Victoria's newest retirement, assisted living center a plus for community's growth

By the Advocate Editorial Board
July 16, 2014 at 2:16 a.m.

The old adage, "If you build it, they will come," holds a lot of truth.

Continual business and residential growth is our community's best promoter.

This is why places like Brightwater Senior Living, a retirement and assisted living center opening in October, should be applauded.

The senior living community not only promotes Victoria as a city you would want to retire in and call home, but it also champions to provide seniors a happy quality of life.

About 13.5 percent of the population is age 65 or older, according to the 2010 U.S. Census.

This segment of the population does its part to contribute to the community; it is a part of our churches, businesses and everyday lives.

That's where places like Brightwater Senior Living come in. Victoria's newest senior living facility will join the ranks of other quality senior living communities like Homewood Residence, Copperfield Village and Elmcroft, just to name a few, which have called Victoria home.

The facility will offer 98 apartment units ranging from single, studio-style rooms to suites. It also will have a 28-unit memory care area called The Arbor. The secured community will have 24-hour staffing.

Providing a place like Brightwater not only keeps residents happy, but it also keeps a stable source of income flowing into the city.

Another advantage is that the facility is in Victoria, meaning residents never have to feel like they've left home.

Aside from Brightwater's resort-like atmosphere, those from here, and even those who aren't, can benefit from existing Victoria amenities like Riverside Park as well as its historical downtown area.

Residents can also join in the city's cultural scene, attending events such as Bootfest, Jam Fest and Bach Fest, just to name a few.

Keeping senior citizens in Victoria should continue being one of our top priorities.

This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.



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