(Last Updated On: February 23, 2022)

Contact: Angela Rizzo, Director of Independent Living & Community Relations,
Laurel View Village
(814) 205-6289;

Christina Gorschak, Lead Sales Counselor, Laurel View Village
(814) 288-2724;



For Immediate Release: Laurel View Village, a full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) also known as a Life Plan Community, is excited to announce and introduce new patio apartments for Independent Living residents. If you are considering senior living options for yourself or a loved one, this is a great opportunity to visit Laurel View Village and speak with both staff and residents.

“Last year, we had the opportunity to explore a new concept. With three apartments available all at the same time, located right next to each other in the Vista building. Our lead sales counselor, Christina Gorschak, is an incredible critical thinker and has a natural knack for envisioning better functionality and interior concepts,” said Angela Rizzo, Director of Independent Living. “She really took what she was hearing from current and potential residents with this project and redesigned the space. This allows Laurel View Village to provide another option for our residents.”

In an interview with Christina, our Lead Sales Counselor, she shares more information with us about the recently renovated patio apartments.

How are the new patio apartments different from the other Vista apartments?

The new patio apartments look incredible: they have a large and airy, open-concept living room floor plan that leads you straight to a private patio with a retractable awning–it is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. The apartments include a washing machine and dryer, and we also updated the closets and storage space to give our residents more room.

What inspired this new concept? 

Visitors and current residents were the inspiration behind the project. As a team, we decided it was time to renovate the apartments. We wanted these changes to make the residents feel at home. It was gratifying to watch this vision come to life.

What comments or feedback are you getting from potential residents and families?

I have received a lot of positive feedback on this new project. I have shown these apartments to potential residents and their families, and the residents were really able to envision themselves living here; as a result, all the new patio apartments sold! The residents noted how the renovations improved the flow and functionality of the rooms and are enjoying the open floor plan, the natural light, and the updated kitchen and safety features of the bathroom. They are also looking forward to lounging and watching sunsets on the patio.

Describe Vista apartments.

Independent Living apartments have full-size kitchen appliances. The pale, honey-color cabinets in the kitchen and bathroom are made of natural oak wood with brushed nickel hardware. Everyone has their own thermostat for heating and cooling, and before move-in, residents can select new paint colors and flooring to make this space feel more like home. Vista apartments come in four different sizes and five different layouts.

What services does Laurel View Village offer to its Vista apartment residents?

Residents pay a monthly service fee that gives them access to numerous amenities and services offered here on campus. The monthly service fee includes two delicious meals each day; breakfast and dinner; utilities: gas, electric, water, sewage, trash, and recycling; all maintenance repairs & on-site security 24/7; bedroom and bathroom emergency call bells; transportation for shopping and medical appointments; bi-weekly housekeeping services; wellness center access—includes fitness equipment, pools, and classes from live instructors—and more!

If you are interested in seeing an apartment, please, contact Christina Gorschak to schedule a tour. It is a great way to get more information to help you decide if Laurel View Village is a good fit for you. Your adventure awaits!