South High Senior Living Holds Baseball-Themed Fundraiser for Alzheimer’s

South High Senior Living recently held a baseball-themed event to raise money to fight Alzheimer’s. Residents and attendees enjoyed various activities and were able to watch Knoxville Mayor Indya Kincannon and her mother throw the first pitch. Read more: Knoxville Mayor throws “first pitch” at Alzheimer’s fundraiser

South High Senior Living wins preservation award

It’s gone from an abandoned high school to a home for dozens of Knoxville seniors, and its developers just won an award for its transformation. South High Senior Living was chosen for the mayor’s award for the top historic preservation project in Knoxville by Knox Heritage. Read more about South High Senior Living’s award below: WATE-TV (Knoxville): South High Senior … Read More

South High Wins Three Awards at ISL Awards Ceremony

Vibrant Life Resident Satisfaction (3rd)Resident & Family Satisfaction (2nd)Positive Online Reviews Overall average of Vibrant Life and Vibrant Life Signature Program sections of the 2020 Resident Satisfaction Surveys, Overall score based on the 2020 Resident Satisfaction Surveys and Community received highest number of 5-Star online reviews during 2020 Our management company, Integral Senior Living, recently held an internal awards ceremony … Read More

South High Managing Director discusses community benefits of building restoration

South High last served as a classroom for students almost 30 years ago. Now, as South High Senior Living, it will serve as a home for seniors in South Knoxville’s Old Sevier neighborhood. “It’s known by everyone in South Knoxville,” Dover said. Everybody loves it, and I don’t think anybody wanted to see it torn down. I’m delighted that we … Read More

Old South High School transformed into living facility for the elderly

A piece of city history that has stood empty for years is reopening as a space that the community can use once again. The former South High School building has been transformed into an elderly living facility. Its doors were opened Thursday. The building had been sitting empty since 1991. The historic landmark was built in the 1930s and once … Read More

Vacant ‘South High School’ building turned into senior living facility

The vacant South High School’s building located at 835 Tipton Ave has been turned into a senior living facility. The new South High Living Facility houses more than 60 seniors. The seniors got to celebrate the opening of the facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, July 15. The project was overseen by Rick Dover of Dover Signature Properties. … Read More

Inside of Knoxville covers South High Senior Living’s opening

South High Senior Living, the latest project from developer/owner Rick Dover opens today to new residents.  The project took several years and more than $12 million to bring the building back to life. South High School closed its doors in 1991 after serving students since 1937 (first as a junior high), and the building remained empty until the current renovation. … Read More

South High’s executive director featured by Everything Knoxville

South High Senior Living Executive Director Helen Porter wrote about the benefits of volunteering for EverythingKnoxville.com. Studies have found some amazing benefits of purely sharing your time! It gives a whole new meaning to the idea that you have to give to get. In one study, individuals over 50 who were volunteering had 38% fewer nights spent in the hospital. … Read More