Oakmont of East Sacramento

Oakmont of East Sacramento Celebrates Grand Opening

East Sacramento, California– Oakmont of East Sacramento, located in the Fabulous Forties historic neighborhood on nearly 3.5 acres, recently celebrated its grand opening with exclusive events and tours, featuring five-star culinary and innovative person-centered memory care programming.

Oakmont of East Sacramento is one of the first of several Oakmont Senior Living communities to be built and opened during the 2020 pandemic. With that in mind, guests were required to RSVP, wear masks, social distance and follow safety precautions while enjoying the more than 140,000-square-foot community. There are 142 apartment homes; including 100 independent living/assisted living and 42 memory care apartments at Oakmont of East Sacramento.

The community also boasts a 36,000-square-foot parking garage, a wine cave, multiple dining rooms, its Traditions program for memory care and other Oakmont Senior Living programs geared toward the person-centered approach.

Longtime senior living industry leader Terry Ervin is the executive director and Deanna Barker is director of memory care. Ervin has also spent time at Oakmont of Carmichael as executive director and is an Oakmont Senior Living veteran.

“It has truly been a team effort to open this gorgeous Oakmont community,” said Terry Ervin, executive director of Oakmont of East Sacramento. “We appreciate all the support and our founding residents who have moved in and are happy to be here with us.”

Events during the grand opening geared toward memory care were set up to showcase how Oakmont of East Sacramento has a focus on dementia and memory care. One of the two movie theaters has been customized into an immersive multi-sensory experience with sights, sounds, smells and touch.

Using aroma therapy, fiber optic lights, tactile props, themed music and sounds and visual movie bliss, the Oakmont Sensory Movie Experience transports you into the screen. Themes include – Amazon Rainforest, Under the Sea, The Galaxy (Stars), Safari, Camping in the Woods, Changing Seasons (Fall, Winter, Summer, Spring), Blooming Flowers, Desert Wonders.

Another new innovation at Oakmont of East Sacramento is the use of Rendever, a Virtual Reality device designed for seniors. Residents simply put on a headset and they’re immediately transported into an immersive experience. Rendever’s virtual reality platform is used in group settings so residents can share stories and deepen their connections with one another and with team members.

As director of memory care, Barker oversees a person-centered approach and is a certified dementia practitioner. She has been with Oakmont for nearly five years and has been in the senior living industry for more than 14 years.

“My passion is dementia training, coaching and programming. Teaching my team to partner with each of our residents to lead them through their day, capturing their full potential,” Barker said.

Before going to East Sacramento, Barker worked as a memory care and programs specialist where she was responsible for the hiring, onboarding, and support of all of our traditions directors and activity coordinators across Oakmont.

For more information about Oakmont of East Sacramento, please visit www.oakmontofeastsacramento.com or call 919-999-9825.

About Oakmont Senior
Living Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the senior living industry, currently serving more than 3,000 seniors across 34 communities in California and Nevada. Residents receive customized care services delivered in luxurious, resort-style settings. With an impressive array of five-star amenities and compassionate team members, residents at Oakmont Senior Living benefit from the finest senior living experience in the industry. For more information about Oakmont Senior Living, visit www.oakmontseniorliving.com.

Elite Home Builders Completes Millstone Village, in Medway, MA

Medway, MA – Elite Home Builders LLC (Elite) announces the completion of Millstone Village, a new 55-plus neighborhood in Medway, Massachusetts.

The 80-unit development consists of single-detached, duplex-style, and triplex-style homes, with prices ranging from $379,000 to $625,000. All homes were designed in the manner of Classic New England Architecture, and with interiors with modernized open concept floor plans and use of natural products such as hardwoods and granite. Meeting modern demands among the 55-plus community, all residences have two-car garages and first-floor master suite and laundry, as well as high efficiency systems and low maintenance products commonly implemented in Elite’s homes that guarantee years of comfort. The neighborhood Clubhouse, centrally located in Millstone Village, features a grand room with a kitchenette for neighborly or private events, a social room outfitted for activities such as card-playing and book club gatherings, a flex room for association meetings, and a mail room. To further immerse in the community, the grounds at Millstone Village include a park-style, flower garden, a community vegetable garden, a gazebo, and walking trails.

