Progress Continues On La Posada Second Campus

Progress continues on the La Posada at Pusch Ridge development, with approval received from the Town Council of Oro Valley in June of an updated Conceptual Architecture plan for the beautiful 80-acre community.  Property owned by La Posada west of North Oracle Road at First Avenue and Lambert in Oro Valley is an ideal setting for the development of another campus for Green Valley’s award-winning senior living provider.

An earlier plan for development of the Oro Valley property was put on hold mid-2018 due to critical shortages of construction sub-contractors and uncertainty of key materials.

Much of the initial site work has been completed on the 80-acre parcel. La Posada management and representatives are in ongoing contact with Town of Oro Valley officials to move the project design toward final approval for construction.  In the two years since the original project was halted, La Posada’s management team has been updating concepts to enhance the design, construction quality, and livability of the project.

Final design approvals and groundbreaking of La Posada at Pusch Ridge are now expected in early spring, with an opportunity in the coming weeks for local seniors to participate in a Priority Sales Program, to learn more about reserving a residence in the new community. Move-ins are planned to begin in late 2024.

“We are excited about development of our second campus, with an opportunity to offer a new and wonderful lifestyle option for the residents of the Oro Valley area,” said Simon Davis, Chair of the La Posada Board of Trustees.   The La Posada organization is led by Joni Condit, President and CEO.

La Posada is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Green Valley, dedicated to providing a stimulating and enriching environment for seniors.  Established over 34 years ago, and sponsored by Tucson Medical Center, La Posada has an estimated annual impact of more than $50 million on the economy of Southern Arizona.  La Posada currently employs more than 600 staff, and serves a community of nearly 800 residents.  It maintains active community partnerships with area schools and service organizations.  La Posada is recognized nationally as a leader in innovation and accountability in the field of senior living.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

JONI CONDIT, CEO, (520) 648-7909

PAUL LOOMANS, (520) 648-7916

La Posada at Pusch Ridge Map Oro Valley,

The Future Location of La Posada at Pusch Ridge in Oro Valley, Arizona.

 

 

Welcome, Home! Introducing La Posada’s Pavilion Homes.

Front Angle View of La Posada Pavilion Homes

Southwest living without home maintenance!

Welcome to Pavilion Homes.

La Posada is introducing a new living option to present and future residents.

A neighborhood of 17 free-standing homes in the heart of La Posada called the Pavilion Homes.

Pavilion Homes Living Room

Pavilion Homes Living Room – Sahuaro Model

Pavilion Homes offers the following amenities to independent living residents…

  • 2 different models of single-family residences – 1,935 and 2,315 square feet
  • Each with an attached two-car garage
  • Contemporary, southwest design with clerestory windows and abundant natural light
  • Choose views of the mountains or the pecan groves
  • Enjoy an expansive covered patio adjacent to your living space
  • Well-appointed, open feel island kitchen
  • High, 9 – 12 foot ceilings
  • Green design and rooftop solar included

 

Pavilion Homes at La Posada - Kitchen View - Sahuaro Model

Pavilion Homes Kitchen – Sahuaro Model

As part of living at La Posada, Pavilion Home residents have access to a full menu of choices…

  • A spacious 100-acre campus
  • A Life-Lease for your peace of mind
  • Delicious, flexible dining options in four venues
  • A 24-hour service center, with on-site maintenance and security
  • Residential Assisted Living and Memory Support on site
  • An open, supportive and friendly community
  • A comprehensive, integrated program for your health and wellness
  • Three Dog Parks
  • Living in a Green Valley – Sahuarita social hub hosting many concerts and special events throughout the year
Front View of Pavilion Home at La Posada in Green Valley, AZ

Front View of a Pavilion Home at La Posada in Green Valley, AZ.

If friends and family are interested in this new independent living option, please join the Pavilion Homes Priority Program. The Pavilion Homes Priority Program is available for a limited time. Your $100.00 deposit is fully refundable.

Joining the Pavilion Homes Priority Program means you get in line to find out all the details and floor plans about these new homes and set an appointment to reserve your favorite location.

