Exciting Changes Coming to The Residences at Thomas Circle

WASHINGTON, —  Renovations are officially underway at The Residences at Thomas Circle, a premier Senior Lifestyle living community located in downtown D.C. The community provides a variety of enjoyable lifestyle options for senior residents, including independent living, assisted living, and memory care.

To be completed spring 2021, the renovations will bring new life to several common areas of The Residences of Thomas Circle by adding a modern look to their memory care neighborhood, which serves residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

The renovations will include a multi-purpose activity room, a living room, a den/library, and a main and private dining room. All of the renewed spaces will offer a warm, comforting, and neutral color palette with a contemporary twist and provide areas for current and future residents and their families to visit and enjoy time together. The rooms will incorporate rich and luxurious textures with sophisticated wooden furniture, plush seating and drapery, and contemporary artwork and lighting to create fresh and rejuvenated spaces for residents to feel at home and continue their activities while still receiving the care and services they need.

“The Residences at Thomas Circle has long seen the need to serve memory care residents in the District of Columbia. We now have an incredible space which will help these residents to benefit from needs-based amenities and greater socialization,” says Sena Quist, Executive Director of the Residences of Thomas Circle. “The additions focus on lifestyle stations designed to serve the needs of residents with dementia and memory-related loss. With team members trained as Certified Dementia Practitioners, we are proud to have a team who will help create an environment to ensure current and future residents live with dignity and the highest quality of care.”

The Residences at Thomas Circle renovations also include the expansion of the Memory Care neighborhood with 17 new apartment homes. Memory Care neighborhood residents benefit from Senior Lifestyle’s award-winning memory program, embrace Memory Care, which was created to assist residents living with dementia or Alzheimer’s to find more joy and connection in their lives. The program is based on the latest memory research and forms daily rhythms for residents that allow more choice and independence in their days, such as choosing activities and menu items through visual cues. This program supports family members and friends in creating more meaning and connection in their visits through innovative programs and guided interactions. By building additional fully-furnished apartment homes, The Residence at Thomas Circle will be able to provide care for more seniors and their loved ones.

The Residences at Thomas Circle provides a friendly senior living environment with personalized care and comfortable, state-of-the-art amenities. The new expansion will create the need for additional team members, and more job opportunities will become available. With a location close to the finest monuments, museums, dining, and cultural experiences the country has to offer, it is no wonder Senior Lifestyle’s The Residences at Thomas Circle is the community of choice for many seniors.

About Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio exceeding 100 communities located throughout 27 states, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. For more information, visit www.seniorlifestyle.com.

Bentley Village Center for Living Well

Vi at Bentley Village to Launch Redevelopment of Care Venues

Naples, Fla. – Vi at Bentley Village is pleased to announce plans for a large-scale revitalization project to refurbish the community’s Skilled Nursing Facility (Bentley Care Center) and Assisted Living Residences. These two care areas are part of the Vi at Bentley Village campus which also includes independent living apartments and coach homes. The $41 million redevelopment is anticipated to commence in the third quarter of 2021 and conclude within 18 months.

In the Bentley Care Center, resident rooms will be redesigned for enhanced privacy. All resident rooms will be transformed into single-occupancy rooms with private baths and located on the second and third floors of the existing building and a new north wing. Once completed, there will be 84 private rooms. In addition, the therapeutic areas, multipurpose spaces and activity areas will be enhanced to allow for growth of services. Integrated into the Bentley Care Center will be the new “Bentley Center for Living Well” which will house new wellness, home health and therapy services. The 5,700 square foot therapy building will include: state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy equipment, private treatment rooms and an outdoor therapy courtyard. Parking areas, building entryways and exterior spaces at the care center will also be

revamped.

In the Assisted Living Residences, the expansion will increase resident capacity to 84-one-bedroom assisted living apartments and 15 memory support apartments. The renewal will also include new living and dining spaces with a lounge and bar, and multipurpose, fitness and activity rooms. The courtyard will be re-envisioned to provide enhanced seating and shade structures along with new landscaping.

