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Open house this weekend for model home for senior living


A new way of living for aging adults is sweeping across the country and the grand opening of one of these model homes is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. in the River Club community at Hayes.

Shelia Byers, co-founder of SkyBlue Homes, LLC, and her business partner Barry Borden have designed a new concept of living. These “Terrace Homes,” are geared especially for seniors, empty-nesters and those who may find themselves single again.

Aside from larger hallways and doorways and low countertops, the design of these homes encompasses outdoor living, bringing the outdoors inside, without braving the elements. 

Walking through the front door of the model home, “Viera II” in River Club, the first thing that greets the guest or homeowner is large windows letting an abundance of natural light into the spacious living room and dining area.

Byers said the dining and living areas are designed with plenty of square footage. “We wanted th...

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