Elite formed the Millstone Village development with the understanding that location and access to local amenities is important to the 55-plus buyer. Millstone Village sits near Interstate 495 and Routes 140, 16, 109, and 126. Within 10 minutes’ driving distance is Idylbrook Recreation Area, Medway Community Farm, Rising Star Equestrian Center, and the shops at Medway Place and Gould’s Place including popular retail and eateries.

“Millstone Village is where Medway’s suburban feel meets leisure and luxury for the 55-plus community,” said Steven Venincasa, Manager of Elite Home Builders LLC. “Driven by Elite’s forty decades of expertise building communities, Millstone Village takes into consideration that residents are making one of the most important decisions they’ll ever make. Each home was constructed to address buyer priorities. We had a team in place to work with each buyer during the construction process to help make the experience seamless and comfortable.”

Elite and Casa Builders has managed construction and sales during the COVID-19 pandemic with the implementation of safety practices, social distancing, masks, sanitation stations, signage, staggered work, and showing schedules, just to name a few.

Elite Home Builders names Millstone Village among a growing portfolio of 55-plus community developments. Prior to forming the partnership of Elite Home Builders, Casa Builders built its first 55-plus community development involving 100 units at Orchard Hill in Westborough. In collaboration with Elite, Casa Builders also completed 30 units at Brookside Village in Walpole. Currently Casa Builders is constructing 26 Units for the 55-plus community at Wyman Farms in Shrewsbury, and Elite has begun construction at Highland Ridge in Berlin, another 55-plus community.

Elite and Casa Builders have partnered with Casa Realty Service for marketing services and to connect with buyers for current 55-plus age restricted developments. Although the Millstone Village development is sold out, potential buyers seeking similar 55-plus communities can inquire about Wyman Farms at bv@casarealtyservice.com and about Highland Ridge at julie@casarealtyservice.com.

Essex Acquires 55+ Active Living Community Outside Des Moines

Des Moines, IA, – Essex Communities, a leading developer, builder, and property management company for 55+ active living communities, announced today the acquisition of The Reserve on Walnut Creek in Urbandale, Iowa. The 121-unit independent living community is being converted by Essex from an entrance-fee model community to a rental model community and is Essex’s sixth acquisition and conversion like this over the past three years.

The community will be rebranded as The Arbordale and will soon undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation that will update apartments and community spaces as well as expand services and amenities.

“We’re excited to return to the greater Des Moines market to transition The Arbordale to a high-quality and vibrant rental community, offering a broad spectrum of engagement opportunities with the comforts of home,” said Frankie J. Pane, executive vice president of Essex Communities. “We have been successfully developing and operating 55+ active living communities across the Midwest and Mountain West for several decades now, so adding The Arbordale to the Essex family was a perfect fit and we look forward to creating a thriving future for its residents.”

“We continue to look for additional growth opportunities via acquisitions, buy-in to rental conversions, ground-up developments, and management opportunities across the Midwest, Mountain West and to expand into the Southern U.S.,” said Pane.

About Essex Communities
Founded in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1976, Essex Communities is a full-service provider to the 55+ housing industry, offering expertise in design, development, construction, acquisitions, financing, marketing, and property management.

High-end waterfront retirement living is coming to Norfolk Virginia’s East Beach Summer of 2021

New Waterfront Retirement Living Community Coming to Norfolk, Virginia at East Beach

Norfolk, VA, To better serve the growing retirement living demand in Norfolk and the greater Hampton Roads region, a new state-of-the-art active retirement living community is under construction. Aspire at East Beach will provide high-end, waterfront retirement living in a resort- style setting, featuring an abundance of rich amenities and services in a vibrant and active environment. The community is slated to open in summer 2021.

