Timber Creek Senior Living 

Fairbanks celebrates new senior living community

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March 1, 2023 | View PDF

If you're a senior, family member of a senior or social worker, you know the frustration of trying to find availability in long term care. With long waitlists for senior housing across the state, Timber Creek Senior Living is welcome news not just for Fairbanks, but for the state as a whole. As the aging population continues to grow across the state, seniors and families sometimes feel left behind as senior services and care communities are not keeping up with the growing demand.

Timber Creek is expected to open end of February 2023 and will offer more options locally for those looking for an assisted living community for a loved one. The two-story lodge-style community boasts 68 apartments, large restaurant-style dining, worship chapel, community rooms for activities, housekeeping, laundry services and 24 hour care staff. Timber Creek will also be participating in the Medicaid Waiver program upon Medicaid approval. Information will be provided to help families get started with the Medicaid Waiver application process along with information about the VA benefit "Aid & Attendance" that helps cover a portion of cost of care for assisted living.

Timber Creek is already building partnerships in the local community to enhance the lives of young and old through their community outreach. This includes local schools, the Fairbanks Native Association, Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce and North Pole Chamber of Commerce, Fairbanks and North Pole Rotary, Fairbanks Senior Center, Santa's Senior Center, Salcha Senior Center, and other senior living communities to share resources, creative ideas and best practices to better serve seniors, their families and the community at large. These partnerships are important not only to help our elders thrive as they age but also to be seen as valued participants in the future of how we embrace elderhood as a community.

It is projected that the senior population for those 55 and older will grow by 40% over the next 10 years in Fairbanks and the surrounding areas. Fortunately, a creative team of community leaders from the Community Health Improvement Plan for Senior Care (CHIP Sr) are taking action. Planning is underway to fashion a summit referred to as "Fairbanks 50+ Art & Science of Aging," held at FNSB Pioneer Park Civic Center Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8. Timber Creek Senior Living is proud to be a part of the planning committee as well as participants in the summit itself. For more information call 907-458-5545 or email Carol.Anthony@foundationhealth.org.

For more information and availability at Timber Creek Senior Living, call 907-328-2218 or stop by for a tour. Located at 3415 Trothno Lane, Fairbanks, 99709. http://www.TimberCreekSL.com


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