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Community event featuring live music, food, and giveaways


CARBONDALE, Colo. – June 15, 2022 – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a new retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley, will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 16 from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

Members of the public are invited to visit the Sopris Lodge campus, located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue in Carbondale, to enjoy guided community tours, lawn games, live entertainment from The Sunday Morning All-Stars, chef-prepared food, giveaways, and more.

Held in partnership with KDNK Community Radio, this celebratory event is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Call 970-340-4460 or visit our website events page to RSVP.

Note: Off-site parking is available along Main Street. Guests may also park in the public lot across from Town Hall and take the Rio Grande Trail to campus.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Seeks to Fill Two Director Positions

CARBONDALE, Colo. – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, the newest retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley for seniors aged 55-plus, is immediately hiring for the following three positions: Wellness Director, Life Enrichment Director and Maintenance Director.

The Wellness Director assists with planning, organizing, developing, and directing resident wellness services within the community. Compassionate caregivers with strong attention to detail who can build rapport with residents and families will excel in this role. This position requires a minimum of two years of senior living industry experience and applicants must be CPR-certified and a licensed practical nurse (at minimum) with a current state nursing certification.

The Life Enrichment Director will strategize and coordinate engaging activities and community events tailored to residents’ unique interests. They will also oversee transportation schedules, develop and implement resident assessment processes and care plans, and recruit, orient, and supervise volunteers. Applicants must be first aid/CPR certified and have an assisted living residence license for 50+ residents, with one year of experience or equivalent education/training providing structured resident engagement activities.

The Maintenance Director will plan, develop, organize, evaluate, and direct the maintenance department’s programs and activities. They will troubleshoot service requests and be responsible for managing the community’s maintenance needs, as well as supervising all maintenance and housekeeping team members, while upholding a safe and clean environment for residents and team members.

To view complete job descriptions, starting salaries, and apply online, please visit soprislodgejobs.com.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale to Host One-Day Job Fair

CARBONDALE – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a beautiful new retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley, will host a one-day job fair on Tuesday, Jan. 11, where hiring managers will fill various full and part-time open positions.

Job seekers who have a passion for helping seniors and want to make a difference – and have fun doing it – are encouraged to stop by the Sopris Lodge campus, located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue in Carbondale, between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for 30-minute interviews.

Full and part-time positions are now available for caregivers, dining service, activities, resident assistants, concierge, maintenance, housekeeping – and more.

Candidates are asked to complete an online application if possible, or to show up the day of the fair with their resume.

To view complete job descriptions and apply online, please visit the career page at jobs.wellage.com.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale to Host Community Food Drive

CARBONDALE, Colo. — Dec. 6, 2021 – This holiday season, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a new retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley, will partner with local nonprofit LIFT-UP to host a community food drive benefiting individuals and families in the area.

The public is invited to bring donations of non-perishable food items to the Sopris Lodge campus, located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue, during the week of December 13-17. Donations will be accepted daily between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. in holiday-wrapped collection boxes located at the community’s main entrance.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with LIFT-UP this holiday season to collect donations for those in our community struggling with food insecurity,” said Sopris Lodge Community Relations Director Molly DeMarr. “We’re grateful to all our residents, families and team members, as well as local community members, who plan to give this year.”

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call 970-876-6008.

Team Member Amyjo Cruz

CARBONDALE, Colo. — Nov. 16, 2021 – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, the Roaring Fork Valley’s newest retirement community featuring independent living, assisted living and memory care residences, announces that care professional Amyjo Cruz has been named Resident Care Coordinator.

Cruz will coordinate Sopris Lodge’s program of person-centered care for residents in the assisted living and memory care community, hire and train new care team members and manage their day-to-day activities while helping with resident care as needed.

Cruz previously worked in a secure skilled nursing unit before receiving her Certified Nursing Assistant license in 2007. She is a licensed assisted living administrator, a certified provider of dementia and Alzheimer’s care, and is certified as a Qualified Medication Administration Personnel.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

For more information or to schedule a private tour, please call 970-876-6008.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale's Fall Festival 2021

Event to feature food, live music and guided community tours

CARBONDALE, Colo. —Oct. 12, 2021 – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, a new resort-style retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley, will host its first-ever fall festival on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., where guests will be treated to a fun-filled afternoon of food, activities and live entertainment by Hammered Straight and Tim Lyons.

Members of the public are invited to visit the Sopris Lodge campus, located at 295 Rio Grande Avenue in Carbondale, to celebrate autumn’s arrival and the opening of the senior living community, which welcomed its first residents in July.

