Springhouse Village of Collierville, TN
A Foster Active Living Community
Foster Senior Living’s newest community, Springhouse Village of Collierville, TN, began construction in July of this year. Located at the corner of Winchester and Sheain Porter Farms, Springhouse Village is “A Foster Active Living Community” that joins 12 other communities managed by the Fosters, including Hearthside Senior Living on Wolfe River Blvd. The new active senior living community will provide a unique opportunity to combine three types of senior living: independent living, assisted living, and memory care within walking distance of the neighborhood Porter Farms.
With an aging population in the United States, Collierville needs additional options for its residents in their senior years. This community will allow residents the ability to be as mobile and social as they want. Enhanced landscaping will make this community an enjoyable walking experience, and the planned courtyards will take advantage of the weather and growing season to provide a safe yet inviting outdoor experience for residents. Springhouse Village offers stress- and worry-free living for residents with varying degrees of ability and needs.
The Fosters have been providing high-quality, individualized care for more than 46 years. Our philosophy is “Fostering Exceptional Senior Living.” With this new location, we look forward to remaining a trusted resource for the area and helping families stay close to their loved ones,” said John Foster, President of Foster Senior Living. “My wife, Susan, and I have a combined total of 78 years serving seniors – serving seniors is our passion.”
John and Susan have a long reputation of providing exceptional care to the seniors they serve. They are well known in the health care communities and local markets as being committed to the following:
- Close involvement with the training and education of staff
- High-quality customer service
- Strong family involvement
- Overall commitment to exceptional home-like housing for the seniors they serve
Their reputation has proven that seniors can successfully live their later years in their communities rarely requiring a higher level of care. Residents live longer, happier lives because of the support they provide. Employees are paid well and achieve longevity within their organization, contributing to the high quality of care the Fosters have been able to provide. “Our goal is to help bring peace of mind and support to residents and their families through compassionate care in an environment where one feels comfortable, secure, and engaged in meaningful daily activities that enhance a sense of identity,” said Susan Foster, VP of Operations.
The 67 Assisted Living and 32 Memory Care apartments will allow for flexible and adaptable spaces to support Foster’s range of resident-tailored programming and activities. In keeping with Foster’s mission to champion quality of life for all seniors as well as to involve members of the local community, Springhouse Village will endeavor to search for the strongest leaders to manage their positions and will be closely supervising the community daily. “From day one, providing the highest quality of care is our top priority,” said John Foster, President of Foster Senior Living. “We will continue to innovate and strive for excellence to enrich the lives of our residents and look forward to bringing the Foster experience to more families.”
Expected to create 75 local jobs, the single-story community located at 1633 East Winchester Blvd is convenient to numerous health care facilities, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Springhouse Village of Collierville is 1.2 miles to Baptist Hospital via Shea road. Additional features include Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building; a dining program with nutritious meals prepared by the team of culinary professionals, using fresh, seasonal ingredients; senior-friendly interior design elements to support continued independence; and community pets as part of the Foster Active Living Community, to name a few.
The site was chosen specifically due to its direct access from Winchester Road. Visitors and residents will have easy access to the community. “We would like our family members to be within a 3-mile radius of our location, so the families can visit at the beginning and end of their workday. This would allow the families to reconnect with their loved ones on a daily basis, driving on streets that are not congested.”
In the Assisted Living community, one-bedroom apartments will have ample space for a queen-size bed and full-size furniture in the living room and bedroom, in lieu of studio-style apartments that exist in much of the area inventory – large enough for family/guests or grandchildren to stay overnight. “We truly want our residents to feel like they are living at home,” quoted Susan Foster. The Independent Living Villa community will be located on land adjacent to the Assisted Living Community. Its development is in the process of final stages before constructions begins. These ground-level villas will be leased homes for seniors 55 and up. Lush landscaping, walking paths with pocket neighborhoods, and a clubhouse will be just some of the key features to these villas. The villas will be 2-bedroom, 2-bath floor plans with one- and two-car garages.
1633 EAST WINCHESTER BLVD
COLLIERVILLE, TN 38017
HISTORY ON PORTER FARMS
As part of the second Chickasaw Session, the land which later became known as Porter Farms was by agreement between the Chickasaw Nation and the United States Government to remain
Chickasaw land. On April 5, 1836, William Crane purchased two sections, section ten and section three, from She Mi O Kay, a Chickasaw Indian. The transfer was for $2,400.00 andwas required to be approved by three individual Chickasaw Indian Chiefs. The land was developed into a farm by the Andrew Taylor and Charles R. Davis families. Two southern farm style homes were built on the property. The main house which stands today was occupied by Andrew Taylor. Andrew Taylor and his family built a second home, located approximately where Shea Road is today, for his daughter, who married Mr. Charles R. Davis. The Davis home burned to the ground.
John and Mary Locke Porter purchased the remaining home and farm in 1945 andmade it their home for the remainder of their lives. Theoriginal home and farm wereassociated with the Collierville community, a vibrant farming community. It faced both the railroad and Poplar Road, both routes from Collierville to Memphis.
ABOUT FOSTER SENIOR LIVING
Foster Senior Living, a Springfield, MO-based company, employs directly approximately 12 employees, and indirectly close to 600 employees and offers a full range of personalized senior living services, including Independent Living, Assisted Living, AND Memory Care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. Foster’s Senior Living services are delivered by team members who are trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of choice and protect the privacy of residents. To learn more about Foster Senior Living, please visit FosterSeniorliving.com.
Foster Senior Living
John Foster, 417.861.1718
Susan Foster, 417.848.9436