Promise Pointe Celebrates Anniversary with Local, International Partners

04.09.2019

Promise Pointe celebrates anniversary with local, international partners

Temple Terrace, Fla., April 4, 2019 – Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks is celebrating a year of international partnerships, innovative collaborations and top-notch care for its residents.

“It has been a great year,” said President and CEO Kirk Eicholtz. “We have had the opportunity to serve so many wonderful individuals and to work with numerous organizations locally, nationally and internationally. This celebratory milestone is the first of many as Promise Pointe continues to grow and lead in the senior living industry.”

The Temple Terrace assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care community first opened its doors in April 2018. Promise Pointe marked its first anniversary with a ceremony at the community Wednesday, April 3.

In celebration of this milestone both memory care and assisted living residents were given the honor of cutting two Promise Pointe anniversary cakes at the ceremony.

“Our residents are what this is all about,” said Charles Trefzger, CEO of Affinity Living Group, the management company for Promise Pointe. “We wanted to honor our residents, along with their families, when marking this anniversary and celebrating such a great year. They really enjoyed being in the spotlight for that special moment.”

For Joanna Thompson whose mother, Betty, has been a resident at Promise Pointe since it opened last April, this moment was incredibly special.

"For me, it's just been a peace of mind knowing the staff here, how much they look after my mom especially after she lost my dad in July," Thompson said at the ceremony. "They treat her like she's their grandmother and I couldn’t ask for any more from any of the staff here – it’s a wonderful place."

Event attendees included the residents, staff, executive leaders, and business and community partners.

Throughout their first operational year, Promise Pointe has proven to be an innovative leader in the senior care industry, piloting first-of-their-kind programs and establishing partnerships with key organizations.

“The team at Promise Pointe has accomplished extraordinary things in a relatively brief period of time,” said Dr. Kevin O’Neil, chief medical officer for ALG. “State-of-the-art wellness programs have been implemented, and through an affiliation with the University of South Florida, residents may participate in groundbreaking research that has the potential to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.”

Among its many collaborative efforts, Promise Pointe works with various colleges and professors at the University of South Florida. One initiative that Promise Pointe is pursuing with the University concerns research already underway at USF’s School of Aging Studies College of Behavioral and Community Sciences on the benefits of music therapy for older adults.

“Music programs can be powerful tools for providers of long-term services and supports,” said Dr. Hongdao Meng, an Associate Professor in the School of Aging Studies at USF. “This is just one exciting program Promise Pointe is working on in their first year, and I am looking forward to collaborating with the community to implement this program.”

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center at the USF Health Neuroscience Institute also works with Promise Pointe to provide community Alzheimer’s support groups.

"I am happy to be celebrating this milestone alongside Promise Pointe," said Eileen Poiley, Director of Education at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center at the USF Health Neuroscience Institute. "I am pleased to have had the opportunity to work with them throughout this past year to offer a monthly support group for Alzheimer's family caregivers, and I look forward to our future collaborations."

Promise Pointe is also in discussion with other colleges and schools within USF about potential collaborative endeavors and opportunities for USF students to receive hands-on training as clinicians within the Promise Pointe community.

“I am grateful that Promise Pointe is a welcoming clinical training site for our health professions students,” said Dr. Kathryn Hyer, said Kathryn Hyer, PhD, MPP, Professor Director, Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging Associate Director, School of Aging Studies. “This milestone is worth celebrating, especially for such a forward-thinking community like Promise Pointe.”

Promise Pointe has also partnered with with the MOTION PT Group to have a full time physical therapist on site.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks, and we believe it is the ideal senior living community to launch this industry-leading Ortho Road to Recovery Program,” said National Co-Director of MOTION PT Group Senior Care Services Kevin Krueger. “This month marks the one-year anniversary of Promise Pointe, and we at the MOTION PT Group are thrilled to celebrate alongside them.”

Promise Pointe and its leaders are excited to not only celebrate a year of success, but also to continue to grow and develop these business and community relationships that help to make Promise Pointe an exceptional assisted living and memory care community.

For more information about Promise Pointe, call (813) 694-2153 or visit PromisePointeSeniorLiving.com.

For more information on this press release, contact Tiffany Fields, Communications Manager, at tfields@affinitylivinggroup.com or (828) 442-3621.

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About Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks

Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks is an exceptional choice for assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a refreshingly convenient location off Interstate 75 in Temple Terrace, Florida. At Promise Pointe Senior Living, a dedication to helping each individual live the highest quality of life is exemplified by exceptional care and attention, beautiful architecture and natural surroundings, and an enriching and inspiring ambiance.

Photos by Elizabeth Romine/Promise Pointe

Promise Pointe resident Betty LaBarbera and her daughter Joanna Thompson had the honor of cutting a celebratory cake to mark the community’s first anniversary.