To find out more about special Construction Pricing now being offered, please contact the La Posada marketing department at 520-648-8131.

Covered Back Porch

Covered Back Patio, Pavilion Homes at La Posada – Sahuaro Model

Looking for a convenient way to hold onto this information or share this information with others?

Please download the Pavilion Homes information brochure located here.

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Master Bedroom in La Posada’s Pavilion Homes. Sahuaro Model.

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Who Are The 2021 La Posada Scholarship Recipients?

2021 La Posada Scholarship Award Winners

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

In 2000, La Posada resident Wendell Bowers shared an idea with others at La Posada…

“Wouldn’t be great if we could launch a scholarship program here at La Posada for the employees.”

No one at the time realized what a terrific idea this was. His vision was to have a scholarship program that supported employees of La Posada in an array of educational areas to unleash their full potential.

The first scholarship was granted in 2000 in the amount of $500 to one individual. Wendell Bowers didn’t give up. He continued to sell the program to La Posada residents and continued to raise funds to support it. Today, the La Posada Scholarship program gives La Posada employees financial assistance to pursue educational opportunities to fulfill their dreams.

In 2021, the La Posada Scholarship program awarded 51 employees a total of $118,779 in educational assistance toward earning a college degree, professional development certifications or continuing education, English as a Second Language class, GED Training, US Citizenship testing, and Certified Nursing Assistance training.

The La Posada Scholarship Committee operates this program with assistance from the Posada Life Foundation staff members. The La Posada Scholarship Program offers three types of scholarship assistance to employees: regular scholarships, high school scholarships for teenage employees, and endowment scholarships.

Thank you to all past and present La Posada residents who have given financial and volunteer support to this scholarship program. This program thrives because of your generosity and dedication with helping others achieve prosperity.

Congratulations to all 2021 regular, high school, and endowment scholarship recipients!

To be eligible for the La Posada scholarship program, an employee must have worked at La Posada for 6 months, be in good standing and demonstrate satisfactory academic progress for continued financial support.

Want to know who received a scholarship this year, or learn further about the La Posada Scholarship Program?

Find the digital version of the 2021 La Posada Scholarship Program Yearbook here.

Or, click here to watch the 2021 Virtual La Posada Scholarship Awards Program on La Posada’s YouTube channel.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson. We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, Pavilion Homes, and Park Centre Homes. La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.

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La Posada wishes Happiness and Growth to the Class of 2021!

“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.”

– Andy Rooney

La Posada congratulates the Class of 2021 and their families on a wonderful accomplishment in these unprecedented times.

We wish the Class of 2021 good luck and best wishes in their future endeavors.

All the high school students featured in the attached photo work in La Posada’s Dining Services.

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The First and Second Shots Are Completed! La Posada Residents Receive Moderna Vaccine.

The first and second shots are completed!

On Friday, January 29, 2021, 97% of La Posada residents and staff received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine to build immunity against COVID-19.

28 days later, on Friday, February 26, 2021, La Posada residents and staff received their second dose of the Moderna vaccine.

The La Posada Continuing Care Retirement Community is deemed a congregate care setting by local and state public health agencies. The average age of a La Posada resident is 85 years-old.

Thank you to the CVS federal vaccination program, pharmacists, volunteer nurses, and La Posada administration and healthcare staff for planning and operating a successful temporary vaccination site.

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La Posada Campus Update for June 2020

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La Posada campus update for June 2020.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, La Posada has continued to follow the recommended guidelines of the CDC and local public health agencies as well as the Executive Orders of the Governor. As we now approach the gradual reopening of different aspects of the campus, we are carefully considering these same recommendations in order to protect the well-being and safety of residents, our staff, and the general public.

As a precaution, the La Posada campus is still temporarily closed to visitors and the public. Presently, no non-essential visitors are allowed in any residential neighborhoods, or anywhere else on campus. On June 1, 2020, the Vensel Treasure Shoppe reopened to the public. Shopping at the Vensel Treasure Shoppe is by appointment only on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. If you are interested, please call 648-4082 to schedule.

