Aberdeen Heights threw a celebration for its grand opening on April 24. From left: Scott Polzin, executive director of Aberdeen Heights; Rev. Howard Gleason, vice chair, board of trustees; Bruce Shogren, president and CEO; Rena Hale, resident; Dan Harris, chair, board of trustees; and Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell.
photo by Bill Burckhalter
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April 27, 2012Aberdeen Heights, the area's newest senior living community located in Kirkwood, has been celebrating the completion of all phases of construction and residential move-ins with four days of festivities this week.
The grand opening week began with a resident event on April 23 to celebrate the nearly 200 seniors who have moved to Aberdeen Heights since it opened in September 2011.
Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell joined Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America President and CEO Bruce Shogren and other community leaders for a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, April 24. A Parade of Homes Showcase was held on Wednesday, April 25. A second open house is set for Saturday, April 28.
"The four-day celebration also allows our neighbors and local dignitaries to see what life at Aberdeen Heights is all about," said Scott Polzin, executive director of Aberdeen Heights.
The community, located at 575 Couch Ave. in Kirkwood, features 243 maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes with an array of amenities, including restaurant-style dining, a fitness center, indoor pool, creative arts studio, salon and spa, and underground garage parking.
Residents have access to wellness and fitness programs, continuing education classes, social and cultural events and the unique Aberdeen Heights Health Care Benefit. Aberdeen Heights' on-site healthcare center includes 30 assisted living apartments, 15 memory support suites and 38 skilled nursing rooms.
The community is owned and operated by Ashfield Active Living and Wellness Communities Inc., a wholly-owned corporation of Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America Inc. (PMMA).
For more information about Aberdeen Heights, visit www.AberdeenSeniorLiving.com, or call 822-9911 to schedule a tour.