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Fairview Place wins state award

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Fairview Place Senior Living in Carrollton received the 2013 Excellence In Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.  The award was presented during the association’s annual Conference in Louisville on May 15.

To celebrate the award, Fairview Place will be hosting a “Community Celebration Day” on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about the award winning programs and services provided by the staff of Fairview Place, 433 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

The award is presented to an assisted living community that demonstrates involvement in areas that include volunteer roles, educational efforts, and similar activities. The award is the highest award presented to an assisted living community by the association.

Chet Mitchell, executive director of Fairview Place, has managed three assisted living communities in Kentucky and each of these communities has won the KALFA Excellence In Civic Involvement Award. Mitchell is the only executive director in the state to have this distinction. In a news release, officials said Mitchell and his staff work hard to provide outstanding services and programs while keeping the residents connected to the local community. 

During the past year, the residents and staff have participated in several community service projects.  These projects have included collecting back-to-school supplies for local school children, collecting supplies for the local animal shelter, and making pillows for the Ronald McDonald House in Louisville. The staff and residents also have worked hard at stuffing nearly 10,000 Easter Eggs for the Family Worship Center Easter Egg hunt.

As an active member of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, the staff and residents painted and assembled the centerpieces for the Chamber’s annual banquet. Fairview Place also hosts a “Chamber After Hours Event” in the courtyard during National Assisted Living Week and sponsors lunch during the Chamber’s “Lunch and Learn Program.” Mitchell is president-elect of the Chamber and serves on several local committees.

During the past year, Fairview Place has partnered with the National Institute on Aging with their “Go4Life Campaign” and opened a fitness center for residents.  The “Go4Life Campaign” is a senior focused exercise program that encourages seniors to “get up and get moving.” To encourage on-going fitness, Fairview Place has placed mile markers in the building so residents and guests will know how many miles they have walked.  As a Partner of the NIA “Go4Life,” Fairview Place provides complimentary exercise manuals, DVDs and other health related educational materials to area seniors. Fairview Place staff routinely visits area Senior Citizen Centers and provides free educational programs and exercise materials.

Fairview Place also plays host to several events which include the annual Senior Derby Luncheon held in their courtyard.  The Senior Derby Luncheon provides an opportunity for area seniors to celebrate the Derby and enjoy a complimentary luncheon, tours, door prizes, special entertainment and a Derby Hat Contest. Fairview Place also hosted several senior organizations for lunches, as well as, providing space for their meetings.

As a resource for its residents and area seniors, Fairview Place provides educational seminars to promote successful aging.

For more information, call Chet Mitchell at (502) 732-7677.