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Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments offers connections, activities

The restaurant-style dining area is popular with tenants.

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A canvas painting class is among the most popular activities for tenants at Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments. A professional instructor provides the classes, one of a number of activities offered at the apartments.
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Editor's note: This story is advertorial content as part of the 2023 Jamestown Sun Progress Edition on "Business, Workforce, Retention."

JAMESTOWN – Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments is not only a place to live but also to make connections with others, said Jackson Johnsrud, executive director, Eventide Jamestown.

“We have a really tight-knit group of individuals (living) in there,” he said. “Even if we’re not having an activity going on we still have individuals that are hanging out, sitting around the table. They could be grabbing a meal together, playing cards or just visiting. I think that’s really unique and you’re not going to find that at a bigger location.”

Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments opened in 2017. There are 43 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a guest suite that is available to visitors.

Residents can live in their apartment independently or with services, and services can be added at any time as needed, Johnsrud noted. If an apartment tenant needs rehabilitation care after a surgery, for example, that person can stay in the transitional care unit in the care center and then return to the apartment. If a higher level of care or memory care is eventually needed, an apartment resident can be served in the care center.

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Johnsrud says there are experienced staff working at the apartments, noting some have been with Eventide for quite a few years.

“They’re extremely passionate about what they do and what Eventide stands for and they work for those tenants in that building,” he said.

A continental breakfast is served each day, and lunch and dinner are available, all in the dining area. The apartments also have full kitchens. Meals and weekly housekeeping services are included in the rent.

Johnsrud said the restaurant-style dining area is where most people have their meals.

“I know that is one of many of our tenants’ favorite things about the facility,” he said. “... It’s just such a cool little area for tenants to be able to hang out together, get meals together, and our cook and the rest of our kitchen staff do a fantastic job in there providing homelike meals as well.”

Residents can be as active or social as they choose. There is a monthly activity calendar and holiday celebrations. There’s an exercise room and exercise classes are available. A theater room provides a movie-type screen and popcorn machine that are popular when viewing films.

One of the most popular monthly activities is the canvas painting class taught by an instructor, Johnsrud said.

“It’s really incredible what she’s (the instructor) able to do,” he said. “Even with individuals that don’t really have much for artistic experience, she’s able to get them to do outstanding things … in these canvas painting classes.”

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In development is a program called Eventide University, where they are looking for people in the community to come in and give some type of presentation to residents. Topics could be about almost anything, Johnsrud says.

Eventide Jamestown Senior Living Apartments has open positions and opportunities for student loan reimbursement. Learn more at https://eventide.org .

Kathy Steiner has been the editor of The Jamestown Sun since 1995. She graduated from Valley City State College with a bachelor's degree in English and studied mass communications at North Dakota State University, Fargo. She reports on business, government and community topics in the Jamestown area. Reach her at 701-952-8449 or ksteiner@jamestownsun.com.
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