WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A new community center is preparing to open in West Lafayette. This one, though, is a little unique. It's the newest venture by Homecare By Design and it will be a "Senior Community Without Walls."
Homecare By Design owner Traci Goudy stopped by News 18 Daybreak Monday to explain exactly what that means. Her business provides care in the home and she described it as "layering" in the care tailored to the individual and his or her family's needs. Goudy said she's been noticing a scary trend among seniors: they're living crisis to crisis and they need more help.
Sometimes, while getting care in the home they need a place where they can socialize and get education on important topics to help them maintain the quality of life they desire. They may not be interested in moving to a senior living or assisted living facility but they still want to be part of a community where they can enjoy similar services. That's where this new community center comes in.
"It's a dedicated gathering place. It will be a place for seminars, presentations and fun things. Socialization is important," said Goudy.
The "Senior Community Without Walls" is hoping to open to the public around the first of October, with a preview to Homecare By Design clients earlier. It's located in the Town Square Retail Center in West Lafayette, off Sagamore Parkway.
Goudy also said the center will have committees and will need volunteers to help everyone feel involved and a part of a community. Construction on the site is currently wrapping up and Goudy hopes they can move in by early September.
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