“We are excited to announce this redevelopment because it shows our commitment to provide top-notch services and amenities to heighten our residents’ well-being,” said Penny Smith, Executive Director at Vi at Bentley Village. “The expanded facilities will allow us to augment programs and activities that our dedicated employees implement as they care for our residents in these venues.”

The Bentley Care Center has been recognized with an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This rating is based on criteria determined by the CMS five-star rating system, which assesses all Skilled Nursing Facilities against four indicator categories: health inspection, quality indicators, staffing and RN staffing.

Located in Naples, Fla., Vi at Bentley Village has been providing luxury retirement living for more than 30 years. The community provides a continuum of care including independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing to its residents. Vi at Bentley Village is situated on 156 lush acres, provides more than 12 miles of walking trails, an 18-hole par-3 golf course, a pro shop, and much more.

To find out more about Vi at Bentley Village, visit naples.viliving.com.

The Art of Living Well Takes Shape at Viamonte at Walnut Creek

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.,  — Contra Costa County’s fastest selling Life-Plan Community, Viamonte at Walnut Creek by Sequoia Living, made the early decision to emphasize art when planning the design of its active senior community enhancing the lifestyle of the space for its residents.  Harold Hoeg, owner of Horizon Art, was brought in to collaborate with StudioSIX5 interior design and architecture to ensure that the artistic aesthetic was in sync with the overall design of this contemporary community.

“The beauty of curating a collection for a community like Viamonte is in the thoughtfulness of selecting each installation.  When it is done well, it tells a fascinating story,” said Hoeg.  “In the case of Viamante, we understood that our residents embodied a discerning art-loving audience.  It was evident that creating an emotional bridge to the area would require a Biophilic philosophy, which we approached with local artists in mind.”

The term Biophilic focuses on human’s innate attraction to nature and natural processes.  Popularized by American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980’s, when he observed how increasing rates of urbanization were leading to a disconnection with the natural world, it seeks to bring nature indoors in a way that it can be enjoyed. Working with the light and views surrounding the property, an emphasis on natural resources is evident in both the artwork and overall design, including constructing the community around the now focal point Legacy Oak Tree. Hoeg integrated broader themes of local art highlighting bold, contemporary and abstract pieces to heighten the spirit and experience.

“Long corridors can be, simply – well… long – so we wanted something that would provide moments of brightness to resident commutes and engage their spirits, where people could stop, connect, and enjoy the stunning scale of these rare finds.”

Many of the pieces selected showcase interesting objects with dimension and texture that allow residents to stop and enjoy the journey down the long corridor. The art has become such a popular lifestyle element for the residents that the art collection has morphed into an organized art walk for the community, providing the opportunity to enjoy the color and space while learning more about the artists themselves. Artists are also conducting interviews for residents to talk about specific pieces located at the community as well as inspiration for their work.

While many of Viamonte’s residents are able to get out and about, COVID-19 closed off many outdoor options.  The art installation is just one of the many elements of the community’s lifestyle enhancements showcasing the importance that aesthetic can play in overall satisfaction in lifestyle.  Other enhancements include gourmet dining through two onsite restaurants, a wine bar, outdoor fireplaces and sitting areas, bocce court and heated swimming pool with nano-doors leading to a sundeck. A private gym, salon, art and workshop are all included in the Viamonte offering.

Viamonte At Walnut Creek is the only life-care community of its kind in the East Bay.  Featuring 1-bed/1-bath or 2-bed/2-bath with adjacent dens, the living spaces are designed to be roomy, light and bright, with high end designer features and finishes. Full kitchens, generous living spaces, and private decks or patios round out the residence offering.

“Life at Viamonte feels like staying at a high-end resort,” said Lon Shapiro, a resident at Viamonte. “No detail has been spared.”

