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 ​​ 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 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 Information on the Company’s current project pipeline can be found at

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

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

The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team and guests break ground for the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility’s therapy gym expansion.

Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center Celebrates Groundbreaking for 3,000-SF Building Expansion to House Therapy Gym

POINT PLEASANT, N.J., – The Crest Pointe  Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center team, healthcare colleagues and local dignitaries this fall celebrated the groundbreaking for a 3,000-square-foot building expansion at a socially distant outdoor launch event. The expansion to house a new therapy gym is part of a multi-million-dollar renovation and specialty programming initiative at the Point Pleasant skilled nursing facility.

Special guests included Point Pleasant Borough Mayor Robert Sabosik, Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra and Bay Head Mayor Bill Curtis, along with Lynette Whiteman, senior advisor to Congressman Andy Kim. Leadership of the Point Pleasant Police and Fire Departments, Point Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and local religious organizations also joined in the event, which included virtual tours and refreshments.

“Crest Pointe’s renovation is bringing it to the next level, making it one of the best along the Jersey Shore,” Mayor Sabosik said at the groundbreaking. “Crest Pointe has a reputation for quality patient care and staff retention, and is exactly the type of company we want investing in our community and taking care of our elderly.”

Crest Pointe is working with Marquis Health Services, a leading nursing home consulting firm, on the design and implementation of the renovation project. Crest Pointe’s new  therapy gym will feature state-of-the-art equipment, including a smart car to help patients simulate actual daily living skills during the rehabilitation process. The facility’s renovation already has  introduced a redesigned dining area and updated resident rooms.

“We thank our many community leaders for joining in this special event,” said Crest Pointe’s Loretta Shopene, director of community relations. “At Crest Pointe, we remain focused on creating a center for skilled nursing and healthcare excellence, and are thrilled to take this next step in expanding our facility with a new rehab gym.”

Crest Pointe and Marquis also regularly partner with leading medical providers  and area hospitals to develop  new specialty  programming that meets  the healthcare needs of the regional community. Recently, this has included the introductions of new Cardiac Care and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Management offerings, with others in development. 

Located at 1515 Hulse Road, Crest Pointe provides post-hospital care, short-term rehab and long-term residential care. The facility offers patients a scenic place to rehab and recover, as many patient rooms boast views of the Point Pleasant Canal.  A highly skilled and vision-driven consulting company based in Brick, N.J., Marquis Health Services currently supports Mid-Atlantic and New England facilities totaling nearly 4,500 skilled nursing and assisted living beds.

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

Hunt Midwest and McWhinney Announce Plans for 78,000-Square-Foot Senior Living Community in Centerra

LOVELAND, Colo. – Hunt Midwest is under contract with McWhinney, master developer of Centerra in Loveland, to purchase a 4.7-acre site planned for a two-story, 78,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community. The Capstone at Centerra will be located on the north west corner of McWhinney Boulevard and US 34. The community plans to offer 56 assisted living apartment homes and 32 memory care suites, with accommodations for as many as 114 residents in the northern Colorado region. Construction is slated to begin in early 2021 with a grand opening planned for spring 2022.

“Loveland and its neighboring cities have experienced rapid population growth in the last several years,” said Aaron Schmidt, vice president of development and construction at Hunt Midwest. “Generations of new families relocating to the area have created an urgent need for high-quality senior housing throughout the region. The Capstone at Centerra will meet the current and ongoing demand for exceptional assisted living and memory care services and allow seniors the ability to live comfortably and close to their families, friends, and loved ones without having to leave their community.”

The design for both the interior and exterior of The Capstone at Centerra will be inspired by surrounding architecture and northern Colorado’s natural scenery. Residents at The Capstone at Centerra will benefit from convenient access to the 3,000-acre Centerra master-planned community’s nearby amenities including recreation, art, shopping and dining, medical services, open spaces, trails and wildlife habitat. At the assisted living and memory care community, a variety of thoughtfully designed indoor and outdoor amenities and gathering spaces are planned to include formal and informal living and dining rooms, a fitness center, a bistro lounge, a sunroom, a beauty salon, walking trails, a gazebo and a dog park.

“With its open spaces, fresh air, and easy access to the outdoors and iconic destinations such as Rocky Mountain National Park, northern Colorado has been a highly demanded area for those looking to retire. As our community’s residents age, it is important we identify industry-leading providers in this vital sector of the housing and care business,” said David Crowder, vice president of community development for McWhinney and general manager of Centerra. “As Hunt Midwest expands its national footprint, we are pleased the team has chosen Centerra for this new project. With a strong track record of quality development, we look forward to welcoming Hunt Midwest and wish its team success in bringing the much-needed facility and services to our community.”

