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The Blake at Kingsport: Love Where You Live

Amy Millhorn Leonard • Jul 1, 2019 at 10:52 AM

Within days, residents will be moving in to The Blake at Kingsport – the highly-anticipated new assisted living community located at 915 Holston Hills Drive near Colonial Heights. Executive Director Nicole Briggs, along with her staff, is working hard and is very excited about the opening! They already have many events planned for the new residents under The Blake’s annual theme, “America Through the Ages” for 2019.

Blake Management Group Co. founder Glenn Barclay says, “Our residents love having fun and doing things all day long, so we have a full-time activity director who is ready to serve. We have an annual theme and residents are able to participate in our very unique and specialized activities each month.”

Cindy Lemons, activities director for The Blake at Kingsport, has a full schedule with many outings and activities for new residents to enjoy for July focusing on “1776: Independence Day.” In August, residents will travel back in time to “America in the 1950s,” a time of classic cars, sock hops, poodle skirts and classic 50s music.

The Neighborhood Commission’s “Love Where You Live” series will also be featured at The Blake in August with special guests and speakers: Congressman Phil Roe, Brianne Wright from Kingsport Archives and East Tennessee State University President Brian Noland with a tour of ETSU campus.

There will be an outing to a meeting of the Kingsport Historical Society on Aug. 5 and a presentation entitled “Kingsport: The Model City & More” by recently-retired Kingsport City Manager Jeff Fleming on Aug. 12. Centennial Commission member Dr. Brenda White Wright will present “The Blessing of Living in the Model City” on August 19. Residents will visit the Kingsport Public Library to take a look at the archives and get library cards on August 26. Other presentations will include “Eastman Through the Years” by Cee Gee McCord and “A History of Education in Kingsport” by Jim Welch.

Matt Ball, head chef, will be cooking up delicious American-style dishes from scratch including themed dinners and special family events to go along with the special activities. Additionally, there will always be scrumptious daily specials and a la carte items to choose from. The Blake at Kingsport will make every dining experience wonderful for residents with fresh flowers, clean table linens and smiling servers each day.

The Blake communities provide resort-style assisted living for senior adults with a high standard of care. The communities are already established in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. For more information about The Blake at Kingsport, contact Kellie Weaver at (423) 246-1100, visit their Facebook page or website at www.blakeliving.com/kingsport.

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