New $1.4 million senior living home opening on 39-acre campus in Brewster – Massillon Independent

BREWSTER – A senior living center in the village has added a seafaring-themed home to its campus.

Brewster Parke senior living center’s newest and fifth residence is called Lighthouse Bay and aims to give residents a feel of the Chesapeake Bay. The nearly $1.4 million home rests on a 39-acre campus at 360 Wabash Ave. N.

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“We want to make people feel like they have an at-home setting, rather than being institutionalized,” said Lisa Byer, executive director and residential care facility administrator at Brewster Parke.

Lighthouse Bay is to begin housing residents on or about Dec. 1.

The new home features a nautical-themed common area that includes cozy furniture and a side bar, which is setup for residents to grab a cup of hot coffee or tea, in addition to an adult beverage. A wooden ski boat brought in from West Virginia is the centerpiece of the area.

Three innkeepers are being hired to assist at Lighthouse Bay, said Byer, adding that the home had two people preparing to move in, as of Monday afternoon.

Décor at Lighthouse Bay from eastern shore boat shop

Much of the décor throughout Lighthouse Bay was acquired from a boat shop in Maryland, Byer said. Some items are model sailboats and wall art. A small lighthouse is positioned outside.

The single-story, 16-suite facility is geared toward couples, said Sally Rousch, marketing director for Brewster Parke, but single clients are also welcome.

RBS General Contracting of Tuscarawas Township was the contractor for the project. Construction started in May and concluded late last week.

The facility is private-pay for folks who need additional living assistance, Byer said. All rooms are handicap accessible with motorized beds. They also have a shower, kitchenette and outdoor patio.

About Brewster Parke senior living center

Lighthouse Bay is part of the Brewster Parke campus that includes the Henry Inn, Dolley Madison House, Jefferson Lodge and Franklin Hall, in addition to multiple apartments. Residents are offered myriad of care, such as independent living, catered living, assisted living and skilled rehabilitation services.

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Monthly rent at Lighthouse Bay runs between $3,500 and $5,000, depending on the amount of care needed by individual clients, Byer said. The rental rate includes three meals per day, housekeeping, nursing care, laundry service and all utilities, such as phone, television and internet service.

Brewster Parke also has a standalone, on-site hair and beauty shop and pharmacy.

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The approximately 200 people who live on the campus are tucked behind the main road in the village. They are surrounded by a wooded area that has walking and biking trails.

David Childs is the owner of Brewster Parke, which is where he resides.

Anyone interested in living at Brewster Parke should call 330-767-7420.

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