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This section of our site contains information on selected new retirement communities that are under development or have recently opened.  The information will remain in this location for three months after it is posted, then it will be removed.  If you are looking for a new community, you should bookmark this page and keep checking it.  New information is added monthly.

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Park Place of St. John — St. John, IN (Posted 12/2/14)

Starling Senior Living — Amelia Island, FL (Posted 12/2/14)

Calendale of Mokena — Mokena, IL (Posted 12/2/14)

Country Meadow Place — Mason City, IA (Posted 12/2/14)

BeeHive Homes — Park City, UT (Posted 12/2/14)

Moorings Park at Grey Oaks — Naples, FL (Posted 11/1/14)

Wellmore — Tega Cay, SC (Posted 11/1/14)

Heartis San Antonio — San Antonio, TX (Posted 11/1/14)

Saint Therese of Woodbury — Woodbury, MN (Posted 11/1/14)

The Pointe at Turnbury — South Brunswick Township, NJ (Posted 10/1/14)

The Parkwood at Cambridge Crossings — Clifton, NJ (Posted 10/1/14)

The Buckingham — Houston, TX (Posted 10/1/14)

The Residence at Five Corners — Easton, MA (Posted 10/1/14)

The Tribute at Heritage Village — Gainsville, VA (Posted 10/1/14)

Pontiac Village Estates Co-op – Pontiac, MI (Posted 9/1/14)

Bell Vintage Park — North Houston, TX (Posted 9/1/14)

Maplewood at Southport — Southport, CT (Posted 9/1/14)

Kalakaua Garden — Honolulu, HI (Posted 9/1/14)

Willow Crossing at Ashby Ponds — Ashburn, VA (Posted 9/1/14)

Park Place of St. John, St. John, IN

Construction is underway on the first and second phase of the $50 million Park Place at St. John planned for the senior living complex. Providence Life Services, the not-for-profit, multi-site senior living organization developing the complex, is finalizing construction details. The first phase will include 60 units of independent living apartments with one and two bedrooms. Another three small houses will be designed to house a total of 50 assisted living residents.

Plans for the first phase were approved in July by the town’s planning commission. Occupancy is planned in early 2016.

The development will include common areas with dining facilities, a library, a multi-use meeting room, a club room and a beauty salon. A walking path and other amenities are planned for outside.

The complex will be built on a 15-acre site on U.S. 231 donated to Providence Life Services. The company operates facilities in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan as well as providing home health care and hospice to the greater Chicago market. For more information click here:  http://www.providencelifeservices.com/communities/parkplacestjohn/retirement-living/  or call 219-525-4658.

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Starling Senior Living — Amelia Island, FL

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Starling Senior Living is gearing up to break ground in January 2015 on its third senior living community in the state.  In July, the company successfully rezoned a five-acre parcel located on Amelia Island, Fla., allowing for the development of 110 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

Project plans call for resort-style amenities, including a full-service spa, gourmet dining, multiple courtyards, along with resident flower and vegetable gardens.

Past projects from the company have included developments in Jacksonville and Riverview, both assisted living and memory care communities ranging from 89-units and 92-units. For more information visit: www.starlingliving.com or call 904-301-9100.

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Calendale of Mokena — Mokena, IL

Ryan Companies recently broke ground on its newest project, a $31.7 million senior living community in Mokena, Ill. The project will add 156 units to the market, offering options for independent, assisted living and memory care.  The unit mix on the 11.4-acre development will include 60 independent living residences, 56 assisted living and 40 memory care, along with several common areas for dining and activities.

Community amenities will include a bistro, pub, billiards room, club room, and library living rooms with fireplaces, a vaulted multipurpose room, a wellness center with salon, spa and fitness room, as well as a private patio and courtyard.  For more information visit:  http://www.ryancompanies.com/ryan/press-and-awards-1/ryan-launches-clarendale-of-mokena-senior-living  or call: 815-464-4418.

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Country Meadow Place — Mason City, IA

Country Meadow Place, located in Mason City, Iowa, is in the process of transitioning the assisted living community over the next few years into one that specializes in memory care. The building currently has just 50 percent occupancy, with 18 residents and 15 employees. It is anticipated that more than 20 new residents will move into the building as it becomes an assisted living community specializing in those who need memory care.  It plans to hire 15 new staff members.

More than 300 people within a 30-mile radius of Mason City need memory care, according to a market study.  A major renovation of the building is expected to begin in February and be completed by late summer. It will include new furniture and flooring, a new heating and cooling system, and a state-of-the-art emergency call system.  For more information visit: www.countrymeadowplace.com  or call 641-423-7722.

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Beehive Homes — Park City, UT

BeeHive Homes, a Boise-based senior living operator, has opened its newest assisted living community in Park City, Utah.  The company, which operates facilities in 17 states, offers a 16 bedroom home along with on-site services at its Park City location.  A team of 13 full-time certified nursing assistants provide 24-hour care to residents within the small home, including assistance with activities of daily living.

Beehive’s unique approach to assisted living care focuses on creating a family environment in which long lasting relationships can grow and develop. Its assisted living service includes private bedrooms, 24-hour staffing, dietitian approved home cooked meals, individual and group activities, daily housekeeping services, and much more.

