VISALIA, Calif – – Living Care Lifestyles and local partners on September 7 celebrated the groundbreaking of Quail Park at Shannon Ranch, a new active senior living community in northwest Visalia. The event kicked off construction of the new community, which will ultimately close a gap in the continuum of services for active senior lifestyles, and raised money for two local nonprofits.

“Our goal is to make sure we are providing our community with what it is looking for – living communities for active seniors,” said Denis Bryant CEO of Living Care Lifestyles.

The event took place at the Quail Park at Shannon Ranch Community’s future site in northwest Visalia, at the intersection of Demaree and Flagstaff. Seventy community members were in attendance.

To honor the participation of its local partners, Living Care Lifestyles will make contributions to the Tulare County Deputy Sheriff’s Association and The Visalia Fox Theatre Foundation. Each group will receive a $5,000 donation.

“We were pleased to see the outpouring of community support at the groundbreaking – and to be able to recognize these two organizations for all the great work they do in our community,” Bryant said.

Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Shannon Senior Care, LLC, and BTV Senior Housing, LLC, have partnered with Living Care to open Quail Park at Shannon Ranch.

Quail Park at Shannon Ranch will offer independent and as well as a memory care wing for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Plans for this project call for 120 rooms with a capacity for 140 residents. When fully occupied, the community expects to employ approximately 120 staff members.

Quail Park at Shannon Ranch will include a bistro, pub, dining room with private dining options, a pool-fitness-wellness area, sports den and activity center, a 24-seat movie theater, library and meditation areas, a virtual game room, outdoor patios on three levels, and trail access to Shannon Parkway.

Construction will soon begin on the project, with a goal of opening in early 2019.

Kaweah Delta Health Care District’s capital contribution to the project is being made entirely through the Bettie Quilla Fund at the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation. The Bettie Quilla Fund was created through donations by the late Bettie Quilla, the wife of former Visalia Times-Delta publisher Ed Quilla. Bettie created the Fund to support the construction of a senior living project in association with Kaweah Delta. No additional capital funding is being contributed by Kaweah Delta Health Care District. Further information about the Kaweah Delta Hospital Foundation is available at donate.kaweahdelta.org.

Living Care Lifestyles was founded in 1999 and has senior living communities in California, Washington, Texas, and Oregon. Further information is available at www.livingcarelifestyles.com.

Quick facts:

Owners: Living Care Lifestyles, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Shannon Senior Care, LLC, and BTV Senior Housing, LLC 

Design/Engineering: Teter A+E, Fresno/Visalia 

Developer: Navigator Development Group 

Scheduled Opening: Early 2019