Posada Java and the Green Valley – Sahuarita Family History Library remain temporarily closed at the Shoppes of La Posada. At this time, Posada Java is not available for takeout or to-go orders. During this closure, we will be making some renovations that will enhance the safety and service to our customers.

Unfortunately, the 2020 Ice Cream and Music Friday Nights Summer Concert series has been cancelled out of concern for the safety of all.

We promise to update the public when the campus can reopen to visitors. and when Posada Java is ready to reopen for business.

All public events and classes remain temporarily cancelled at this time.

Posada Life Community Center, except for the Senior Lunch Program, is temporarily closed. The Senior Lunch Program meals continue to be distributed on a pick-up or to-go basis, not dine-in.

La Posada Outpatient Therapies remain temporarily closed but we are making plans to reopen in the not-too-distant future.

All delivery drivers are required to wear face masks when dropping off goods on the La Posada campus.

Thank you for your continued interest and support. We encourage you all to stay safe, practice social distancing, and wear a face mask to protect others.

 

La Posada Coronavirus Pandemic Response Update!

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An Update from La Posada.

At La Posada, we have always viewed our connection with our surrounding community among our most important relationships. Over the past 33 years, we have developed many friendships, supported sponsorships, and provide services and programs for the residents of Green Valley and Sahuarita. As a non-profit entity focused on maximizing the well-being of seniors, we have a sense of obligation to the success and health of the local community.

Our role has never felt more real. More than just an essential business, we are truly home to more than 750 residents, as well as a community family that also includes our 600 management and staff. Our dedicated volunteer board of trustees, many of whom live or have worked in this area, are committed to La Posada’s community partnerships.

Early on, we took a number of steps to prevent a potential coronavirus infection. We put detailed plans in place to support our residents and staff to reduce the opportunity for exposure, adapting many services including home-delivered dining, “To Your Door” grocery services, personal shopping, live broadcasting of key communications, and videotaped fitness programs, to name a few.

Late April 16, we were notified of our first positive case, an employee who thankfully has no direct contact with residents and who is at home and doing well. We are doing thorough contact tracing and are implementing aggressive actions to further limit the spread. We will continue to screen staff daily for COVID-19 symptoms at the start of any work shift. Social distancing has been stressed and masks have been distributed to all employees and made available to residents. Special employee policies for pandemic sick leave or displaced worker assistance have been put in place. Some staff are now doing different jobs. Limited daycare will continue to be available to assist some essential La Posada employees.

There has been a temporary pause to many of our community connections. Since the awareness of higher risk levels in early March, we have taken numerous precautionary measures, including the cancellation of public events and resident gatherings, and the restriction of non-essential visitation in La Posada Assisted Living and Independent Living residential neighborhoods. It feels strange, and like the rest of our staff and residents, I miss the frequent social interaction and hugs that La Posada is known for.

Recently, we suspended the preschool program at the Los Ninos de Valle and the Adult Day program at Posada Life Community Services. The Senior Lunch Program now distributes seven frozen meals a week to its regular attendees, rather than coming to the Community Center to dine with others. Our other public venues at La Posada, including Posada Java and the Vensel Treasure Shoppe, suspended operations earlier in March. Posada Java is now the temporary warehouse for our grocery program.

Happily, we can report that morale remains very good at La Posada these days. While none of us has experienced anything quite like this, a new normal has supported our residents in their efforts to effectively self-isolate, stay healthy, and save lives. As always, we work to stay connected, to maintain an open path of consistent communication, and to care for one another.

When the concerns of the pandemic can be safely relaxed, we look forward to resuming the social, family relationships that gathering together can bring. And we look equally forward to opening our doors to all of you, our good friends.

Joni Condit is the President and CEO of La Posada at Park Centre Inc.

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La Posada Suspends Preschool and Adult Day Services beginning March 30, 2020!

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La Posada Suspends Operations At Los Niños de Valle Preschool and Adult Day Service Programs.