“We’re grateful for all the team members, residents, families and friends who have made our opening great, and we can’t wait to celebrate,” said Community Relations Director Molly DeMarr.

The festival will feature fall-themed beverages and hors d’oeuvres, signature fare from Sopris Lodge’s Chef Brett Allais, live music from local bands, pumpkin painting, bean bag games and guided tours of the community.

This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP online or call the concierge desk at 970-340-4460.

Note: Off-site parking is available along Main Street. Guests may also park in the public lot across from Town Hall and take the Rio Grande Trail to campus. Health screenings will be conducted at the front desk and all activities will be outside (weather permitting) and arranged to encourage social distancing. Masks are kindly appreciated.

About Sopris Lodge at Carbondale
Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is a Colorado-based retirement community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care residences in the Roaring Fork Valley. Set in the picturesque Rocky Mountain town of Carbondale and nestled between the historic destinations of Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Sopris Lodge at Carbondale is managed by WellAge Senior Living, a respected senior care management company.

Sopris Lodge at Carbondale Senior Living Opens

CARBONDALE, Colo. — July 14, 2021 – Sopris Lodge at Carbondale, the newest retirement community in the Roaring Fork Valley for seniors aged 55-plus, has officially opened at 295 Rio Grande Ave. in Carbondale. The intimate new campus offers independent living, assisted living and memory care residences, and is situated just blocks from downtown Carbondale.

Residents begin to move into the independent living apartments in July. Pending licensure approval from Colorado officials, residents can begin to move into the assisted living and memory care residences this fall.

“We’re thrilled to officially open our doors, welcome new residents and introduce our new senior living community to our neighbors here in Carbondale,” said Mike Luciano, Executive Director of Sopris Lodge at Carbondale. “We hope our services and accommodations help local seniors to remain near friends and families in a safe, comfortable environment.”

Sopris Lodge offers 74 apartments, consisting of 27 independent living residences, 23 assisted living residences, and 24 memory care studios in a separate, secure neighborhood setting. Services and care plans are tailored to residents’ interests and needs, with an emphasis on resident-centered wellness that engages the social, spiritual and physical components of a fulfilling lifestyle.

“It is with great excitement that we can welcome our residents to move into Sopris Lodge at Carbondale” said Jay Moskowitz, CEO & President WellAge Senior Living. “We are very proud of the commitment and effort that went into every detail of our new community.”

Sopris Lodge’s independent living residences feature a choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments – complete with high-end finishes, walk-out balconies/patios, washers and dryers and modern technologies. The assisted living residences feature studio apartments with kitchenettes and walk-in or wheel-in showers. Sopris Lodge’s memory care neighborhood provides a comfortable, safe and secure environment in a home-like setting that offers person-centered care 24/7.

Residents of the upscale retirement community have access to a full array of exceptional amenities and services, including a salon; concierge, housekeeping and laundry services; life enrichment activities; care programs led by an experienced Wellness Director; chauffeured transportation to appointments; covered parking; storage lockers; spacious common areas; a library; fitness center; a therapeutic outdoor hot tub and more. Sopris Lodge’s campus is pet-friendly and equipped with advanced technology for residents’ security, safety and entertainment.

Operating like a stylish hotel, residents will enjoy an authentic restaurant-style dining experience that offers healthy, gourmet cuisine prepared by a professional chef. Served in a variety of on-site dining venues, including an all-day bistro, menus incorporate seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, and homegrown vegetables sourced from the community’s on-site greenhouse.

“Sopris Lodge is a place where residents can truly feel at home and families can feel complete peace of mind,” Margie Guerrieri, Regional Marketing & Sales Director at WellAge Senior Living, said. “Every member of our team was hand-picked for their outstanding qualifications and training in senior care, and our amenities and services are top-notch.”

Conveniently located on the western edge of Carbondale, Sopris Lodge’s luxurious senior living campus is within walking distance of downtown’s retail shops, restaurants, parks and art venues. It is also adjacent to the Rio Grande Recreational Trail and True Nature Healing Arts Center.

Architecture for the Sopris Lodge campus was handled by Aspen-based Z-Group Architects, development and construction managed by Glenwood Springs-based Rocky Mountain Senior Housing, and interior design was handled by Storm Designs out of Snowmass.

Sopris Lodge is managed by WellAge Senior Living, which manages senior living communities throughout Colorado, Nevada and Oklahoma.

For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Mike Luciano at 970-340-4444 or mluciano@wellage.com or visit www.soprislodge.com.

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