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0401 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
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When you are ready to simplify your life but want to maintain your own living space and routines, Whitcomb Terrace is here to complement your lifestyle, offering just the care you need, when you need it. With maintenance- and chore-free living in your private apartment, you can enjoy amenities such as restaurant-style dining with three chef-prepared meals daily, weekly linen and laundry service, activities and more with everything Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley have to offer just outside your door.
Read a letter from our director, Maggie Gerardi to learn more about the Whitcomb Terrace vision and philosophy.
"We get to do so much more with our parents than for our parents. Rather than catching up on household chores, we can enjoy family time doing the things we love to do in the Roaring Fork Valley."
Our mother Sharon was medical secretary to Dr. Whitcomb when she came to Aspen in 1960 as a ski bum. “Dr. Whit” as he was known by his patients, had the vision to create a place of extraordinary care for local seniors and locals needing to bring their aging parents closer to them. Dr. Whit was legendary in his capacity to bring joy and healing to his patients. It feels like his care has come full circle for us as a family.
Whitcomb Terrace is a small and intimate community that nimbly responds to the fluidity of needs of each resident. Mom receives the one-on-one quality of care any child would want for her or his parent. We’re lucky that one of mom’s caregivers is a longtime friend, so there’s a sense of continuity for all of us. Mom has daily opportunities for social activities and exercise. We love that high value is placed on nutrition: three meals are prepared from scratch by an Executive Chef and we often join her for lunch or dinner.
We expected this high level of care to be beyond our means when it was time to start thinking about the best way forward for mom. We were surprised at how affordable Whitcomb Terrace is. Because they are a not-for-profit facility, we’re well within our budget. And because it is one flat fee we don’t have to pay extra for the things that many of the places we looked at charge a premium for.
For us, the peace of mind that mom safe, happy and content is beyond measure.
Bailey Prior-Holloway & Lisa Prior
As one of the early residents of the Meadowood subdivision, moving to Whitcomb Terrace in 2012 was an easy decision as it is just down the road. Beyond being in my own neighborhood, my apartment at Whitcomb Terrace feels like home, without any of the chores, and because most of the staff have been here longer than I have, they feel like family.
A while ago we started hosting a weekly happy hour to bring our mutual friends and family together for wine and soft drinks. As I knew how to tend bar the job became mine, and eventually the weekly event became known as “Woody’s Happy Hour” when someone brought in a custom painted a sign!”
King “Woody” Woodward
After much convincing to leave her home of 40+ years, my mother Yuri moved into Whitcomb Terrace in order to be closer to me. She immediately felt like part of the community and bonded with the residents, their families and the staff. It’s wonderful that both my husband, Gordon, and I work at Aspen Valley Hospital, just a hop away, and her grandchildren get to speak to her often.
Yuri loves the walks around the campus, to help others in the building, and the compassion that has been shown to her. We all love how the staff involve each resident in activities, but allow them to opt in/out at their desire. During this coronavirus time, we have appreciated the extreme care and caution the staff have shown in order to protect the residents.
— Elaine Gerson
I couldn’t be happier with Whitcomb Terrace. I’m close to family, my apartment is comfortable and filled with sunshine, the food is great and the staff goes out of their way to make sure all my needs are met. They are all always so upbeat, friendly, and caring. And I know I’m in good hands if I need help. I feel very lucky to live here and to call Whitcomb Terrace “home.”
My mom moved here from Fort Lauderdale where she lived alone in her home for 14 years. Needless to say, moving into an assisted-living facility in Aspen was a big change for her. She, along with me and my brother, visited almost a dozen facilities (from Grand Junction to Aspen) before unanimously selecting Whitcomb Terrace. A year later, we are all certain the right choice was made. With the staff’s help, my mom made an amazing adjustment, quickly settling in with her small dog and her own furnishings and “stuff.” Not worrying about her safety and comfort is wonderful, but even better is knowing that she is treated like family by the staff. In our eyes, Whitcomb Terrace is not a ” facility” — it is a home filled with love and good cheer.