Victorian Manor Changes Name to Brookdale Hanceville

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The city of Hanceville has been very good to us and the mayor has also been very good to us.”
Miranda Sansing, Executive Director of Brookdale Hanceville

HANCEVILLE – On Thursday, July 16th, Victorian Manor Assisted Living officially changed its name to Brookdale Hanceville. Excited residents and employees celebrated the event by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony. Afterwards, a reception was held where attendees enjoyed a variety of food and took tours of the facility.

“I just wanted to thank everybody for coming out today to celebrate our new name, Brookdale Hanceville, formerly Victorian Manor,” said Miranda Sansing, Executive Director of Brookdale Hanceville.

“Our name is all that has changed; we’re still the same Victorian Manor that we were. We just had our name changed to show our affiliation with Brookdale Senior Living.”

Commissioner Kerry Watson and members of the Chamber of Commerce were on hand to congratulate everyone at the facility. Others were also recognized for various reasons during the reception. 

“I just want to thank our special guests for coming out today,” Sansing smiled. “The city of Hanceville has been very good to us, and the mayor has also been very good to us. I want to thank everybody that took part; there are too many to name. There are a few residents that I would like to acknowledge. Mr. Patrick Kinney is our oldest resident and Bert Morgan is our youngest. We have quite a diverse group here, with a large age range. The person with the longest residency is Mrs. Lelia Osoinak; she has been with us and made us her home the longest. Finally, our newest resident is Mrs. Virginia Faye Harris.”

The residents went to great lengths to decorate the facility for the celebration. Resident artwork was scattered throughout the building for everyone to enjoy. "Then and Now" pictures and memorabilia of the residents were on display. Grab bags were given to everyone who came to the facility. Inside each bag was a generous portion of homemade lotion the residents had made for the occasion. 

“I just love it here,” said Mrs. Harris with a twinkle in her eyes. “I sold my house and most of the things inside and came here to live. It is really great – The best thing I could have done for myself!”

Nearly all of the residents of Brookdale Hanceville share the same enthusiasm for the assisted living facility as Mrs. Harris. They love their neighbors and have a great time participating in the community. 

Brookdale Hanceville is located at 105 Michelle Street, Hanceville, AL 35077. For more information call 256-352-3141. Follow them on Facebook at