By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013
The veteran management team of Prairie Rose includes Managers Louis and Debbie Shahin, Co-Managers Gina and Ken Hull, and Community Sales Leader Debby Blair.
Prairie Rose is a holiday retirement community located at 74th Street and Riverside in Tulsa, and is for anyone 55 years or older looking for an independent retirement lifestyle with everything included in one affordable monthly payment.
“Our all-inclusive, month-to-month rental agreement truly simplifies everything,” said Manager Louis Shahin. Prairie Rose does not charge residents a buy-in fee or require anyone to sign a long-term lease; it’s all done on a month-to-month basis. You can move out whenever you choose with 30 days notice, but most of the residents at Prairie Rose choose to stay for years.
The Prairie Rose management team consists of Managers Louis and Debbie Shahin, Co-Managers Ken and Gina Hull, and Community Sales Leader Debby Blair. Each is a veteran in their field, and the entire staff works hard to make each resident’s retirement living really simple and satisfying.
The affordable monthly “rent” payment includes taking care of most of the details of life so residents can enjoy pursuing other interests. Just imagine: no more cleaning or grocery shopping, and no more mowing or other yard work. You are also provided three delicious and nutritious, chef-prepared “from scratch” meals each day served in a lovely dining room. Each meal offers several menu options. Residents agree that the home-cooked breakfast, , and the beautiful dining room is one of the first things you notice when you enter the front door.
In addition, your all-inclusive lease includes paid cable TV and all utilities (except phone); two sets of live-in management teams who are available 24/7; lots of fun and enriching activities; transportation to appointments or to run errands; weekly housekeeping and linen services; on-site complimentary laundry facilities; billiards, library and exercise rooms; and an on-site beauty salon and barber shop. Each suite includes a kitchenette with sink, cupboards and refrigerator with freezer, and each has individually controlled heating and air conditioning. An emergency response system is monitored around the clock, and there’s always a manager on hand for assistance if needed. The monthly fee also includes property taxes, housing insurance, maintenance, entertainment and much more.
“Think of the peace of mind you or a loved one will find knowing that Prairie Rose’s independent living provides the same services as assisted living – at about half the price,” said Debby Blair. “Our live-in manager provision is really uncommon in the senior living industry.” Three pull-cords are accessible in each suite to activate a manager’s pager in the event of an emergency. Pets may also reside with their owners at Prairie Rose.
There are 300-plus Holiday Touch retirement communities across the United States and Canada, and residents of Prairie Rose may stay at any site for a week at a time – at no additional charge. It’s like having your own time share, but for free. Some residents have vacationed utilizing this holiday retirement service along their route. Meals and other amenities are included as well, just like when you’re at home. Those wanting to enjoy this service must make reservations in advance through the company’s reservations department.
If you or a loved one is looking for a magical community lifestyle and want to make your retirement years worry-free as you embrace life, give Prairie Rose a call or drop by for a visit and tour. The management team looks forward to meeting you.
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.