Legacy Senior Living Communities in South GA and AL Safe after Hurricane Michael

Power lost at facilities in Thomasville and Tifton, Ga.; minor damage at facilities in Moultrie, Ga., Opelika and Prattville, Ala.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (Oct. 11, 2018) - Residents at five Legacy Senior Living communities located in South Georgia and Southeast Alabama have safely weathered Hurricane Michael.

The Category 3 hurricane brought torrential rains and 100 mph winds to bear upon three South Georgia facilities (located in Moultrie, Thomasville and Tifton) and two in Alabama (located in Prattville and Opelika). While all five facilities sustained some damage from the high winds, only two lost power overnight and one was struck by a tree. No residents or staff were injured as a result of the storm.

  • Thomasville, Ga.: Legacy Village at Plantation Manor lost power overnight, which was restored as of 10 a.m. Thursday. A tree damaged the facility’s second floor.
  • Tifton, Ga.: Legacy Village of Tifton has regained power and is operating normally.
  • Moultrie, Ga.: Legacy Village at Park Regency did not lose power but sustained some damage.
  • Opelika, Ala.: The Harbor at Opelika did not lose power but sustained some damage.
  • Prattville, Ala.: The Harbor at Hickory Hill in suburban Montgomery, Ala., did not lose power but sustained some damage.

Bryan Cook, chief operating officer of Legacy Senior Living, and Barry Ray, president, on Thursday thanked team members at each facility who did great work ensuring the safety and peace of mind of residents and their families during the storm.

“We are blessed with the most amazing team members anywhere. They reassured our residents before the storm, and then loved on them during the storm. I am so proud of each and every one who served last night. Unfortunately, many of them now go home to assess potential damage to their own homes—we must pray for these team members now,” said Cook, who assisted the three affected Georgia facilities in Thomasville, Tifton and Moultrie on Thursday morning.

“We are grateful to the Lord that he answered our prayers and protected those we get to serve. Along with Bryan, I can’t say enough to recognize the teams for serving during this unprecedented storm. We are blessed by their commitment to service and love for our residents. They all made a difference in people’s lives last night,” Ray said.

“Legacy Senior Living had been preparing our teams to handle such an emergency scenario for over 10 years. That preparation served our residents, families and teams well. We prepare for the worst always, but hope for the best. Legacy Senior Living believes we are truly blessed that the hurricane, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, lost momentum as it entered Georgia and most of its force blew north of our communities,” Ray said.

Legacy Senior Living asks for prayers for the team members and their families whose homes have suffered significant damage.

About Legacy Senior Living

Legacy Senior Living operates a family of senior living communities throughout the Southeast specializing in independent living, assisted living or Alzheimer’s care services. Headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn., the company is committed to serving the ‘Greatest Generation of Americans’ with honor, respect, faith and integrity.

More information is available at legacysl.net or by calling (423) 478-8071.

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Legacy Senior Living is a management organization specializing in independent and assisted living facilities. Legacy manages facilities owned by the principals and also engages with select developers and owners to provide management and consulting services.

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