HUGHESVILLE - Wolf Run Village Assisted Living, 3750 Route 220, is a new senior living community that opened its doors Dec. 1, 2009.
The facility is owned by Sterlyn and Carol May, who for the past 25 years also have owned Fernwood Manor, a personal care facility in Lake Township, Luzerne County.
Facility manager Heather Grove-Hoover said Wolf Run Village is a full-time assisted living community that can accommodate 80 residents.
"The facility was designed for the comfort and well-being of our residents in mind," said Grove-Hoover. As of July, Wolf Run had 20 residents and 13 employees, including three cooks and a cosmetologist.
Wolf Run has four wings, lettered A through D, with sunrooms and porches at the end of each wing.
"The residents enjoy having their family and visitors in the sunroom to feel more at home," Grove-Hoover said.
Each room has a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator and microwave. All rooms have bathrooms, although only some have showers. There is a common shower on each wing, and each wing offers two types of showers in each room.
The residents also have access to two outdoor fenced-in courtyards so they can enjoy the weather, Grove-Hoover said.
The residents have 24-hour supervision, but are free to come and go as they please, Grove-Hoover said.
The families will sign residents in and out when they take them out of the building. Between wings A and B, Sterlyn May installed exercise equipment from Playworld Systems in Lewisburg, which Grove-Hoover said the residents love.
The residents share a common living room where they gather before meals to chat or watch television, she added. They have three meals a day in the common dining room, which is a restaurant-style dining area.
Each Thursday and Friday, the residents can get their hair cut and nails done in the barber-beauty shop, Grove-Hoover said.
Grove-Hoover said there are a number of activities for the residents, including movie nights, ice cream socials, sing-a-longs and tea parties. The facility also hosts parties to celebrate the residents' birthdays.
Grove-Hoover said on St. Patrick's Day, the residents were entertained by The Konkle Quartet of Montoursville, and on another visit, a jazz band performed for them.
Wolf Run has fully licensed practical nurses, who monitor and administer medications and see that they get the day-to-day care they need. Residents also have "Wanderguard" bracelets for their own safety and to assure they do not wander off the facility alone, said Grove-Hoover, who added that at this time, Wolf Run is the only known community with these bracelets.
According to Grove-Hoover, the East Lycoming area had no other assisted living communities, only nursing homes.
The Mays said they drove through the area and saw a big piece of land and knew they had to do something with it. Grove-Hoover also pointed out that Wolf Run has state-of-the-art security and safety systems.
She said the price of the rooms range from $2,200 to $3,100 per month, depending on which room is chosen and if it is private or semi-private.
For more information, call 584-0101.