When it came time for my mother to move into an assisted living facility, she wanted to visit each one around the metro Jackson area before making her final decision. Immediately as we walked through the front doors of The Blake at Township mom began smiling. You felt more like you were walking into an upscale resort hotel. It has floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking a beautiful courtyard and large lake, white marble floors, beautiful sitting areas, a large fireplace and high ceilings and plenty of openness about it. Someone was entertaining the residents by playing music on the baby grand piano sitting in the lobby. We were graciously greeted by the concierge Ashley and the Marketing Director, Kerri Adams. Prior to our visit Kerri and I had spoken on the phone and I mentioned that mom loved her home because she was located on the big water at the reservoir and could gaze out the windows all day long watching the boaters, people fishing and all the wildlife found on the water. So when we arrived at The Blake, Kerri could not wait to show us a beautiful suite overlooking the entire lake. Mom loved it. Everyone, the staff and the residents all seemed to be happy and busy with activities. They have a movie theater, a large activity room for parties, games, speakers and entertainers, a nail and hair salon, therapy facility, beautiful dining rooms where you are seated and order from a menu and two doctors that come every Tuesday and Thursday and stay all day in case any of the residents would like to see them. As we were leaving, mom said, this is the one. When I asked her what made it different from the others she said it was the way Kerri, Gayle and the entire staff made her feel. She said she felt like it was more of a retirement community and not an assisted living facility. Mom loved the suite she was shown but felt it was a little too far for her to walk in order to get to activities and to meals but she hated giving up the water view. I called Kerri and she was able and more than willing to have mom come back and showed her another suite still overlooking the water and now, even the courtyard and it was right in the middle of both elevators, the theater and the activity room. It was perfect. We were even shown a couple of the other residents suites (with their permission) as to how they had decorated so mom and I could get an idea of what we would do with her suite. Mom has been at The Blake of Township for a little over a month now and we can see a huge improvement with her health and overall demeanor. She is taking her medication appropriately, eating good healthy meals, exercising, enjoying all the activities that Gayle has planned and she is socializing with the other residents. She is waited on hand and foot and could not be happier. It has also given our family a piece of mind knowing our loving mom is safe, and well taken care her and it thrills us to see her smiling again.