Springhouse Village of Fayetteville, AR
A Foster Active Living Community
A new and exciting option for senior living is opening in Fayetteville. In early 2019, Springhouse Village will open its doors, providing exceptional senior living to Fayetteville and surrounding seniors.
Expected to create 75 local jobs, the single-story community is convenient to numerous health care facilities, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. The site was chosen specifically for its convenient access onto Crossover Road. Visitors and residents will have easy access to the community. “We would like our family members to be within a 7-mile radius of our location, so the families can visit at the beginning and end of their workday. This would allow the families to connect with their loved ones on a daily basis.”
The various styles of the 67 Assisted Living and 32 Memory Care apartments allow for flexible arrangements of furnishings. Community areas within the building have adaptable spaces to support Foster’s range of resident-tailored programming and activities. In keeping with the Fosters’ mission to champion quality of life for all seniors, they will endeavor to employ strong leaders in management positions and will closely supervise the community operations. “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.”
In lieu of studio-style apartments that exist in much of the area inventory, this Assisted Living community will feature one- and two-bedroom apartments with ample space for a queen-size bed and full-size furniture in the living room and bedroom – 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 community will also feature a dining program with nutritious meals using fresh, seasonal ingredients prepared by the team of culinary professionals. Also included are Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the building; senior-friendly interior design elements to support continued independence; and community pets as part of the Foster Active Living Community.
The Independent Living Villa community will be located in the village adjacent to the Assisted Living Community. Its development is in the of final stages of planning before constructions begins. These 34 ground-level villas will be leased homes for seniors 55 and up. Vista panoramic neighborhood views, lush landscaping, meandering 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.
The Fosters have been providing high-quality, individualized care for more than 46 years. Their philosophy is “Fostering Exceptional Senior Living.” With this new location, we look forward to remaining a trusted resource for the area, 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 community 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 residences for the seniors they serve
Their reputation has proven that seniors can successfully spend 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 mentored and achieve longevity within their organization, which contributes 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.
3434 CROSSOVER ROAD
FAYETTEVILLE, AR 72703
THE SPRINGHOUSE STORY
The land where the village is being built has a rich heritage and a well-known springhouse still located on the property. The old springhouse has been an important part of the Bailey Farm. The Baileys purchased the farm in the 1930s, during the depression. The farm has had very few owners and has come through times when there was war and hard work to be done. The old main house where the family lived is brick. Those bricks were made by hand using clay and water sourced at the little springhouse. Laundry was washed by hand at an adjacent washhouse. The washhouse concrete slab is still there. During these times the farm was supported through the sale of crops. Strawberries, grapes, corn, tomatoes, and beans were all grown and harvested to support the Bailey family and those who came during harvest time to pick. There was a bell at the back of the house that was used to call in the workers for lunch and a little time under a shady tree. Before returning to work, a drink from the cold spring water was a welcomed treat.
During war times, the farm was used as a military stopover. Soldiers would drink from the spring while staying there. Food was hidden under floorboards at the house because many of the soldiers would take what they could as they moved on and the family would be left without. You may remember a television mini-series, “The Blue and the Gray” from the 1980s. It was filmed on the farm depicting this time in history. For the Bailey family, water from the springhouse was used to water the family garden and was carried to the house for cooking and cleaning. When city water came to the area, the springhouse water was used for the garden alone. There has never been a time where the well in the springhouse has run dry. On many occasions the water overran the rock boundaries. It supplied plenty of water for all who needed it.
The Bailey family is proud to be a part of the Springhouse Community. Sisters Frances Bailey and Mildred Bailey Winborn worked hard as they grew up on the farm to make it the wonderful place it is today. Their lifelong dream was to keep the farm together and maintain the beauty it provides the northeast area of Fayetteville. The sisters feel Springhouse will be a beautiful addition to Fayetteville and look forward to making it their next home.
ABOUT FOSTER SENIOR LIVING
Foster Senior Living, a Springfield, MO-based company, presently has 14 employees working in their home office as well as in regional locations. They oversee close to 600 additional employees throughout various communities and offer a full range of personalized senior living services, including Independent Living Villas, 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, 417.877.1717
Susan Foster, 417.877.1717