LiveWell on the Mountain
Folks at Home and Arcadia at Sewanee have joined in sponsoring a major new initiative to enable older adults to age in place here. The new program, LiveWell on the Mountain, is being offered to healthy independent-living residents in the Sewanee and Monteagle area through Blakeford Senior Life, the Nashville based not-for-profit parent of the Blakeford at Green Hills continuing care retirement community founded in 1996. It will be an extension of the successful LiveWell By Blakeford program in the Nashville area.
LiveWell on the Mountain was introduced to guests at a reception held on April 28 at the Sewanee Inn where George Elliott, Chair of Arcadia at Sewanee, Craig Stubblebine, President of Folks at Home, and David Shipps, the University’s Vice President of Economic Development and Community Relations, each welcomed this new service to the Mountain. While there are no legal ties between these entities and LiveWell, Arcadia at Sewanee and Folks at Home played leading roles in establishing the connection with LiveWell.
Brian Barnes, President and CEO of Blakeford Senior Life, and Jane Kelley, Executive Director of LiveWell By Blakeford, presented information on the company and, specifically, the features and benefits of the LiveWell’s aging in place program. Historically, the choice for healthy older adults who want a plan in place has been either to relocate to a community where life care is an option, or to stay at home and depend on the provisions of a long-term care insurance plan. LiveWell offers a third option that includes a Folks at Home membership and, among other services, personalized care coordination, wellness programs, transportation to essential services, home care assistance, and, when necessary, priority access to the Blakeford residential communities.
LiveWell will be offering additional information sessions on May 24 in Sewanee. If you are interested in attending and/or learning more about LiveWell on the Mountain, please contact Jane Kelley at <jane.kelley@blakeford> or (615) 665-0694.