Wallick Completes New, Innovative Memory Care Community
With one person developing Alzheimer's every 65 seconds in the U.S., the need for memory care is great. However, with the cost of memory care so high, the need for affordable memory care is even greater.

Recently, Wallick wrapped up construction on its first affordable memory care community, The Grove at Oakleaf Village of Columbus. This $7.1 million facility can support up to 56 residents and is composed of four neighborhoods designed to accommodate seniors as they progress through the stages of dementia. Each acuity-based neighborhood features a living room, open kitchen, sun room, dining area, secured courtyard, and nine master suites.

In addition to secured spaces that ensure residents' safety and comfort, each caregiver at The Grove will have 40 hours of specialized training with a certified dementia practitioner. The community's program manager, Tammie Dillon, is also a trained virtual dementia tour facilitator. This experience allows her to conduct simulated episodes to educate staff on the physical and mental challenges that impact The Grove's residents.

Wallick is working hard to bring innovative solutions to our seniors, first in the form of affordable assisted living, and now affordable memory care. While many developers build communities that are amenity rich, which supports their premium price positioning, Wallick focuses on delivering great care with meaningful amenities, at a value price point. We believe this is meeting a significant unmet need and aligns with our mission of Opening doors to homes, opportunities and hope.

Wallick's Development Team Announces Change
It's Wallick's pleasure to announce that John Leonard has taken leadership of the company's development team, in addition to our construction team.

Andrew Piletz Joins Wallick as Director of Marketing, Senior Living
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.

It's one more answer to the question, "Why Wallick?"