Georgetowne Place Apartments
1717 Maplecrest Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
Upon entering Georgetowne Place apartments you immediately get a sense of community. People all seem to know each other's names and small facts about each other's lives that they share as they pass in the hallway. You discover a difference from any other retirement living community you may have visited in the past.
Twenty six years ago Georgetowne Place Apartments built an independent living complex to house their community of retired individuals. Al Wasvick, Executive Director said, "We actually have a couple residents who have lived here twenty three years, we have over a dozen that have been here over a decade, so this is their home and they don't want to leave their home."
As the residents living in Georgetowne Place Apartments have aged, there has been a greater need for assisted living. Georgetowne Place apartments added an assisted living department approximately ten years ago. Kris Lundquist, Director of Sales and Marketing said, "Georgetowne Place apartments is their home, it is beneficial to them to age in place. They feel and are safer in their home, and that makes them happy."
Wasvick began working with elderly individuals in a local nursing home at the age of sixteen. He worked in the cafeteria pouring coffee and busing tables. By the age of twenty three Wasvick was the activity director for the whole building. It also seemed to him that the administrators were always changing. He said, "During my twelve years there I think I went through ten different administrators."
Wasvick felt he could make a different kind of lifestyle for the elderly and working up through the ranks at a Marriott assisted living facility he found himself being a General Manager He finally found himself at Georgetowne Place Apartments which is owned y Capital Senior Living.
Lundquist started her career with the elderly in a manner that was somewhat unexpected. She started in the newspaper business and had been in that business for twenty years when she began to feel that the newspaper industry was in a decline. What Lundquist enjoyed about the newspaper business was working with all the people. She began to brainstorm to discover what growing industries were available that worked with people. Lundquist enjoyed about the newspaper business was working with all the people. Lundquist said, "About eight or nine years ago, I got the opportunity to interview for Admissions and Marketing for a long term facility in Rochester, IN. Although I thought I was not qualified for the position; having no background in nursing or social work, I was granted the interview. I discovered that the facility wanted someone that had a lot of marketing and business experience in order to grow centsus. So I began working there and immediately fell in love with it. I felt like I was working in a building with 100 Grandparents and it was amazing. I have been in this industry ever since and haven't regretted it a day."