While Viamonte At Walnut Creek enjoys the reputation of being one of the fastest selling life plan communities in Northern California, there are still a limited number of homes available.  To find out more, schedule a tour or for a private in person appointment at our preview center, simply call 925-621-6600 or visit online at www.viamonteliving.org.

VOTG Healthcare

Orlando Area Retirement Community to Open Multimillion-Dollar Health Center

LONGWOOD, Fla. — In early March, a newly completed multimillion-dollar health center at Village on the Green will open its doors to area seniors. Named “The Oaks” and located at 515 Village Place in Longwood, the health center adds 48 skilled nursing beds, 36 assisted living apartments, and 18 memory care suites to the 80-acre senior living community. With the assisted living and memory care additions, the community will now offer a full continuum of aging care services on-site.

“We are passionate about providing the best health services to seniors and their families, and the new health center is an invaluable addition to our offerings,” said, Rachel Blumberg, executive director at Village on the Green. “Residents can move into independent living knowing that virtually all their current and future health care needs can be taken care of without having to leave our campus. Furthermore, older adults in the Orlando area benefit as they are able to access our services as well.”

The health center addition is part of a larger $56 million communitywide expansion and redevelopment initiative. The overall project also includes 20 new independent living villas, a new fitness center, additional dining venues, a refurbished auditorium with state-of-the-art technology, and more.

“These enhancements ensure we’re able to sufficiently serve the growing local senior population for years to come,” said Blumberg, pointing to data from the state of Florida that projects the 65-plus population in Seminole County to exceed 145,000 by 2030. “In our experience, the newest generation of retirees expect top-quality lifestyle offerings and we’re always striving to exceed that. Providing quality health care is always a top priority, and we’re looking forward to positively impacting many lives with our new health center.”

The health center’s architectural and interior designs were executed by Atlanta-based THW Design. Birmingham, Alabama’s Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor.

Village on the Green is the only skilled nursing provider in Florida to earn the Governor’s Panel on Excellence Gold Seal award for 19 consecutive years. The award recognizes senior care organizations that demonstrate excellence in long-term care over a sustained period; promote the stability of the industry; and facilitate the physical, social, and emotional well-being of residents. The community also holds a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

About Village on the Green

Village on the Green, located at 500 Village Place in Longwood, Florida, is a Life Care community that provides seniors a unique lifestyle experience and a variety of residential options, including maintenance-free independent living apartment homes and villas. Residents also have access to a full continuum of care on-site, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Village on the Green is owned and operated by Lifespace Communities, a not-for-profit senior living provider with 15 communities in eight states. For more information, call 407.682.0230 or visit VOTGSeniorLiving.com.

 

Observatory Park

Confluent Senior Living and MorningStar Senior Living Break Ground on Urban Infill Project in Denver

DENVER — Co-developers Confluent Senior Living and MorningStar Senior Living have announced the groundbreaking of the partnership’s latest urban infill community located in Denver’s historic Observatory Park neighborhood.

Planned for completion by summer 2022, MorningStar at Observatory Park represents one of the partnership’s newest senior living communities designed to establish a unique “Whole Health Standard” in the industry, offering 81 licensed units for assisted living and memory care that will incorporate the latest in healthy building technologies while enhancing resident comfort and quality of life.

MorningStar at Observatory Park will be located at 2100 South Josephine Street and will mark the development partners’ 13th joint venture across five states. The Observatory Park property is in the heart of one of Denver’s most central, tight-knit and vibrant neighborhoods where residents will benefit from convenient access to local parks, golf courses, the University of Denver, shopping and dining, medical centers, I-25, Washington Park, Platt Park, Cherry Hills, Cherry Creek and more.

“We celebrate this milestone and express our gratitude to all parties involved—from the previous landowners to our banking and investment partners to our design and construction teams – all of whom have worked alongside us with unwavering support in times of uncertainty to keep this project active and thriving,” said Marshall Burton, president and CEO of Confluent Development. “Across the industry, many senior living projects ground to a halt last year as credit tightened and investors expressed concern about viability. This groundbreaking is a testament to the quality of the community, but also to our collective team’s strong, proven track record, commitment to collaboration and mutual trust.”

