wallick’s associates, Heart of Service collected 153 blankets for residents at two of the Company’s affordable senior living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington. Each blanket was packaged with a personalized card and gifted to residents at their community’s holiday party. Put on by The Ashfords’ staff members, both holiday bashes had a feast, music, support from Wallick associates, and of course a special appearance by Santa Clause.

Although the basic fleece blanket probably won’t make Amazon’s Hottest Holiday Gift Guide anytime soon, words can’t describe how delighted residents were to get a surprise gift from a friend at Wallick.

It just shows – no matter the gift, it’s the thought that always means the most. Thank you to everyone who donated.

Wallick’s Innovation of Affordable Senior Living Continues

What was once just a concept, has now become reality. In 2017 Wallick celebrated the grand openings of its first two affordable assisted living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington. In October, Wallick broke ground on its third affordable assisted living community, The Ashford at Sturbridge. Additional communities are being planned in Columbus, Cincinnati, Toledo, Dayton, Akron and Indianapolis.

Affordable assisted living is merely one opportunity within the realm of senior living that Wallick has turned its focus toward. In May, The company broke ground on its second memory care community, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. Premarketing of The Grove is now underway as the community is expected to open in July 2018.

The Ashfords Welcome Federal, State & Local Officials to Grand Openings

It’s been a busy month for Wallick as its newest assisted living communities, The Ashford on Broad and The Ashford of Mt. Washington, celebrated grand openings.   

The Ashford on Broad 

Nearly 75 attendees joined Wallick Communities on August, 22 at The Ashford on Broad for a ribbon cutting and open house.

Special guests included:

  • Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio 3rd District
  • Julie Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities
  • Mayor Kim Maggard, City of Whitehall
  • Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities
  • Zach Woodruff, City of Whitehall
  • Richard Winslow, Executive Director of The Ashford on Broad
  • Sue Zazon, Huntington Bank
  • Dr. Holly Holtzen, Ohio Housing Finance Agency

Formerly the Ramada Inn, The Ashford on Broad was adaptively transformed into a $10 million assisted living community for seniors of all incomes. It offers a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments with three unique housing options designed around a café, bistro and common areas. When fully occupied, The Ashford on Broad will create 70 full-time jobs within central Ohio.

The Ashford of Mt. Washington 

On August 24, The Ashford of Mt. Washington welcomed nearly 50 guests to its grand opening celebration.

Attendees included:

  • Ken Schroeder, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Guy Ford, Ohio Housing Finance Agency
  • Tom Feusse, CEO of Wallick Communities
  • Judy Schlagheck, Anderson Chamber of Commerce, Chair
  • Gay Boyce, Executive Director of The Ashford of Mt. Washington
  • Howard Wallick, Principal of Wallick Communities

Previously a 63,500 SF apartment building, The Ashford of Mt. Washington has been transformed into a $7 million assisted and independent living community for seniors of all incomes. The community offers a mix of studio and one-bedroom apartments as well as a café, bistro and common areas. When fully occupied, The Ashford of Mt. Washington will create 70 full-time positions in eastern Cincinnati, Ohio.