The classifications in senior housing and care can be confusing. Independent living is a fairly new concept, especially in rural ares. What is independent living, and what is offered at The Peaks?
Retiring with independent living is much like living in a normal home, but with added perks. The Peaks in Ronan, Montana is open to anyone 55 and older, and we offer services such as housekeeping, linen service, lawn care and snow removal. We also have meal options, resident garden, fitness center and community activities. Our ten apartments and community center on the edge of town have uninterrupted views of the Mission Mountains and our location offers privacy with the conveniences of town.
There are many design elements that we are implementing at The Peaks to increase resident comfort and safety. None of the buildings have steps inside or outside so that those with walkers and most wheelchairs have complete access. Doorways are wider, doors have lever openings, cabinets have larger drawer pulls, toggle switches control lights, commodes are taller, and grab bars can be installed in bathrooms. Master bathrooms feature door-less tiled showers with no lip on the entrance, so there is nothing to open step over, with plenty of room for a shower bench or chair should one be needed. We even installed luxury vinyl tile (LVT) which can have the look of wood but provides a softer surface with some grip. We believe that these adjustments along with the rest of the new construction make The Peaks the best place to retire.
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Lindsey Dorrington was raised in Ronan, MT, earned a BA at Carroll College, and married Sage Dorrington. Together they're building The Peaks: a brand new luxury retirement community. They love being surrounded by family and friends and adding to the beautiful town they call home.