While already recognized for delivering industry-leading senior communities with a service-oriented approach, in response to the impact of the pandemic, Confluent and MorningStar established a “Whole Health Standard” for the Observatory Park property, representing a comprehensive, holistic design that incorporates the latest protections for residents’ physical health while advancing features essential to mental health. To complement social and vocational wellness programming, and in defense against disease, Confluent and MorningStar have evaluated a suite of cutting-edge technologies that enhance wellness and safety while emphasizing hospitality and comfort. From sanitation stations and touchless faucets and light switches in common spaces, to needlepoint bipolar ionization through HVAC systems and electrostatic sprayers that disperse positively charged particles to neutralize infectious diseases, the partners are enlisting resources that prioritize resident wellness through proactive, precautionary, innovative design.

Other features of the property that adhere to the partnership’s “Whole Health Standard” include: Far-UVC Light Field to reduce the spread of airborne-mediated microbial diseases through ultraviolet rays; a kiosk system for seamless and distanced sign-in and health screening; anti-microbial countertop surfaces; and tele-training on infection control and mobile alert systems. MorningStar also partners with experienced laboratories to provide rapid, accurate test results.

“Breaking ground on our Observatory Park community in Denver represents a significant threshold in the evolution of our portfolio with Confluent. Even in the most challenging of times, our partnership has remained steadfast. Infusing new technologies and designs into this community sets a modern standard for the industry as a whole,” said Matt Turner, managing partner at MorningStar Senior Living. “As senior advocates our highest priority is to encourage and enhance the wellness of residents. Researching and implementing next-level technologies enable us to exceed expectations, protect the health and safety of seniors and heroic frontline workers, and provide a welcoming community environment that optimizes every dimension of a resident’s experience.”

Located in close proximity to Denver’s metropolitan core, the five-story building will offer 58 assisted living and 23 memory care suites as well as 47 underground parking spaces. The property will feature an elevated courtyard, outdoor dining area, spa, wellness center and rooftop terrace with striking city and mountain views. As their health dictates, assisted living residents will be offered personalized support with the activities of daily living through 24-hour staffing and full-time licensed nurses.

“Observatory Park is an iconic neighborhood, well-known and trusted. This project offers an incomparable opportunity for local residents who wish to age in place or draw closer to family, to remain tied to the fabric of their community,” said John Reinsma, managing director at Confluent Senior Living. “Our new ‘Whole Health Standard’ serves as the basis of design for MorningStar at Observatory Park to protect residents and communities from annual or generational health challenges. Thanks to a shared vision with MorningStar, this unique project is becoming a reality.”

Confluent Senior Living, a subsidiary of Denver-based Confluent Development, serves as the project owner and Denver-based MorningStar Senior Living as the operator. Firms involved in the project include Hord Coplan Macht as the architect, Shaw Construction as the general contractor, and Thoma-Holec Design as the interior designer.

About Confluent Senior Living
Confluent Senior Living is a national developer and investor of senior projects. Confluent Senior Living partners with a variety of industry-renowned senior living operators across the U.S. An expert in developing, buying and selling senior living communities, Confluent Senior Living has a national senior housing portfolio of award-winning communities. Confluent Senior Living is a subsidiary of Confluent Development, a Denver-based, full-service real estate investment and development firm that owns and develops ground-up commercial real estate throughout the United States. For more information, visit ConfluentSeniorLiving.com.

About MorningStar Senior Living
An integrated developer, owner and operator of premier retirement communities, MorningStar’s portfolio encompasses over 40 properties under operation or development representing over 4,000 units in ten states across the western United States. Offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, MorningStar is privileged to elevate life for those who taught the rest of us how to live. For more information, visit MorningStarSeniorLiving.com.

