By Alison Stanton
Through her work as a sales specialist for Broadway Mesa Village, Lorri Hensley says people often assume that assisted living places can mirror images of each other.
“For our community, I always say, ‘First impressions are your best choice,’” Hensley says.
“When visitors tour our community, we are always putting our best foot forward to show them that wonderful first impression and letting them see for themselves how fun and active it is here.”
Pegasus Senior Living took over the management of the community almost three years ago, Hensley says, renaming it Broadway Mesa Village.
Broadway Mesa Village offers memory care as well as assisted living services. Memory care features nonstop care; dedication to residents with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s; movement and learning programs; Mediterranean brain-healthy dining; and a calm and secure environment.
Assisted living features 24-hour support, which provides peace of mind for residents and their loved ones; daily assistance that allows people to live independently; continuous health monitoring; dressing, bathing and dining services; and medication management.
Hensley says residents may choose from a variety of floor plan options, including studios and one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments with a walk-in shower, closet, screened porches and other features.
“Our building has been COVID-19-free; our courtyard just received a facelift; and we have the best activities department ever that plans themed events, meditation classes, walking, competitive bingo games and more,” Hensley says.
Hensley, who started working in senior living about eight years ago, says she is pleased by the number of referrals that come in from current residents’ friends and families.
“Besides the discounted rent special we have going on now upon move-in, residents love our team members because we treat them all like family. Small pets are welcome, too,” she says.
Hensley is also proud of the positive and upbeat atmosphere that residents and visitors alike experience at Broadway Mesa Village.
“We always remind our team that we work in the residents’ homes,” she says.
“The residents always like to be called by name when we see them in the halls, and we become one big happy family. Folks who tour see that atmosphere here, and it makes a difference.”