By Leah Sander
WARSAW — Those seeking to move to a senior living community but wanting to retain a level of independence now have an option to do so at Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw.
The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting for Miller’s Villas at County Farm Crossing on Tuesday, July 6. They’re located on the Miller’s campus at 1690 S. County Farm Road.
It took about a year to build the eight villas split between four buildings. Each is 2,000 square feet and includes an attached one-car garage.
They also have an open kitchen and living area, master suite and bath, office or guest room, guest bathroom, laundry room, sunroom, pantry and patio.
There’s a soundproof barrier so those in one villa don’t hear others in the other connected villa. They also have doorways that are wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs.
Miller’s Health Systems Senior Vice President Brad Harris said the company opted to create villas in Warsaw related to the needs of the aging baby boomer population.
“There’s a housing shortage in Warsaw everywhere, so we felt like there was a need here for that senior population that’s not ready for an assisted living but still has an independent mindset,” Harris said. “We think we have a nice campus out here to still feel like you’re at home and in your own property.”
Those who rent one of the villas may utilize The Crossing Clubhouse for events and Miller’s assisted living restaurant and its health care’s pool and fitness center.
Renters are allowed to have pets.
The villas are for those 55 and older. Rent is $2,250 a month, which includes water and trash removal. People also have to pay a one-time $2,500 facility fee and $2,500 security deposit, one of which is refundable.
There’s already one resident in one of the villas, but the other seven are open. To get a tour, people should contact the Villas Leasing Manager Alli Simpson at 574-371-0111. They also may contact staff by emailing [email protected]
Those who are unable to secure one of the eight villas will have another opportunity in the future as Miller’s is to build more at the Warsaw location.
“Probably late this fall we’ll be doing the second phase,” said Miller’s Health Systems President and CEO Patrick Boyle. “So it’ll be a total of 16 villas that will be here.”
Villas also will be built at least one other Miller’s location, Boyle told InkFreeNews.