Jeffersons Ferry broke ground on a 89M expansion renovation project

$89M Expansion Begins at Jefferson’s Ferry

South Setauket, NY – ​Life plan community Jefferson’s Ferry secured tax-exempt bonds from the Town of Brookhaven Local Development Corporation and on Dec. 10 broke ground on an $89M expansion and renovation project during a private, socially distanced groundbreaking ceremony at One Jefferson Ferry Drive, South Setauket. Once completed, the 165,000 square-foot project will “enhance the lifestyle and experience for current residents and appeal to the desires and needs of a whole new generation of Long Islanders planning for retirement,” according to Jefferson’s Ferry CEO Bob Caulfield.

The expansion will add 60 new independent living one- and two-bedroom, plus den apartment homes with open floor plans to ​Jefferson’s Ferry’s existing 220 apartments and 28 cottages​. A new marketplace café, bistro-bar, destination dining room with alternating types of cuisines, and other enhanced services and amenities will cater to both current and future residents.

The new Healthy Living Center will incorporate a modern and fully-equipped gym and fitness room with access to professional trainers, plus a state of the art wellness & rehabilitation center. Residents can continue to access preventive care from a team of wellness experts in audiology, internal medicine, cardiology, dentistry, podiatry, psychiatry and ear, nose and throat specialists. Lab services and assistance with making medical appointments and filling prescriptions are also available.

“Our community is designed for aging better for longer, whether you live in independent living, assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing,” explained Caulfield.

The construction project includes an addition to the existing Vincent Bove Health Center, including a new state of the art Assisted Living building specifically designed for residents living with Alzheimer’s dementia and other memory impairing diseases. Existing dining, activities and community spaces in the assisted living and the skilled nursing center will be renovated to allow for more space and create a fresh, open-air feel.

Called “The Journey Toward Renewal,” the project is part of the award-winning community’s larger strategic initiative launched in 2018. “We’re building on a promise made by our founders in 2001,” said Caulfield. “We were the first to offer Long Islanders the all-inclusive services of a life plan community — also called a continuing care retirement community — and we’ve been delivering on our promise to help seniors thrive and age successfully ever since.”

Jefferson’s Ferry is a​n active lifestyle community that promotes dignity, privacy, individuality and independence. The physical design of Jefferson’s Ferry and the diverse programming and luxury amenities make staying active easy for residents as they age. The onsite care continuum offers security and peace of mind.

Supporting Long Island’s Economy
In August 2020, Jefferson’s Ferry was awarded low-cost energy by the ReCharge NY energy program to support a multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project. The state-run program supports businesses and nonprofits that commit to add jobs, expand operations, or otherwise invest in their local communities.

Jefferson’s Ferry currently employs 350 people and is expected to add 41 jobs in exchange for 435 kilowatts of power for a seven-year period. “The cost savings are significant to Jefferson’s Ferry, and, in turn, to residents living on fixed incomes,” said Caulfield. “Reducing our energy costs through this program goes a long way in helping us control the amount of fees we charge our members, giving them peace of mind about their future.”

Interest in Jefferson’s Ferry’s new apartments is high. Caulfield said total reservation deposits from prospective residents required by the New York State Department of Health to obtain approval to start construction exceed requirements prior to securing tax-exempt bonds issued through the Town of Brookhaven Local Development Corporation (LDC).

“The Brookhaven ​Local Development Corporation is pleased to play a small part in the expansion of this outstanding residence and health care facility,” said ​Frederick C. Braun III, chairman of the Brookhaven LDC.

Elissa Gargone, vice president of sales and marketing at Jefferson’s Ferry, said the benefits of living in a life plan community became more obvious during the pandemic, especially to Long Islanders and out-of-state seniors who are used to traveling and living active, social lives.

“Our depositors miss their pre-pandemic social life,” said Gargone. “They miss their friends and they miss having access to activities and routines that give them purpose and joy. Jefferson’s Ferry provides safe access to the active lifestyle they’re accustomed to living.”