Located at East Beach Marina at 4801 Pretty Lake Ave., the four-story apartment building will provide 132 studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom monthly rental apartments in 11 floor plans, many of which include balconies or patios. Amenities will include an indoor open-air pool, fitness center, art studio, salon and spa offering massages, a theater, library and game room. There will be an outdoor patio overlooking the water, private gardening areas and outdoor dining with fire pit. The community will have walkways to the marina and Chesapeake Bay beach three blocks away. Aspire at East Beach will also feature a full-service restaurant open to the public, complete with main dining room, private dining room and bistro-style restaurant and bar. Residents will be provided with numerous social, educational and spiritual programs and events.

Managed by Solvere Living, the operations division of St. Petersburg, Florida-based Solutions Advisors Group (SAG), Aspire at East Beach’s rental center is located at 3841 East Little Creek Road, Suite 1, Norfolk, VA; (757) 695-9605. Tina Fonteneau is the on-site sales office contact. Jennifer Stell is the general manager.

“We are very excited about managing the exceptional Aspire at East Beach and bringing its luxurious, inspiring and resort-style atmosphere to the Norfolk and Hampton Roads area,” said Kristin Ward, CEO of Solutions Advisors Group. “We are providing residents an environment of rich amenities, engaging programs and events, along with the best in quality of life and services. The location and atmosphere are lush, elegant and private, with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the region’s plethora of international, historic, cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions.”

Aspire at East Beach will feature Solvere Senior Living’s proprietary wellness philosophy Salus™. Latin for “well-being,” Salus is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve personal goals through engagement and connections.

“There will be an array of active programing designed to stretch the mind and body to promote healthier aging. These include painting and acting as well as recreational games and spiritual activities,” Ward said.

Some of the many services include concierge, around-the-clock security, emergency response system in each apartment, maintenance and repairs, scheduled transportation, snow and trash removal and basic cable.

Aspire at East Beach is expected to create more than 35 full time positions in the immediate future. The owner/developer of the community is Arlington, Virginia-based Bonaventure. East Beach marks the third of its Aspire communities. Founded in 1999 by Dwight Dunton III, Bonaventure is a rapidly growing general contractor, with areas of expertise in multifamily and senior living new construction and renovations. It also holds a full suite of multifamily property management and investment capabilities with a portfolio of apartment homes in two states and 22 communities. The architectural firm is J. Price Architecture based in Liberty, Missouri.

For more information and to set up interviews, please contact Anne Abraham at Goldman & Associates Public Relations at: anne@goldmanandassociates.com or 757-625-2518, ext. 4. Visit Aspire at East Beach at https://www.aspireateastbeach.com/. Video and photos of what the community will look like are available at the website.

SAG is comprised of Solvere Living, the operations management division, Solutions Advisors, the marketing, advertising, sales, consulting services and the SA Digital division. SAG is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year and is committed to serving the growing senior living industry. Solvere Living currently operates 24 communities in 12 states, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma.

Vitality Living Expands to Mississippi With Landmark Lifestyles

TUPELO, Miss. —Vitality Living is expanding to a new market with Landmark Lifestyles Senior Living. The proposed 117-unit senior living community, which is part of a larger mixed-use development, will be located at 2001 Landmark Blvd. in Tupelo, Mississippi.

“Mississippi is the seventh state to welcome Vitality’s vibrancy, and Tupelo feels like the perfect place to expand our senior living brand,” said Chris Guay, founder and CEO of Vitality Living. “Landmark Lifestyles is a premier senior living product offering independent living cottages, assisted living and memory care on one campus. The Tupelo location is ideal and we can’t wait to become part of the local community.”

Landmark Lifestyles will open in phases beginning with active retirement living in 2021. Phase one includes 23 independent living cottages with attached 2-car garages, along with an extensive list of campus amenities including outdoor spaces, walking paths and a clubhouse.

Construction for phase two will commence in 2021 and will include 64 assisted living and 30 memory care apartments. Phase two amenities include an outdoor dining area complete with a fire pit, library, beauty salon, fitness center and state-of-the-art care systems.

Through engagement, innovation, family collaboration and a passion to serve, Landmark Lifestyles embraces a responsibility to strengthen communities, ensuring older adults have access to lifestyles that empower them to lead an inspiring life for years to come.

