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As published in Toledo Business Journal - June 1, 2018

Trilogy’s Village Center design will be used at the Tiffin community

Trilogy’s Village Center design will be used at the Tiffin community

Trilogy planning $14.5M Tiffin project

Trilogy Health Services, a healthcare company in the Midwest that operates over 100 senior health communities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan, is investing an estimated $14.5 million into a 92 bed, 58,092 square foot senior living community on a 7.7-acre parcel of land at the corner of US 224 and Shaffer Park Drive in Tiffin.

Construction is expected to begin this spring, with an anticipated opening date in 2019. The new community will include 23 assisted living beds, 51 skilled nursing beds, and 18 memory care beds. The project is being developed by Conficare and the architect is Joel Turner Gano, AIA.

Brittany Hanson, communications specialist at Trilogy, said, “Our new community in Tiffin is designed to exceed the expectations of community seniors, as well as their loved ones. As a Trilogy Senior Living Community, our newest development will not only offer a wide range of care options, it will offer a customizable lifestyle; one where each resident is empowered to spend their days doing what makes them happy. At Trilogy, we understand that just because someone may need a little extra help, they haven’t lost that trademark spark that makes them special. It’s our goal to celebrate the uniqueness of each person we serve, and to create a place they are proud to call home.”

The new community, according to Hanson, will include landscaped, gated courtyards, cozy common areas, dining rooms filled with natural light, and a variety of floor plans to choose from. And, in keeping in line with its other communities across the Midwest, it will be staffed with caregivers, nurses, chefs, and activities professionals who all share one central purpose – to enrich the lives of the people they serve.

“We will be offering a full continuum of senior health and hospitality services, including skilled nursing, assisted living, long-term care, outpatient therapy, short-term rehab, respite care, and memory care services. All of our services will be delivered by highly trained professionals, and will be adjusted based on each individual’s needs and abilities,” said Hanson. “Our memory care services will be delivered in an area of our campus designed to cater to those with memory loss – our Legacy Lane. Here, our staff is specially trained on the latest caregiving techniques, which emphasize providing care based on each person’s unique needs and personal histories. Our Daily Rhythms programming will provide every resident opportunities throughout the day to exercise their minds and bodies, and to socialize with others. Activities will be offered on a set schedule, which decreases the anxiety often tied to memory loss.”

Hanson also noted that in addition to offering clinical services, Trilogy takes pride in providing a lifestyle that each resident can make their own and the residents will be able to pursue their passions, discover new hobbies, and continue to learn.

Trilogy will also host events designed to include friends and family, such as Sunday brunches, happy hours, and summer barbecues.

“Through our Live a Dream program, our residents will also be given the opportunity to live out their lifelong dreams, whether that includes flying in the cockpit of a plane, reuniting with a long lost friend, or even taking a once-in-a-lifetime trip. All of these programs are part of our Trilogy Service Standards, which serve as the foundation for all aspects of life at every Trilogy community,” said Hanson.

According to the US Census Bureau, between 2015 and 2060, the US population over 65 years of age is projected to more than double from 47.8 million to 98.1 million people. As the number of seniors in the US grows, according to Hanson, so will their need for senior living services.

“It is our goal to meet those needs in our communities. Our new community in Tiffin will empower seniors who may need extra assistance to continue leading rich and full lives. The search for a senior living community can be difficult. At Trilogy, it’s our goal to build communities that make it easy for seniors and their loved ones to make the right choice,” said Hanson. “Thanks to our new community in Tiffin, more caregivers will carry less weight on their shoulders, and more seniors will be safe, comfortable, and happy.”

The development of this community will also bring a wide range of jobs to the area. Those who pursue a career at Trilogy’s campus, according to Hanson, will enjoy all the perks of being a Trilogy employee, which include great benefits, competitive wages, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of others.

“At Trilogy, we believe that if we treat our employees like royalty, they will in turn treat our customers like royalty,” said Hanson.

The facility is the first development for the 60-acre commercial site annexed by the City of Tiffin in 2017. Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz said the project has been the catalyst for major improvements in the area, which in turn will bring additional businesses to the site. “We are excited to welcome a quality company like Trilogy to Tiffin,” he said. “Their investment is also helping to develop the entire site.”

Trilogy’s vice president of development, Peter Massey, said, “We are excited to move forward with this project in Tiffin and Seneca County. Everyone at the City of Tiffin, the Seneca Industrial & Economic Development Corp., and Reichle Klein has been great to work with, and we love the community.”