They play bingo twice a day over at Oxton Place, and that suits resident Darlene Coffman just fine.
“I never was any good at it before I came here. Never did play it much,” said Coffman, a resident of the senior living community off Limestone Parkway. “I got second place just yesterday. I couldn’t believe it.”
Coffman’s only been living there for about a week, but so far so good.
“The bingo is fun, and they got some good food,” she said with a smile.
A resident of the newly renovated facility, Coffman was among more than 100 people who attended a grand reopening celebration Tuesday commemorating a new name and a new day for the community.
Having opened in February, Oxton Place — formerly Summers Landing at Limestone — recently wrapped up most of its renovations and expanded from a 20-bed operation to a facility that has the capacity for nearly 40 residents.
After more than $600,000 in touch-ups and repairs, Executive Director Steven Custer said it’s looking like a whole new building.
“The building is only 4 years old, but we wanted to make sure it met all of the Oxford Place standards,” Custer said.
He added that he enjoys running the place.
“You get to know the residents,” Custer said. “You spend time with them, and they become like family to you.”
Oxton Place provides short-term, long-term and Alzheimer’s special care as well as having 24-hour caregivers on staff and an emergency response team.
In addition, residents get three meals plus snacks each day, have access to cable television, housekeeping and other daily living assistance.
Oh yeah, and bingo.
“We’ve got stuff like that to keep us busy most of the day,” Coffman said. “Never a dull moment over here.”