Rick Dover to Convert Former Oakwood School to Senior Living Home

Top Quote Senior facilities firm repurposes historic buildings for senior care, reports Rick Dover. End Quote
  • Knoxville, TN (1888PressRelease) May 08, 2013 - Rick Dover and his senior care firm Family Pride Corporation recently announced the restoration of Oakwood Elementary School in Knoxville. Oakwood School, which dates back to 1914, had become a concern to the community due to dilapidation, Rick Dover explains.

    Rick Dover, owner and general manager of Family Pride Corporation, explains that the company seeks out historic buildings to restore and use for its senior living locations. According to Rick Dover, this serves the purpose of protecting the environment while also preserving the history of the community. Centered exclusively in East Tennessee, Family Pride Corporation's senior facilities provide the perfect living environment for every senior citizen, Rick Dover explains. As Rick Dover tells us, Family Pride Corporation provides independent living options, assisted living options, and memory and Alzheimer's care for those who need more personalized attention.

    The Oakwood Elementary School is located in the Oakwood community of Knoxville, Rick Dover describes, and was purchased by the county in 2011. As Rick Dover learned, the school suffered a collapse due to rain that same year, and concerned citizens were hoping someone would rescue the property. By turning the property into senior care units, Rick Dover and Family Pride Corporation will save the structure from being demolished, preserving an important part of the Oakwood community.

    Neighbors are now hopeful that Rick Dover and his staff will be able to create a building that will improve property values in the neighborhood. Additionally, Rick Dover has discovered that the community looks forward to having a safe, high-quality, affordable senior care space in the Knoxville area.

    Rick Dover utilizes his background in real estate development to find historic structures in Lenoir City and Loudon, Tenn., for use in senior living. Rick Dover knows that when Family Pride Corporation chooses a location, Family Pride is integrating itself into the community around it. Those who live at Family Pride Corporation properties often frequent the shops and restaurants, especially when family visits, Rick Dover has found. According to Rick Dover, this helps boost the local economy in addition to the jobs Family Pride Corporation's locations provide.

    Family Pride Corporation's commitment to salvaging historical structures has won accolades and acknowledgments for both Rick Dover and his staff. Those praises have come from such prominent organizations as the East Tennessee Historical Society and the East Tennessee Preservation Alliance.

    Rick Dover and Family Pride Corporation have undertaken several other developments in recent years, including the conversion of a historic inn in the Oak Ridge area of East Tennessee and a 1908 high school building in Lenoir City. These projects uphold the commitment of Rick Dover and Family Pride Corporation to honor these rare landmarks and keep them alive for future generations to enjoy.

    Since 1994, Rick Dover and Family Pride Corporation have been providing high-quality, affordable living for senior citizens. Families aren't required to pay deposits or any fees to move their loved ones into a Family Pride Corporation home, Rick Dover says, which keeps the experience enjoyable.

    Contact Rick Dover:
    1125 Grove Street
    Loudon, TN 37774

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