Landmark Lifestyles is now accepting reservations for independent living with plans to open in 2021. To schedule a tour and visit the leasing center, contact info@myvitalityliving.com.

For more information about Vitality Living, please visit vitalityseniorliving.com.

About Landmark Lifestyles
Located in Tupelo, Miss., Landmark Lifestyles—part of Vitality Living—specializes in independent living, assisted living and memory care that allow adults to experience a lifestyle with vitality at any age. Its team of seasoned retirement living professionals are passionate about creating vibrant communities where residents can be themselves, thrive and belong. For more information, visit www.vitalityseniorliving.com/senior-living-locations/mississippi/tupelo/.

Award-Winning Florida Developer is Reimagining the Active Adult Resort with its New Renewable Lease Concept

SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020- Nearly 1,000 people are moving to Florida every day. After over seven months in a pandemic, it’s clear that the priorities of many Americans, especially active adults, have shifted.

Barrington Group Inc., a Sarasota-based property development company, is reimagining the active adult community concept with its new luxury resort community, The Floridian Club of Sarasota, which offers secure, flexible, long-term leases that cannot be adversely impacted by a housing market correction or an uncertain economy.

Built “by Baby Boomers for Baby Boomers,” the Floridian Club of Sarasota underwent five years of extensive research and development before opening in 2019 to define the desires and dislikes of Baby Boomers, and to build a community that fulfills their needs.
“The Floridian Club’s renewable lease options encourage our residents to live here long-term or enjoy it as a second home, with social and fitness programs that you simply cannot find at other communities,” said Barrington Group President Larry Lieberman.
The Floridian Club of Sarasota emphasizes a dynamic social calendar, curated monthly by a full-time, on-site event planner specifically for the changing preferences of residents. The property’s 10,000-square-foot amenity center features various social spaces promoting spontaneity and a community feel amongst its residents.

In addition to a busy social life, The Floridian Club boasts a comprehensive fitness component. In addition to on-site amenities, such as a large 24-hour gym and yoga studio, The Floridian Club also offers health and wellness programs for residents (think healthy cooking classes or tips on how to protect immune systems during flu season) and staff is available to help residents achieve individual fitness goals and smart-living alternatives.

Today, the financial benefits of leasing make sense for active adults seeking longer-term stability, affordable resort living, and a secure and safe investment. With no state income tax or estate tax in Florida and no home resale to negotiate, or the stress of lender approval, leasing is an attractive choice. Residents can use the equity from the sale of a current home to retire on, build their savings or invest.

“We pride ourselves on being responsive to market needs, especially those of Baby Boomers, who we feel have been often neglected in the housing development market,” Lieberman said.
Though still in the earlier stages, leasing has been brisk. The Floridian Club of Sarasota has finalized construction on 309 homesites and is in its final phase of leasing. A second Floridian Club is on the horizon, with plans for future Floridian Club properties throughout Florida and other southern states. Lease rates start at $1690/month.

For additional information regarding The Floridian Club of Sarasota, visit www.liveatthefloridian.com.

English Meadows Expands into DC and Northern Virginia Markets

Blacksburg, Va. — English Meadows Senior Living has partnered with Maple Heights Senior Living to provide management services in Washington DC and will open a newly constructed senior living community in Manassas, Virginia in 2021.

“We are excited for this expansion into Northern Virginia and the Washington DC/Maryland area. We expand with purpose, to share our loving culture and to give opportunities to our amazing caregivers,” said Mike Williams, CEO/Co-Founder.

English Meadows has taken over management of the Maple Heights community in Washington DC, with the option to convert the building to an English Meadows operation in 2021. Maple Heights is DC’s newest boutique senior living community, with 50 luxury AL/MC units.
In addition, English Meadows is also managing the completion of a newly constructed senior living community in Mannassas, Virginia. Opening in May of 2021, English Meadows Manassas Campus will be a 92 unit AL/MC, offering luxury living for up to 100 residents and employing over 80 people.

