By Carolyn Marnon – Originating from a Christian commitment of service, the mission of National Church Residences is to provide high quality care, services and residential communities for all seniors. One such community is here in Wayne, Wayne Tower, 35200 Sims. These convenient and comfortable apartment homes are for older adults aged 55 and over or if under 55, mobility impaired.
Established in 1976, Wayne Tower is always seeking new residents to fill its 154 units. If you or someone you know is looking for a senior residence, there will be an Open House on Wednesday, March 28, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Come in to take a tour, enjoy some light refreshments and learn more about this community here in Wayne.
Each apartment has a living room, kitchen, bedroom (or two) and bathroom. The bathrooms have emergency pull cords that sound an alarm to both EMS and Guardian Alarm if a resident is in distress. Residents can control their own heating and cooling, and apartments are cable-enabled. A fresh coat of paint is given to each residence before a tenant moves in. There is no smoking allowed.
On the ground floor is a community room with large round tables to relax at, snack and pop machines, and a large 50 inch flat screen TV on the wall that residents were able to raise the funds for. Residents are able to enjoy movie night as well as enjoy the morning news while drinking coffee at the morning coffee hour.
An in-house Services Coordinator helps residents with various needs. She can make housekeeping appointments, doctors appointments and arrange transportation to visit doctors and go grocery shopping.
Meals on Wheels makes deliveries to Wayne Tower Monday through Friday. The facility also has game nights and time for arts and crafts. Residents can volunteer to serve at the snack table available outside the recreation room where assorted snacks and drinks are sold to raise money for activities. The recreation room has a piano, a pool table and a small library of books.
Locked mailboxes are in the lobby for delivery of US postal mail. If a package is too large for the locked box, a note is left on the box that the package is being held in the office. Fed Ex and UPS delivers packages directly to a resident’s door.
This independent living facility does have a manager who lives on-site.
One thing I can tell you-this site is secure. Once you go through the front doors, there is a little vestibule where you will need to dial up to the room you are visiting or to the office to be let in to the main lobby. One warning-there is no click sound or buzzer to let you know a door has been unlocked for you to enter. Once you have been acknowledged as having business at Wayne Tower, you should be able to walk through the doors.
Again, the Open House is Wednesday, March 28, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Go see for yourself what Wayne Tower has to offer or just satisfy your curiosity about what seems like the “skyscraper” of Wayne.