Its concept began 23 years ago in Southeastern Texas. But when Restoration Senior Living opens its newest senior community in Simpsonville in December, it will not only mark its second Upstate location but another expansion of a business that is catching on fast.
“We will be licensed for 100 residents and located on 9 acres near the heart of Simpsonville,” said Deidre Weaver, executive director for the Restoration Senior Living Simpsonville community. “This location will offer assisted living and memory care with several floor plans, all-inclusive pricing and easy access from Greenville, Mauldin and Fountain Inn.”
Offerings will include:
- Working with veterans and the Aid and Attendance Program;
- Individual care and support;
- In-house physical, occupational and speech therapy;
- Entirely wheelchair-accessible living;
- All natural scratch-made food;
- An area spotlighting Simpsonville history;
- Amenities including a beauty salon, outdoor grill area, chapel, bistro, putting green, butterfly gardens, library and movie theater room;
- Partnering with other health care agencies so residents may age in place.
But the main focus of Restoration Senior Living is its faith-based, family-oriented approach to community senior living.
“By meeting the spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs of our residents, we try to empower our seniors to embrace their twilight years,” Weaver said. “And with more than 200 combined years of team experience in ministry and the senior living industry, we are on a mission to restore senior care across our country.”
The Simpsonville site will be Restoration Senior Living’s 12th community since the launch of its original location in 2016 in Friendswood, Texas – and its second in South Carolina in less than two years.
“We just opened our first senior community here in Spartanburg, near Westgate Mall, in June 2021,” Weaver said. “But the need was so great, we quickly had to make plans for another Upstate site.”
With more than 54 million seniors in the United States, the need for senior living facilities is greater than ever before. The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care in Annapolis, Maryland, is projecting that the country will need more than 880,000 new senior-living facilities by 2030 and 986,000 by 2040. And the Census Bureau is projecting older adults to outnumber children by the year 2034 for the first time in U.S. history.
“With the baby boomers continuing to retire in the next few years, there is going to be a huge need for dedicated care for all seniors,” Weaver said. “Our communities, like the one coming to Simpsonville, will provide a large presence in the workforce, from management, nursing, direct care, housekeeping, maintenance, dietary and more.”
And right now, Restoration Senior Living communities are expanding to a total of 17 communities, either existing or planned, with a presence in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina, and soon in Tennessee.
“To me, it’s all about helping someone with their peace of mind,” Weaver said. “And I expect our new community in Simpsonville will be a great addition and asset for our residents and their families.”
To learn more, visit restorationsl.com.
By L. C. Leach III