During the best years of their life, countless seniors and their families are exploring alternative housing and health care options. A Continuum of Care Retirement Community, often referred to as a CCRC, is an excellent choice for many. The benefits of choosing a CCRC are numerous and include a full spectrum of senior living options.
By choosing a CCRC like Shannondale, seniors join a vibrant community with a wealth of amenities. Families find peace in knowing that they have a plan for the future and will never have to search for senior living options again. Residents can move seamlessly from independent living homes or apartments to options offering a higher level of care as needed. WellPark at Shannondale even offers on-site rehabilitation care in Knoxville. With a full care spectrum, residents can rest assured that they have found a wonderful new home with a caring team of employees that treat residents like their own family members.
Shannondale, located in Knoxville and Maryville, consistently delivers high-quality care across their CCRC categories known as Circles of Care. The Circles of Care include independent living (which includes both private residences and The Lodge at Shannondale, our luxury apartments), assisted living, health care center, and WellPark Rehabilitation. It enables residents to receive the level of care they need, when they need it, all within the same community.
There are many aspects that make Shannondale an excellent choice for seniors and their families—and it’s not only that we’re a CCRC—we’re also located in a highly desirable area of the country and state.
Here’s why seniors are choosing East Tennessee…
1. Natural, Scenic Beauty
East Tennessee is inspiring and peaceful since it’s set against the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains and is home to the nation’s most-visited national park. It’s also dotted with sparkling rivers and lakes. Our residents enjoy the fresh, mountain air and the landscaping on our campuses that provides flowering trees and plants. Through Shannondale’s social programs, residents also take trips to visit fun locales – like historic Cades Cove that boasted lovely fall foliage (pictured below).
2. Access to a Wealth of Activities in Knoxville and Maryville
Whether enjoying delectable, Appalachian-inspired cuisine, shopping, enjoying golf or visiting the ample attractions, there’s never a lack of activities to choose from. Knoxville is the third-largest city in Tennessee and Shannondale’s Knoxville campus is located just a short drive from the bustling downtown area with award-winning restaurants, hair salons, retail stores and more. About 30 minutes outside of Knoxville is our Maryville campus located just down the street from the quaint, downtown area. Smaller in size than Knoxville, Maryville offers a small-town feel while still providing access to delicious dining, wineries, breweries and a greenway that’s perfect for walking or riding bikes.
3. Low Cost of Living
Tennessee residents also enjoy a low cost of living. According to World Population Review, Tennessee has a housing index of 72.5 which is the fifth-lowest in the country. This means housing is more affordable. In addition, Tennessee has no state income tax and property taxes are low.
4. World Class Hospitals and Health Care Options
Knoxville is home to four modern in-patient and out-patient hospitals including the top-ranked University of Tennessee Medical Center. In Maryville, our residents have Blount Memorial Hospital nearby with over 300 physicians. The families of our residents are provided with peace of mind that their loved ones have numerous medical facilities and top-notch doctors within a variety of specialties nearby to ensure the best possible care when required.
With all these benefits, it’s no wonder that more people are choosing to move to Tennessee. In fact, U-Haul’s migration growth data shows it’s the most moved-to state.
We understand that finding your place to call home is a big decision so we encourage you to contact us and come a take a tour. And in the meantime, learn more about the benefits of our CCRC model in this brochure and see what each of our Circles of Care can offer.