On Tuesday, The Ashford at Sturbridge in Hilliard, OH opened its doors to nearly 100 community members, residents, and business partners for its grand opening celebration. Several state and local officials were in attendance as well.
- Senator Stephanie Kunze, The Ohio Senate
- Congressman Steve Stivers, US House of Representatives, 15th District of Ohio
- Kevin Boyce, Franklin County Commissioner
- Mayor Don Schonhardt, City of Hilliard
After an official ceremony and ribbon cutting, guests were welcome to tour the new building and meet The Ashford at Sturbridge team.
The Ashford at Sturbridge is Wallick’s third affordable assisted living community. Located on the same campus as Sturbridge Green, one of Wallick’s affordable senior apartment communities, The Ashford at Sturbridge has 124 studio and one-bedroom suites and will serve as an affordable option for seniors in central Ohio searching for a value-driven community where they are not only cared for but cared about.
Check out Columbus Business First’s recent article about The Ashford at Sturbridge.
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.
It was going to take a lot more than chilly temps and drizzly rain to stop Wallick’s business partners from catching a first glimpse of The Ashford at Sturbridge, the Company’s latest affordable assisted living community.
Over 50 guests eagerly arrived at Sturbridge last Thursday for the Community’s first event since Wallick broke ground last October. A new addition to one of Hilliard, Ohio’s many suburban neighborhoods, The Ashford at Sturbridge resides on the same campus of Wallick’s affordable apartment community for seniors, Sturbridge Green.
Once complete, The Ashford at Sturbridge will offer 124 studio and one-bedroom suites and serve as an affordable option for seniors in central Ohio searching for a value-driven community where they are not only cared for, but cared bout.
Check out pictures from The Ashford at Sturbridge’s first event!
Meet Andrew, our new Director of Marketing for Senior Living. He leads the marketing and strategy for our senior living communities which includes: positioning, brand strategy, and lead generation.
Andrew joins Wallick Communities after spending eight years at Abbott Nutrition. In his previous role as Senior Brand Manager, Andrew led the direct marketing efforts for the Ensure and Glucerna brands. Andrew received a bachelor’s in international studies from The University of Mississippi, his MBA from The George Washington University, and teaches marketing at The Ohio State University. Andrew lives in New Albany, Ohio with his wife and three children.
The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Ohio Department of Aging, has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. This survey, conducted through face-to-face interviews with residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, assessed residents’ satisfaction with an array of subjects related to their care and everyday life.
The statewide average satisfaction score for assisted living facilities was 85.2 out of 100. With an overall score of 92.4, The Ashford on Broad ranked first among Columbus assisted living communities for resident satisfaction. In addition to overall satisfaction, the survey measured how well specific aspects of the facility met the residents’ needs and expectations. The attached image shows The Ashford on Broad’s scores for each aspect and how it compared to the statewide average.
The Ashford on Broad’s excellent ratings also placed the community in the top 10% of all assisted living communities in Ohio. Congratulations to the team members that made The Ashford on Broad one of the best care facilities in the state!
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.
Nearly 30 years ago Wallick redefined and raised the bar for senior living with the development of its assisted living communities, Oakleaf Village of Toledo and Oakleaf Village of Columbus. Those communities continue to thrive today, providing valued care and services to over 250 senior residents.
Now, Wallick Communities is extending its reach into the senior living market with a new value-driven product. Wallick is creating assisted living communities for seniors, regardless of their level of income.
“There is a significant, growing need for assisted living communities for seniors at all income levels. While the market is generally meeting the needs for seniors with means, there is a significant unmet need for most other seniors. We’re looking to fill that need,” said CEO Tom Feusse.
Wallick is already working on new developments around the Midwest to address this market. Look for more news in the near-term as these plans become reality.