The official ribbon cutting ceremony for the new memory care and skilled nursing building, The Oasis, for the Meadowbrook Village Christian Retirement Community in Escondido was held Thursday, November 3 at 3 p.m.
Members of the local community including Escondido Councilmembers Ed Gallo and John Masson, representatives for County Supervisor Dave Roberts and Duncan Hunter and members of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce participated in the ceremony.
Jack Brouwer, the president of Meadowbrook Village, told theCity councilman Ed Gallo (left) speaks at the dedication while Escondido Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rorie Johnston looks on.[/caption] italic”> Times-Advocate that the community is a nonprofit organization that he started almost 15 years ago and this current project has taken several years to complete. The memory care unit is officially open and the skilled nursing unit is due to open soon.
Meadowbrook Village is a full service retirement community with varying levels of care: independent, assisted, skilled nursing.
This well-planned community opened in 2009 with 50 homes and 54 apartment units. Then in 2012 thefitness center was completed which includes a beautiful indoor salt water pool and fitness center. Other amenities include a full-service restaurant, hobby shop, beauty salon, and an 86-foot-tall working Dutch windmill and coffee house.
I spoke to two residents, Billye Jacobs, and Alice Thomas who told me they love living at Meadowbrook Village. The new buildings and programs continue the themes of providing a caring and vibrant environment for retirement living and skilled medical services thatare much needed in this area.
Mark Memmelaar, director of the facility, said their Mission Statement is “We strive to create an environment where we honor God by serving our residents with love and compassion”.
The basis of Meadowbrook’s service is a belief that residents live the best when they remain as independent as possible in a long-term community surrounded by friends. The new skilled nursing unit has beautiful rooms with state of the art care equipment and compassionate staff.