According to Gargone, Jefferson’s Ferry wastes no time making depositors feel at home. There are virtual wine pairing events, Zoom get-togethers to meet current residents, and webinars to help them prepare for the move. During the lockdown, Gargone and the marketing team packed and delivered bags of food and essential supplies to their doorsteps. “Depositors may not live in our community yet, but they’re part of the Jefferson’s Ferry family,” she said.
Attending the groundbreaking ceremony were Jefferson’s Ferry’s CEO Bob Caulfield, Vice President of Sales and Marketing Elissa Gargone and Project Manager Matthew Moroney; Jefferson’s Ferry Board Chair Vivian Viloria-Fisher and board member and Town of Brookhaven Councilwoman Valerie Cartright; Director of Economic Development and CEO Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (IDA) and CEO Brookhaven Local Development Corporation (LDC) Town of Brookhaven Lisa M.G. Mulligan; and KBE Building Corp. Project Manager James Glaser. Additional Jefferson’s Ferry project partners include ​KDA Architects​, ​Tritec Building Company​, ​HJ Sims​ ​and ​Merlino Design​.

About Jefferson’s Ferry​ ​- Located along Long Island’s north shore at One Jefferson Ferry Drive, South Setauket, New York, Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit life plan community for active adults ages 62 and above. The community offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services on-site, along with programs, services, and amenities designed to enhance resident life through health/wellness activities, lifelong learning, the arts and music, spiritual development and social opportunities. Jefferson’s Ferry has been consistently named “Best Retirement Community” and “Best Assisted Living” on Long Island by the “Bethpage Best of Long Island. For more information, visit ​https://www.jeffersonsferry.org​ or call ​(631) 650-2600.

2020 Structures Awards honoree in the Best Architecture & Design category.

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale Named 2020 Structures Awards Design/Architecture Finalist by the South Florida Business Journal

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, a new luxury senior living community, has been selec ted by the South Florida Business Journal as a 2020 Structures Awards honoree in the Best Architecture & Design category.

Now in its 5th year, the prestigious Structure Awards program recognizes South Florida’s top-of-class projects, deals and dealmakers in real estate among 15 unique categories. Winners in each category were announced live on November 19 during a Virtual Awards program. Belmont Village, honored as one of the top three projects in its category, was the only seniors housing community to be recognized.

Other finalists included Eighty Seven Park – Terra and Residences by Armani/Casa – Dezer Development, with Residences by Armani winning the category.

“We are so honored to have been selected as a finalist for this prestigious design and architecture award, out of the many exceptional new developments in the region. My congratulations to the other two finalists and to the Residences team,” said Patricia Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO. “It’s always a proud moment when one of our buildings is recognized, but we’re especially pleased to have our first South Florida community acknowledged in this way.”

Located at 1031 Seminole Drive, Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale is the 31st community for award-winning Belmont Village Senior Living, a nationally recognized developer, owner and operator of high quality seniors housing.

The senior living community was transformed from a 1.2 acre parking lot into a striking 12-story luxury high rise that is carefully positioned to optimize views and embrace the style, culture and beauty of Fort Lauderdale, architecturally and programmatically, while creating a rich and vibrant community where seniors can be active, socially engaged, and thrive.

Designed by architects Huitt-Zollars, Inc. with landscaping by Architectural Alliance, Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale offers a bright, airy resort-style look and feel within an amenity-rich and socially focused setting – incorporating resident engagement and wellness into all aspects of the design. Contemporary architectural elements and lush landscaping pay homage to the tropical region that surrounds the property and encompasses a rich variety of outdoor spaces, accessible throughout the building, to allow easy flow from the inside. Additionally, interior spaces are well-positioned to bring the best of the outside in, through strategic placement and generous window design.

Expansive common areas make up more than 50 percent of the building, with amenities strategically distributed throughout the community to encourage social interaction and activity. This wealth of open space both indoors and out, a signature programmatic design element for the company, also means that residents are able to continue to participate in small group activities, with safe social distancing, to maintain socialization throughout the pandemic.