Integral Senior Living (ISL) will provide management services for The Capstone at Centerra. Residents of the community will have full access to ISL’s nationally recognized programs such as Vibrant Life®, Generations Memory Care, and Elevate® dining and support from a team of compassionate, highly trained associates committed to providing personalized care.

“The Capstone at Centerra will serve to augment the unparalleled quality of life Loveland and northern Colorado has to offer,” said Collette Gray, CEO/COO for ISL. “We’re eager to become a part of this vibrant, growing community and bring ISL’s excellent level of care to future residents and their families.”

Hunt Midwest, in collaboration with ISL Ventures, a division of ISL, and Leading Light Development and Construction Consulting, has worked to identify sites in areas throughout the country where the demand for senior housing is unmet. The Kansas City-based developer currently has Capstone communities in Royal Palm Beach, Fla. as well as Gallatin and Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Hunt Midwest has selected Pi Architects to lead the overall design of community and Olsson to perform land planning and civil engineering for the project.

About Hunt Midwest
Hunt Midwest is a dynamic real estate development company privately held by the Lamar Hunt family. Based in Kansas City with over 50 years of development, construction, and management experience, Hunt Midwest’s wide range of projects include industrial, commercial, mission critical, self-storage, residential, multifamily, senior living, mixed use and SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Hunt Midwest is part of the Lamar Hunt family’s diverse portfolio of entities involved in real estate, sports/media, energy/resources and private equity investments. In addition to Hunt Midwest, marquee entities include the Kansas City Chiefs, Hunt Southwest, FC Dallas Soccer Club, Toyota Stadium, Chicago Bulls and United Center.

About Integral Senior Living
Integral Senior Living (ISL), headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., manages a progressive selection of senior residences to meet the growing needs of today’s aging population. It manages independent, assisted living and memory care properties throughout 18 states. Ranked among the nation’s 20 largest senior living providers by the American Seniors Housing Association, ISL is founded on a care philosophy that fosters dignity and respect for residents and promotes their independence and individuality. The dedicated associates at each community are trained to maintain the highest standards of senior care services. For more information about ISL, visit Integral Senior Living’s website, blog and Facebook page.

About McWhinney
McWhinney is a Colorado-based real estate development and investment firm with offices in Loveland and Denver, comprising a team of talented professionals who are passionate about creating great places and building a world of possibilities. Since 1991, McWhinney has planned and developed more than 6,000 acres of innovative and sustainable master-planned communities and more than 10 million square feet of vertical commercial and mixed-use properties throughout the Rocky Mountain region and the West Coast. Over the years, McWhinney has been recognized for significant real estate development contributions, including being named Colorado’s “Developer of the Year” by the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), winner of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Global Awards for Excellence, The Denver Business Journal (DBJ) Real Estate Champions – Catalyst Award for Denver Union Station and the Development Deal of the Year for Denver Union Station by NAIOP. McWhinney has been ranked 11 and 13 on the list of the Best Small and Medium Sized Companies to work for in America. For additional information, visit

About Centerra
Centerra, an award‐winning 3,000‐acre master‐planned community located in Loveland at the heart of Northern Colorado, is a McWhinney development that was built on the belief that nature provides the perfect balance to urban planning. As a community designed to enhance all aspects of life, Centerra integrates neighborhoods with recreation, art, shopping and dining, business opportunities and medical services. Centerra and its businesses offer more than 8,000 part-time and full-time jobs. This unique community is home to Northern Colorado’s first lifestyle center, The Promenade Shops at Centerra; UCHealth–Medical Center of The Rockies, a state‐of‐the‐art 187 bed LEED gold‐certified regional hospital; and The Marketplace at Centerra, one of Northern Colorado’s largest contiguous shopping centers. Centerra is also home to High Plains Environmental Center, which manages 483 acres of wetlands, open space and reservoirs within Centerra, and Chapungu Sculpture Park, a 26-acre park with more than 80 stone sculptures throughout. In 2018, Centerra became the first certified National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat in Colorado. Named Development of the Year by the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Colorado Chapter, Centerra embodies McWhinney’s purpose of creating great places and fabled experiences for people. For additional information, visit

The Courtyard at Dallas Retirement Village

Construction Underway on Phase 2 of Dallas Retirement Village

DALLAS, Ore.,– The Phase 2 expansion of the Lodge Residences is underway at DALLAS RETIREMENT VILLAGE, a senior living community that has served the Dallas area for more than seven decades. This 60,000-square-foot expansion will complete the circle around the existing picturesque courtyard, adding 29 new independent living apartment homes, an indoor pool, spa, fitness facilities and more.

“Phase 1 was completed four years ago. Since then, we’ve continued to build a waiting list,” said Dave Parrett, Executive Director. “Having more apartments will make us more accessible to local seniors who would like to move here.”