“Our goal has always been to provide affordable, quality care for our residents, while also creating a rewarding and enjoyable workplace for our team members,” said Steve Ordnorff, President/Co-Founder. “We’re thrilled to continue the pursuit of this goal in Northern Virginia.”

English Meadows Senior Living, headquarted in Blacksburg, Virginia, is a Senior Living Operator/ Owner founded in 2008 by Mike Williams and Steve Orndorff. We currently manage, operate and/or own 10 communities, caring for over 500 residents and employing over 400 team members. Visit our website at www.WeLoveOurResidents.com to learn more about our community.

Brightview Grosvenor

Brightview Senior Living Welcomes Residents to Grosvenor Community in Suburban Bethesda

Bethesda, MD – Brightview Senior Living, a leader in senior living that builds, owns and operates more than 40 communities along the east coast, is pleased to announce the opening of Brightview Grosvenor, a new monthly-rental senior living community equipped with options for those seeking Assisted Living, Dementia Care and Enhanced Care. Situated at 5510 Grosvenor Lane, the scenic community shares the land of Wild Acres, former home of National Geographic President, Editor, and Photojournalist Gilbert H. Grosvenor. The abundant history of the Grosvenor family and scenic grounds are tied into the architectural design and function of the community, which features the latest amenities and joyful spaces to keep residents engaged and living their best, most vibrant life.

“We are beyond thrilled to officially open our doors and welcome residents to Brightview Grosvenor. This community is truly extraordinary–from its intentional design that embraces the property’s history and natural surroundings, to the incredible team of seasoned associates that truly make this community feel like home,” said Chris Hunerkoch, Executive Director. “We are excited to build relationships and shape the experience of every resident, family member and Brightview associate and develop a connected and supportive community with its own unique history.”

The Grosvenor community is home to 96 apartments that span across almost three scenic acres. Fifty-eight Assisted Living apartments are equipped to support those who need help with daily tasks, such as getting ready and taking medication. The Wellspring Village® features 26 apartments designed for those living with Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia. Enhanced Care apartments (12 total) are available to those residents living with ALS, Parkinson’s Disease, or other types of conditions that require a higher level of attention. FORTUNE Magazine ranked Brightview Senior Living as the #1 Best Workplace for Aging Services in the Seniors Housing & Care category; thus, associates are highly trained to provide attentive and personalized care to each resident.

Onsite amenities provide residents with engaging activities on a daily basis and include a movie theater, a private dining room to host special occasions, a pub for daily happy hours, a pool table, and a Grosvenor Family Library which displays a collection of National Geographic books donated by the Grosvenor family. Residents can enjoy chef-prepared meals, including custom healthy juices and smoothies which are a signature menu item of Dining Services Director, Chadli Sassi. Each apartment is designed with accessibility, safety and comfort in mind, with high-end design and finishes like granite counters, tile floors, and crown molding to refine the space and make it feel like home. Conveniently located north of the Capital Beltway, Grosvenor residents and visiting loved ones have easy access to plenty of activities within the greater community.

For more information about Brightview Grosvenor and the other Brightview communities, visit www.BrightviewSeniorLiving.com.

About Brightview Senior Living
Brightview Senior Living builds, owns, and operates award-winning vibrant senior living communities in eight states along the East Coast: Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. We offer senior Independent Living, Assisted Living, Enhanced Care, and Wellspring Village®, a specialized neighborhood for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Each of our Brightview Senior Living communities focuses on five elements of wellness which we call SPICE. Spiritual, Physical, Intellectual, Cultural, and Emotional. Our amenities and programs encourage active senior living communities and development in these areas, keeping residents active and healthy.

Stevenson Oaks in Fort Worth Will Feature Independent Living, Various Amenities and Care Options in New Tavolo Park.

