Woodland Hill senior living community opened the doors to The Terrace senior apartments last month when its first residents moved in, even as the construction project continues towards completion.

Located at 441 Stageline Road, Woodland Hill is owned and managed by Presbyterian Homes and Services (PHS), based in Roseville, Minn.

“It is truly a blessing to see this project move from the construction phase to occupancy,” said Woodland Hill Housing Advisor Dianna Weum. “The anticipation and excitement exhibited by the residents and community is terrific.”

Weum said residents have moved into over 50 of the 95 senior apartments and reservations are being accepted for the remaining one and two bedroom apartments. Reservations are also being accepted for studio, one and two-bedroom assisted living apartments and specialty/memory care apartments that are expected to open this month. All apartments at Woodland Hill are equipped with urgent call systems and feature designed floor plans that accommodate mobility assistance devices such as walkers and wheelchairs.

On April 11, Judy Taylor was the very first resident across the threshold. A longtime Hudson resident, Taylor had seen the site excavation for Woodland Hill begin months before. She inquired with Hudson Community Development office and learned about plans for a new senior living community.

Taylor said she knew right then that she wanted to move in and contacted Weum. Taylor said she was pleased with the caring and helpful approach provided throughout the reservation and move-in process.

“Dianna welcomed me, and each time I received more information, I was more enthused about this new place,” she said.

Taylor chose to move to Woodland Hill because she wanted to simplify her life, increase her sense of freedom and live in a place where she could be confident that her lifestyle and health needs would be met now and in the future.

“The day I moved in, everything was so pristine and well appointed,” she said. “My new apartment is just ideal.”

Taylor said she is making new friends at Woodland Hill and finding that she and her neighbors can share the experience of transitioning to this new life.

“We’ve all had to let go of our past but we’re on a new horizon,” Taylor said. “We’re reinventing our lives and finding a new way.”

Taylor said she especially enjoys starting the day by joining her neighbors for breakfast. She has already taken advantage of other amenities found in the Town Center, such as the salon and library. She and other residents can also enjoy The Bistro and other dining choices, attend classes and social events, exercise in the Wellness Center, gather in the Club Lounge for Happy Hour and watch movies in the theater.

Unique to Woodland Hill is the DaVita Dialysis clinic located on the campus. DaVita offers 12 in-center dialysis stations and two home training rooms, bringing comprehensive kidney care close to home for those living in the Hudson area. Woodland Hill is located east of Hudson Hospital & Clinic. PHS, DaVita Dialysis and Hudson Hospital & Clinic are collaborating to offer consistent and complementary care services, including transportation between the campuses, special nutrition and dietary support for dialysis patients and others, wellness education and more.

For information about Woodland Hill, contact Dianna Weum at (715) 716-5200 or dweum@preshomes.org or visit www.woodlandhillphs.org.