In fact, more than 80% of the new apartments were under contract before marketing efforts were temporarily halted in March due to COVID-19. The community recently resumed the pre-selection process. “At this point, we are about a year from move-in,” said Parrett. “We’re confident that we’ll have most, if not all, apartments reserved before then.”

Designed to be a continuation of Phase 1, the expansion features a craftsman exterior with a Pacific Northwest elegance, says the project architect, Chuck Archer of LRS Architects. In addition, the interior design offers a familiar and comfortable aesthetic that feels like home, explained Lisa Warnock, Director of Housing Interiors with LRS Architects.

Welcome additions to the Dallas Retirement Village campus|
As a distinct design element of the expansion, the new indoor/outdoor roof top patio will feature large sliding glass doors that can be opened or closed depending on the weather—offering a temperature-controlled space that can be used year-round, said Parrett. The patio will have its own kitchen, making the space ideal for community events and parties. Plus, residents can utilize the space to host private family get-togethers.

Overall, Phase 2 offers a welcome addition of community space. “Currently, our Commons space is booked solid throughout the day,” explained Parrett. “This new space will really allow us to expand our programming.”

Residents are particularly excited about the new fitness facilities, including a space for group exercise as well as a new weight room for individual exercise. Plus, the expanded spa will include hair stations, pedicure and manicure stations, and private massage treatment rooms.

Construction activities to escalate soon
Currently, work continues, said project manager Albert Castaneda with Deacon Construction. “Soon there will be a lot of workers from various subcontractor trades all working at the same time. This site has minimal areas for staging which makes it more exciting to see what is happening for residents.” A construction photo gallery and live video feed is available on the community’s website.

Founded in 1947 and located in Oregon’s Mid-Willamette Valley, Dallas Retirement Village is an active, 30-acre senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

Southeast Building Conference Recognizes Watercrest Naples as a Double Award Winner in the 2020 Aurora Awards Design Competition

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties are pleased to announce that Watercrest Naples Assisted Living and Memory Care was selected as a 2020 Silver Award Winner in two categories at the 41st Annual Aurora Awards.

Watercrest Naples received the Silver Award as a finalist in the Best Service Enriched Senior Community category and the Best Commercial Project Over 20,000 Square Feet category. Finalists were selected from over 200 entries in categories including interior design, detailing, custom and renovation work, as well as diverse commercial, recreational, and specialty buildings.

Established in 1979, the Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding builders, planners, architects, developers, designers, and interior merchandisers for residential and commercial projects in the southern United States and Eastern Caribbean.

Watercrest Naples is a 128-unit luxury senior living community developed by Watercrest Senior Living Group and United Properties; and constructed by Walker & Company. The community offers 96 assisted living and 32 memory care apartments with premium accommodations, resort-style amenities, and world-class care. Residents enjoy pampering in elegant Spa W, savor private label Watercrest wines at the bistro, and relish the flavors of locally grown, seasonal ingredients and organic fare whether dining outdoors, bistro-style, or in the chef’s private dining room.

Architected by D2 Architecture with interior design by Interior Design Associates, the community boasts a stunning promenade, fireplace, signature water wall, multiple dining options, pool, salon and spa, grand balconies, and Florida-style outdoor living spaces in a peaceful setting. Watercrest’s uniquely designed Market Street Plaza showcases an ‘outdoor’ streetscape with numerous LifeBUILT programming touches; a highlight and crucial element of their multi-sensory memory care programming.

“Thanks to the collaboration of our talented Watercrest team and skilled partners, Watercrest Naples has earned national recognition as a senior living community at the forefront of innovation and building excellence,” said Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO of Watercrest Senior Living Group. “We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our uniquely-designed Watercrest communities and to serve seniors and their families in the spectacular settings they deserve.”

Ideally located at 9015 Bellaire Bay Drive, Watercrest Naples is just minutes from sandy white beaches, and casually elegant shopping, dining and cultural venues. The city offers nature lovers and sports enthusiasts unlimited opportunities to enjoy their favorite pastimes, while the grand architecture, friendly people, and pleasant year-round climate make Naples an extraordinary place to call home. For community information, contact Dawn Osterweil, Executive Director at 239-734-5639.

Watercrest Senior Living Group was founded by Marc Vorkapich, CEO, and Joan Williams, CFO, 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. Watercrest senior living communities are recognized for their luxury aesthetic, exceptional amenities and world-class care, and their innovative and artfully designed Market Street Memory Care Residences offer unparalleled service to seniors living with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Founded in 1916 and based in Minneapolis, United Properties has developed nearly 200 projects totaling more than 20 million square feet and nearly $1 billion over the last 30 years. Since 2004, United Properties has developed 15 senior housing communities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and Denver markets, with seven more under development. For information on United Properties, visit

A certified Great Place to Work, Watercrest Senior Living Group specializes in the development and operations of assisted living and memory care communities and the growth of servant leaders. For information, visit