MRC Celebrates Groundbreaking of New $140 Million Senior Living Community

FORT WORTH, Texas – Methodist Retirement Communities (MRC), a not-for-profit senior living organization based in The Woodlands, recently joined development partners to celebrate the groundbreaking of Stevenson Oaks senior living community. The 19-acre site is just off Chisholm Trail Parkway at Bryant Irvin and Dirks Road. It’s located in the new Tavolo Park master-planned community – a development featuring new homes, parks, restaurants, offices and retail shops. The $140 million Stevenson Oaks will feature 172 independent living apartment homes with various amenities, as well as 40 assisted living apartments and 24 memory support suites.

“We’re proud to bring this incredible new lifestyle option to seniors in the Fort Worth area — one that celebrates not only their social energy, but also their intellectual spirit, all in a refined and engaging atmosphere that furthers our mission of service ministry to older adults,” said Alan Brown, president and CEO of MRC. “This new community represents our commitment to providing the best services, programs, activities, care and living options for Fort Worth seniors.”

In addition to a wide range of residential accommodations, Stevenson Oaks will feature multiple dining options, including a fireside barista bar, and other amenities, including a fitness center, heated swimming pool, auditorium, and dedicated spaces for various activities and wellness programs. Other features include outdoor living areas, green spaces and scenic walking paths throughout the community. Residents will also enjoy maintenance, housekeeping and transportation services to enable a carefree lifestyle. As a community offering various levels of care, Stevenson Oaks independent living residents will have priority access to on-site assisted living and memory support at substantially discounted rates.

“MRC has successfully grown its vision of communities that serve area seniors better than any others,” said Ann Fees, sales and marketing director at Stevenson Oaks. “Now the vision shines even brighter with Stevenson Oaks. What was just a plan is now becoming reality. A majority of our apartment homes have already been reserved and future residents are excited to see it take shape.”
Recent Census Bureau reports show more than 85,000 Fort Worth residents are already 65 years or older, and that number is expected to grow substantially over the next 10 years with the aging of Baby Boomers. This project will enhance dignified housing and wellness services for the rising senior population, as well as provide quality jobs in the Fort Worth area.
The selected architect for the project is AG Architecture, and the construction company is Andres. Construction of the community is expected to be completed in 2022.

MRC is a not-for-profit service ministry that has been providing senior housing and health care services in Texas for more than 55 years. Though it derives its name from a Covenant of Connection agreement that honors its heritage with the Texas Annual Conference of United Methodists, MRC communities welcome residents of all faiths, without regard to race, color or national origin. MRC owns and operates communities throughout Texas, including in Bryan, Huntsville, Lufkin, Texarkana, La Porte, League City and College Station. Most campuses are full-service retirement communities that provide a wide array of housing and service options for seniors. Additionally, MRC offers five HUD-subsidized senior apartment communities in two locations as another key component of its service ministry. More information about MRC is available at mrcaff.org.

Oakmont of Torrance

Oakmont of Torrance Celebrates Grand Opening

Torrance, California- Oakmont of Torrance recently welcomed 50 founding residents and celebrated its grand opening with exclusive events and tours, featuring top-notch culinary representing several countries.

Oakmont of Torrance is the first of several Oakmont Senior Living communities to be built and opened during the 2020 pandemic. With that in mind, guests were required to RSVP, wear masks, social distance and follow safety precautions while enjoying the 106,613-square-foot community that sits on nearly two acres. There are 87 apartment homes; including 55 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments at Oakmont of Torrance.

“We are so happy to have our community full of residents and to celebrate its opening with the greater community,” said Jill Libhart, executive director of Oakmont of Torrance. “We appreciate all the support and our wonderful team here at this new community serving our seniors.”

Oakmont of Torrance is close to shopping, fine dining, the arts and world-class entertainment. Residents will enjoy a day spa, private movie theater, resident gardens and a gorgeous setting. Oakmont of Torrance also has full access to health care and a concierge physician on site.

This community will offer Asian-inspired menus created by executive chefs and team members that will change seasonally. Oakmont of Torrance also features a bar menu. Some staple items on all menus include: Rice, Kimchi, Edamame, Seaweed Specialty Days, Wok and Roll Wednesdays, Bento Box Fridays and Soup Sundays.

For more information, please visit www.oakmontoftorrance or call 424-338-4457.