Effective Monday, March 30, 2020, La Posada will suspend the preschool program at the Los Niños del Valle and the Adult Day program at Posada Life Community Services. Attendees of both programs have been notified, and will also be contacted when the programs can be resumed. Earlier, the Senior Lunch Program announced it will be distributing frozen meals to its regular attendees, rather than eating at the Community Center.

This is the latest of a series of precautionary moves at La Posada to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus, with a population recognized to be at greater risk. Currently, there have been no identified cases of COVID-19 among the residents and staff of La Posada and Posada Life Community Services.

Since the awareness of higher risk levels in early March, La Posada has taken aggressive precautionary measures, including the cancellation of public events and resident gatherings, the restriction of non-essential visitation in Assisted Living and Independent Living areas, the closure of resident dining venues, and has created a new program of ‘To Your Door’ meal delivery and grocery purchases. There are approximately 750 total residents and some 600 employees at La Posada.

Other public venues at La Posada, including Posada Java, the Green Valley – Sahuarita Family History Library, and the Vensel Treasure Shoppe, suspended operations earlier in the month.

All La Posada staff are being screened daily for COVID-19 symptoms at the start of any work shift. Special employee policies for pandemic sick leave or displaced worker’s assistance have been put in place. Limited daycare will continue to be available to assist some essential La Posada employees.

La Posada will keep everyone updated on when Posada Life’s Los Niños del Valle preschool and Adult Day Services reopens. Please watch this website and La Posada social media venues for further campus-wide updates.

La Posada is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing an environment of well-being and enrichment for seniors. Established 33 years ago, with guidance from Tucson Medical Center and the late Keith Walden of Farmers Investment Company, La Posada was estimated in 2017 to have a $50 million annual impact on the economy of Southern Arizona, with 600 employees and active partnerships with area schools and service organizations. It is recognized nationally as a leader in innovation and accountability in the field of senior living.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact Joni Condit, La Posada CEO at 520-648-7912 or Jim Casanova, La Posada Senior Vice President at 520-648-8126. 

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Looking for the Posada Life Community Center Activity Newsletter?

Happy 2020!

Now is the time to make those new year resolutions happen. If you are looking to be social, get out with friends, or learn something new, the Posada Life Community Center offers you many choices to create a memorable 2020.

Did you know Posada Life Community Center has a quarterly newsletter that now can be accessed online?

The Posada Life Quarterly Quips newsletter is the information resource you are looking for about community center day trips and music events as well as all types of health and wellness classes.

Every newsletter covers 3 months of activities offered by the Posada Life Community Center.

Find the January – March 2020 Quarterly Quips activities newsletter on the La Posada website right now!

Please visit this webpage to download a free copy of the Posada Life Community Center Quarterly Quips newsletter and plan to accomplish a New Year’s Resolution today!

If you wish to be placed on our email list to receive the Quarterly Quips newsletter, please contact Ellen March, Director of Posada Life Community Center at emarch@casagv.org.

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Green Valley, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.  La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services,  Connect Green Valley app, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies, awarded Best Physical Therapy Clinic at the 2019 AZ19 Reader’s Pick Awards!

Some Christmas Gifts Require You to Look Down!

The present is here
It is always here–now.
I close my eyes
and be the one with the present.
The present—a gift.
I breathe in the air around me
I breathe out.
My breath joins other breaths.
I ponder.
My eyes are wide open.
I see this glorious creation.
Here! NOW!
THE PRESENT.
THE GIFT.

-The Gift by La Posada resident Norma Strait

Happy Holidays from La Posada!

La Posada at Park Centre is Arizona’s 1st accredited  Continuing Care Retirement Community located in Sahuarita, Arizona, 23 miles south of Tucson.  We offer award-winning, maintenance-free living choices: Apartments, Garden Homes, and Park Centre Homes.  La Posada serves the Green Valley – Sahuarita area with the following health and wellness initiatives: Posada Life Community Services, Posada Life at Home, Community Connect, and La Posada Outpatient Therapies.