Silver Comet Village Offers Connection to Outdoors
Silver Comet Village, a senior living community in Powder Springs, offers independent living, assisted living and memory support, and is connected to the community in a unique way – one the executive director says isn’t available in any other senior living community.
A private entrance connects the sprawling 7-acre complex to the Silver Comet Trail, a perk many residents enjoy. It’s not unusual to see them riding bikes, scooters or walking on the trail; most days, residents use the trail to enjoy nature’s beauty. Executive Director Gus Plakiotis said the time spent outdoors – whether on the trail or enjoying the courtyards – gives residents more chances to keep up with friends and make new ones.
“Our sprawling outside areas are all connected, which brings a sense of community to everyone who lives at Silver Comet Village,” Gus said.
The outdoor areas boast lush landscaping and water features, outdoor grilling and dining, raised beds for gardening, bocce ball courts, a dog park, and the private Silver Comet Trail entrance.
Common space is important for the growing community, which a few months ago added assisted living and memory support to the 3-year-old independent living community. Residents can be assured of aging in place, with varying levels of service and individualized care plans available as their needs change.
“We provide all the services on one campus, which is best for family members, so they don’t have to tour new facilities for just the right new living space for their loved ones when their needs change,” according to Director of Health & Wellness Shirley Nix.
Support for Every Stage
Silver Comet Village has 64 independent living apartments, 60 in assisted-living and 30 in memory support. Independent and assisted-living areas are close enough that residents can continue to visit even though they live in separate buildings. Transitions are made easier by frequent visits to the new community before a move takes place.
Each living community has a salon and barbershop, and the same menu offered in the dining room, unless a special diet is needed. Other common benefits include a home care company that can offer support from 15-minute increments to several hours, and on-site rehab services to help residents with physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Transportation is available for shopping excursions and doctor appointments. Gus looks forward to spending quality time with the residents and ventures out for Sunday supper with their “dinner club” twice a month. He also hosts monthly meetings where residents can offer feedback and share ideas or concerns.
Residents enjoy a purposeful lifestyle through many amenities, activities and floor plans. Apartments range from cozy one-bedroom apartments to beautifully appointed two-bedroom, two-bath residences with a den. Each unit has a washer and dryer and a fully functional kitchen.
Dining choices include a fine-dining room with an indoor/outdoor fireplace, a bistro to host happy hour, and a private dining room for intimate family events. There’s no shortage of activities, with specially designed spaces like a movie theater, game and craft room, fitness center, library and abundant sitting areas for visiting friends and family.
While independence is encouraged, assisted-living residents needing a little extra assistance can benefit from support for day-to-day activities like dressing, grooming, housekeeping, medication management and more.
Trained and professional team members are available around the clock, and can coordinate support with home health, hospice, pharmacy and visiting wellness providers.
Residents who are struggling with their cognitive issues, or diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, receive extra care and attention so they can lead an engaging lifestyle in a secure neighborhood. Special features of the memory-support community are the two internal courtyards, again focusing on quality outdoor time, and a baby grand piano in the stylish dining room.
Caregivers use a Moments Matter™ program to help residents balance daily routines with spontaneity. An interior entrance offers added security, and spacious studio apartments have sizable closets, roomy bathrooms with accessible showers, and built-in shower benches. A flowing floor plan creates a spacious area while guaranteeing enhanced supervision. Blended multipurpose spaces provide socially engaging gathering places for structured activities and fellowship.
Silver Comet Village’s goal is for all team members to become like extended family to their residents to ensure they get the care they need in a personalized way, according to Gus. “Just because you’re getting older and need a little help doesn’t mean you can’t do the things you love to do and live your best life,” he said.
“When looking for a place for senior independent living, you will not find one better than Silver Comet Village. The staff is extremely professional and patient. They are very available and prompt with responses. They are knowledgeable about all of the options available. There were no hidden surprises or fees. There are a wide variety of daily activities that are all optional. The facilities have lots of common areas for residents to spread out and socialize. The units themselves are very modern and clean. It is like being on vacation all the time.”
“My father was very anxious about the change in lifestyle. The staff and residents have made him feel very welcome. Everyone is friendly. The management is also willing to listen to concerns in an effort to provide the best living experience they can for their residents. We are very happy we found Silver Comet Village.”
“Silver Comet Village has been an amazing home for my mother. The staff goes over and beyond taking care of the residents. The residents are so friendly and truly care for one another. SCV is more than just a place to live; it’s a building that houses a family.”