Photo caption: This architectural rendering of the front entrance to the Grand Lodge at Touchmark at the Ranch illustrates the Southwestern design motif that characterizes the upscale retirement community.
The upscale Grand Lodge at the Ranch at Touchmark Adult Retirement Center is now accepting residents into the four-story facility. Executive Director Douglas Libby says the full service upscale retirement community has features and amenities that will meet most needs of those seeking an adults-only environment.
Located on the north side of Highway 69 across from Prescott Gateway Mall, the expansive Grand Lodge has 95 independent living homes. They range from studio units to two bedroom, two bath, den and fully equipped kitchen. Another 53 units are open to those needing assistance with daily living. These include licensed-care services.
Yet another 10 units will be designated to provide support for those with early dementia but who do not yet need a totally secured environment. Later, in a future phase of development, full-memory care services will be available for some residents, Libby says.
Amenities available for residents include a computer center, library, arts-and-crafts room, game room and a movie viewing area. In addition, they will have access to a concierge and a hair and beauty salon.
Three dining room options are available and include the Sterling Dining Room, the Lynx Lake Lounge and Charley’s, a bistro. A private dining room can be reserved by residents who wish to schedule a family get-together or a meeting or other activities.
If residents have family or guests who want to stay overnight, they can arrange to reserve one of the five dedicated guest rooms within the lodge. Residents also have access to the immediately adjacent clubhouse, which contains the Finn Restaurant and the boutique-style health and fitness center. All are staffed by professional personnel.
An area designated by Touchmark as Central Park is situated a few hundred yards away on the 45-acre development. There you will find an amphitheater, pickleball, courts, bocce ball courts and an outdoor barbecue space. Walking and nature trails meander across the Southwestern-style landscaped area.
Libby has been with the Touchmark organization in Prescott since this past summer when Tom Biel, then executive vice president, announced his retirement after the first of the year. With a long history of experience in the hospitality and hotel industry, Libby came to Prescott from Sedona, where he has been managing an upscale hotel.
For those interested in further details about Touchmark, log on to Touchmark.com, or call 928-632-7800.