In response to the article, "Columbia couple, both 100, still going strong" (July 5): Thank you for your recognition of two of our prominent residents, John and Ruby Hill, who have recently turned 100 together.
We noticed with dismay that the headline and article call Vantage House an assisted living center. In point of fact, Vantage House is a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC — the only one in Howard County.
CCRCs provide a full continuum of care, from independent living apartments, to enhanced living, assisted living, and skilled nursing care. Assisted living is only one of the many services we are proud to provide.
Thank you for letting us clarify the role of our community.
Residents' Association President
Meriann P. Ritacco