Founded in 1977 on the site of the historic Guingard Mansion, Still Hopes is a nonprofit, faith-based Continuing Care Retirement Community. Located on nearly 40 acres of land just minutes from downtown Columbia, Still Hopes is home to nearly 400 residents. Staff understand the value of independent living for seniors while providing a continuum of care that is able to support individuals with needs including memory care, skilled nursing, and rehabilitation. Independent living options include cottages, apartments, and concierge suites (where light assistance with dressing, meals and medication may be provided). The quality of care provided at Still Hopes is driven by mission and values instead of bottom-line, creating a truly active senior living community.
The Still Hopes website was created as a joint project between ADCO and Elephant Ear Design and is mobile responsive. The website is warm and inviting, while maintaining a modern profile and high level of performance. A scrolling feature box on the homepage highlights different pages internal to the site, using inviting text and imagery as lead-ins. A series of stationary boxes below highlight important features within the website, such as the newly constructed Indigo Woods cottages, the Thrive! Approach to senior living that sets Still Hopes apart, and the More to Enjoy box that elaborates on the plethora of activities and opportunities for engagement seniors have while living at Still Hopes. Pages within the site have the option to have text enlarged, creating a page that is friendly for viewers that may be visually impaired. This is an important design feature for an independent living community, whose audience may include older adults seeking a new living situation.
Launch Site: stillhopes.org