May | 2023

Shining a light on the people and places that make Archway so special.

A Message from our Chief Executive Officer

Now that May is upon us, we are excited that spring is finally here (or at least trying to be here - the last week or so sure has been cold and grey!). Across our communities, staff and residents are preparing to spend more time outside and connect with one another in ways we haven’t been able to over the colder months. Community gardens, BBQs, and visits to parks are among the many ways our team works to engage with residents.


May is "Older Americans Month" and the 2023 theme is Aging Unbound, which offers an opportunity to explore diverse aging experiences and discuss how communities can combat stereotypes and create more positive engagement with our older residents. Archway Communities is always working hard to promote flexible and positive ideas about aging, focusing on how we all benefit when older adults remain engaged, independent, and included. 


Keeping with the theme of older adults, this month's newsletter features two of our communities that exclusively serve older adults: Montview Manor and Robinson Place, with articles written by staff members Cheryl Sions & Desiree Parrot-Alcorn (Montview) and Brooke McKelvey (Robinson Place) respectively.


I hope you had a chance to read our heartfelt thought leadership piece earlier this month honoring mothers. Archway’s Yvette Wooley wrote about being a mother while also working with the mothers who are Archway residents and all the challenges and triumphs that go with those important jobs.


As always, I hope you find our newsletter engaging and informative. Please feel free to let us know if there are topics you'd like to see covered in the future.

Thank you!

--Sebastian Corradino

Property Spotlight:

Montview Manor

More than a place to live... a family.

Archway’s Montview Manor is a community made up of mostly retired professionals from various walks of life. In this community, women outnumber men two to one, and the average age of our residents is 75.

The Manor, as residents refer to their home, was built in 1963. This high-rise building project was spearheaded by Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church (and the newly-formed Montview Building Corporation), designed to meet the physical, social, and psychological needs of seniors in the congregation who were living alone and burdened by maintaining their homes after their children departed. The building opened early in 1965 and has since been the home for hundreds of older adults, many who have called Montview Manor home for decades.

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Robinson Place: Supporting Older Adults in Lakewood

Since 1963, the month of May has held a special emphasis: Older Americans Month. Throughout the month, older adults are celebrated for their ongoing commitment to the nation, as well as their local communities. 60 years after this special designation was made, Archway strives to extend this recognition of older adults beyond a single month. As part of Older Americans Month, we want to highlight our newest community, Robinson Place, which will be a permanent space in Lakewood, Colorado that adults aged 62+ will be able to call home.

Construction of Robinson Place began in December 2021. At the time, the property was nameless. Not before long, however, the property’s naming committee found its inspiration: Robinson (Robb) Lapp. Robb, one of Archway’s co-founders and a board chair, was a leading force in inspiring change throughout the Denver community. During his time as a minister, Robb, led by compassion and determination, formed two new congregations of the United Church of Christ in the Denver Metro Area.

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Help Welcome Residents to Robinson Place!

As we get ready to welcome residents into their new home, we need your help! We want each resident to feel right at home on day one, and we need the support of our community to make that happen. The Archway team is working to assemble 67 move-in kits to ensure each resident has all of the essentials needed to make their new apartment a home. This includes linens, cleaning supplies, kitchen utensils and so much more. Please click here to view our Amazon Wish List and consider supporting Archway today. This gift will be delivered directly to a resident from an Archway Supportive Services team member when they move into their new home.

We have also included on our list furniture items for the 15 formerly homeless older adult veterans that will be moving into this community. At Archway we are committed to ensuring all of our residents have access to everything they need to thrive. 

Please consider making a gift from our Amazon Wish List today. In addition, monetary donations can be made by clicking here. Thank you for your support of Archway and we can’t wait to celebrate this new community soon!

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