By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: September 2010
Prairie Rose General Sales Manager Debby Blair, and Management Team David and Marilyn Nickerson and Candi and Richard Terry.
If you’re 55 or older, or if you have a friend or loved one of this age, Prairie Rose Independent Retirement Living might be just what you’re looking for. Prairie Rose offers independent living for seniors who want an independent, “holiday” lifestyle.
Prairie Rose is a picturesque retirement community on Riverside Drive in Tulsa. With its beautiful, landscaped grounds that feature mature trees and large beds of prairie roses, the community is one of the 313 properties across the United States and Canada owned by Holiday Retirement. For over 40 years, Holiday has been providing seniors with the independent, carefree lifestyle they’ve earned. If you – or your friend or loved one – can imagine no more cooking, cleaning, mowing, or even driving, visiting Prairie Rose is a must.
Imagine one affordable, all-inclusive monthly fee that will take care of all the details of your life: three delicious, chef-prepared meals served in a restaurant-style dining room each day, weekly housekeeping and linen service, complimentary shuttle service, access to fitness equipment, and a full calendar of life-enriching programs and activities. The monthly fee covers all utilities (except telephone), property taxes, maintenance, food costs, entertainment and cable TV, yard care and maintenance, and so much more.
Live-in managers are really rare in the senior living industry. At Prairie Rose, you get not just one manager, but two couples who are live-in co-managers. David and Marilyn Nickerson and Richard and Candi Terry give Prairie Rose residents and their families great comfort and peace of mind knowing that the management team is available any time, day or night. Plus, each suite has three pull cords that activate a manager’s pager in the event of an emergency.
There is no buy-in fee or long-term lease to sign when you choose to live at Prairie Rose. “It’s important to our residents that they have a sense of freedom,” says Richard. “Therefore, we require no long-term commitment.” All suites are rented on a month-to-month basis. You can stay one month, many months, or many years. The only requirement is that you notify management 30 days prior to moving out.
Here’s another pleasant surprise to many when they visit Prairie Rose: management believes in the life-affirming power of pets, furry companions, and creatures of the sea, and all are welcome to live with their masters at Prairie Rose.
“We call our meals breakfast, dinner and supper,” says Candi, “because the noon meal is our biggest of the day.” Residents agree that the cuisine at Prairie Rose is truly exceptional. A professionally trained chef prepares three delicious meals from scratch every day. A friendly wait staff serves meals in the comfortable, restaurant-style dining room, and the resident co-managers assist at every meal by pouring coffee for residents who desire it.
Prairie Rose residents may also vacation free at any of the other 300-plus Holiday Retirement locations, where they will enjoy the same all-inclusive lifestyle they experience at Prairie Rose – at no additional expense. Suite, meals, and other amenities are theirs to enjoy while they’re away from home.
Living is great at Prairie Rose. Suffice it to say that it offers a special feeling of kinship. If you think you would appreciate that magical combination of joyful neighbors embracing life, a friendly staff that goes out of their way to make each day special, and a comfortable environment where you know that you’re right where you belong, pick up the phone or visit the Prairie Rose website now.
On Wednesday, September 15, Prairie Rose will host a seminar on “SoonerCare and Veterans Benefits” at 10:30 a.m. Topics will include SoonerCare and veterans benefits qualification rules and recent changes. Benefit planning attorney David Carpenter will be on hand to answer any questions. Please reserve your spot by calling (918) 495-3600.
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.