“A lot of thought goes into the design of our buildings to include a wide range of socialization opportunities and purposeful spaces that anticipate resident needs for interaction and engagement, which are so imp

ortant to health and wellness,” said Will. “Since the pandemic, that richness of space has been a tremendous benefit for our residents and their families.”

Community features include an expansive amenity deck and open air pool, ample shaded loggias, terraced gardens in the sky, and magnificent views of the Intracoastal Waterway, Atlantic Ocean, and the downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline for virtually every unit.

Throughout the thoughtfully designed building, Coastal themes and marine life are used to complement the décor and as a way finding technique to assist residents in navigating the building safely and comfortably. The building showcases Floridian-inspired art work produced by local artists to complement the overall design of the community and lend to great conversation between residents and guests.

With its prime location in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Belmont Village houses 204 private apartments for independent living, assisted living and award-winning memory care. To learn more about Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale or to speak to a Family Advisor, please call 954-524-8500 or click here.

The new Chelsea at Sparta, Sparta, NJ

Chelsea Senior Living Opens Stunning New Residence, The Chelsea at Sparta

SPARTA, N.J.,– Chelsea Senior Living announces the opening of The Chelsea at Sparta, a brand new senior living residence featuring the latest in design and finishes for baby boomers seeking more than just an apartment and three meals a day. The community offers Assisted Living and Memory Care with elegant amenities in a growing part of Sussex County. It is located at 513 Lafayette Road.

“Our team has spent the last year forging partnerships with the local senior community, first responders and care givers. We are happy to take our place here and look forward to providing an outstanding experience for our residents,” said Roger Bernier, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea Senior Living.

“With robust safety protocols in place, we are able to provide a safe experience for visitors to help ensure the health of our residents and staff,” said Abby Cline, Executive Director of the Chelsea at Sparta. “We are providing limited, in-person tours for prospective residents with social distancing and other precautions. The health and safety of our residents and staff will be our Number One priority going forward.”

Amenities include a bistro, club room, airy dining room, salon, sports lounge and theater. There is a separate dining room and program room for Memory Care residents.

Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 senior living communities in New York and New Jersey. The Chelsea brand has been associated with superior senior housing and senior care for 30 years. More information can be found at chelseaseniorliving.com or 1-877-CHELSEA.

Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company Celebrate the Pre-Opening of Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company proudly announce that Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care has received certificate of occupancy and will welcome founding residents this November.

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a 107-unit, signature Watercrest product offering 75 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with resort-style service and world-class care. The architecture and design boast a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces. Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Residence showcases an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a truly spectacular community in its unique design, exceptional amenities and idyllic setting,” says Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “We are thankful for an outstanding partnership with The St. Joe Company, and the opportunity to welcome the seniors of Santa Rosa Beach to their beautiful, new home.”

Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach is a senior living development project partnered between Watercrest Senior Living Group and The St. Joe Company. The 92,000 square foot luxury senior living community is conveniently located at 205 West Hewett Road in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Santa Rosa Beach is widely recognized for its charm, Southern hospitality, and 26-mile stretch of white-sand beach along the Emerald Coast. Visitors and residents alike are drawn to its calm, turquoise waters, while the innovative neighborhood design and temperate climate offer year-round events with flourishing entertainment, dining and cultural attractions.

“It has been very rewarding to watch the final touches applied to this resort-style community as it nears completion,” said Jorge Gonzalez, President and CEO of The St. Joe Company. “We are excited to welcome founding residents in November and see Watercrest Santa Rosa Beach become a part of the community for many years to come.”

About The St. Joe Company
The St. Joe Company, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is a real estate development, asset management and operation company. The Company owns land concentrated primarily in Northwest Florida and has significant residential and commercial land-use entitlements in hand or in process. More information can be found at www.joe.com. Information on the Company’s current project pipeline can be found at www.joe.com/project-updates.

About Watercrest Senior Living Group
Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded to honor our mothers and fathers, aspiring to become a beacon for quality in senior living by surpassing standards of care, service and associate training. A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. Visit www.watercrestseniorliving.com.

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.