Maple Springs Grand Opening

Assisted Living and Memory Care Facility Opens in Anchorage

Maple Springs of Anchorage residents Earl Shaler and Flossie Bryner cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration held July 13. Also pictured are Maple Springs Director Brooke Maruskie (left) and Marketing Director Heather Jacox. Photo by Kevin Bennett.

For many years, Alaska’s senior housing market has struggled to meet the needs of its older residents. Exacerbating the housing shortage is Alaska’s senior population: Though residents ages 65+ account for only 13% of the state’s overall population, the demographic is expected to double by 2034, far outpacing the national average (139% versus 81% growth).

As assisted living opportunities will become increasingly important to meet Alaska’s health-care needs, CIRI invested in Maple Springs Anchorage in 2019, a state-of-the-art assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility.

Maple Springs Anchorage opened to residents in February, and a grand opening celebration was held July 13. CIRI executives and employees, community members and the general public were invited to take part in the festivities, which featured food, door prizes and live entertainment.

Maple Springs Anchorage was built on CIRI-owned land in South Anchorage. The 107,500-square-foot facility features 79 assisted living units and 28 memory care units. A skilled nursing facility is scheduled to open in late 2024, and additional land acreage is available for future expansion.

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