BeeHive Homes of Park City also provides residents access to a hair salon and physical therapy room within the community’s single-level home structure.   For more information visit: http://beehivehomes.com/location/park-city/about-us/ or call 888-216-4131.

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Moorings Park at Grey Oaks — Naples, FL

Moorings Park at Grey Oaks in Naples, Florida, announced it has broken ground on Phase I construction of a continuing care retirement community at the corner of Airport-Pulling Road and Golden Gate Parkway.

It will include construction of the community’s first four buildings. Each building will include four floors over parking with one or two residences per floor. Phase I will also include completion of the Aqua Gardens that will feature a resort-style pool with lush landscaping. At build-out, the community will include luxury residences in 12 buildings, a clubhouse, the Center for Healthy Living, and an assisted living and memory care facility. Total build-out of Moorings Park at Grey Oaks will be completed over four phases with all of the residences completed at the end of Phase III and the clubhouse completed at the end of Phase IV. Completion of Phase I construction is anticipated during the second half of 2015.

Phase III is the last residential phase at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks and offers a final opportunity to enjoy the best of a holistic approach to living well in an enclave of elegant homes that provides the high-quality health care and lifestyle programs of a renowned retirement community along with the ambiance, amenities and activities of Grey Oaks Country Club.

Phase III will include completion of the community’s final four buildings. Each building will include four floors over parking with one or two residences per floor.

It will also include completion of the Viridian Gardens, one of three 80,000-square-foot gardens designed for the Moorings Park at Grey Oaks campus.

Plans call for the Viridian Gardens to provide an open green space adjacent to the Grand Place which includes the community’s clubhouse, the Center for Healthy Living, an extended congregate care licensed assisted living center and memory care center. The clubhouse will feature casual and fine dining venues, a lounge, library, pool, spa and salon.

Phase III offers three floor plans with prices starting at $1.4 million. The garden home residences at Moorings Park at Grey Oaks provide retirees an opportunity to transition to a elegantly appointed home in a maintenance-free environment. The two-bedroom with den, two-and-a-half bath garden home plans include a private elevator vestibule, entry courtyard, great room, adjoining island-kitchen and breakfast area, wet bar, vaulted ceilings and a large master suite with walk-in closets and a detailed master bath. Both floor plans offer lanais and balconies with outdoor kitchens designed to enhance the day-to-day living and entertaining experience.

For more information call 239-919-1711 or visit at www.MooringsParkGO.org

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Wellmore — Tega Cay, SC

Wellmore has started construction on a $35 million upscale retirement community in Tega Cay , S.C. The developer has closed on land in the Stonecrest Development along S.C. Highway 160. It is slated to open in the summer of 2015.

The Tega Cay property will span nearly 150,000 square feet, including residential accommodations and a 25,000-square-foot clubhouse and wellness center. The community will offer assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing services and short-term rehabilitation. It also will have gourmet dining options for residents.

Plans call for the Tega Cay property to serve as a flagship model for the company. Its hybrid wellness and health-care initiatives are centered on ways to help residents live longer and healthier lives. It will offer a purpose-based wellness programming for older adults with a non-clinical, cost-effective way to maintain their independence as they age.”

Wellmore plans to build up to 10 similar communities throughout the Southeast, including at least one more in South Carolina.  For more information call 803-835-7000 or visit http://well-more.com/

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Heartis San Antonio — San Antonio, TX

Dallas-based real estate firm Caddis will soon begin construction on its first community in San Antonio to carry the company’s Heartis brand. Project plans for Heartis San Antonio, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, call for 86,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care community to be built on a 3.6-acre site on Huebner Road.

The community will offer a variety of amenities and features, including two interior courtyards, multiple activity areas, and a fitness center, along with daily housekeeping and nursing services.

Heartis San Antonio is the first of three communities currently under development in Texas that will be managed by Frontier Management, with a second about to begin construction in Central Texas and a third under development in Dallas-Fort Worth. For more information call 936-776-4630 or visit http://www.heartis.com/.

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Saint Therese of Woodbury — Woodbury, MN

St. Therese, a faith-based senior housing provider, will break ground this month on a facility in Woodbury, Minnesota that’s been in the works for more than a year.  The St. Louis Park-based nonprofit plans to build and operate a 216-unit senior housing facility called Saint Therese of Woodbury at 7555 Bailey Road, which is located west of Radio Drive and south of Bailey Road. The total project cost will be $59.5 million.

The project will include one- and two-bedroom independent living apartments and assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care units. The Woodbury City Council has approved the development plan.

The city’s Housing and Redevelopment Authority approved up to $55 million in revenue bonds  to finance construction, acquisition and equipping the facility. The bonds are typical for large-scale nonprofit buildings such as senior housing, hospitals and private schools.

Saint Therese describes itself as a Catholic organization serving individuals of all faiths. It offers services at an individual’s home or at one of its campuses in New Hope, Brooklyn Park and Shoreview. Saint Therese is the 17th largest senior living operator in the Twin Cities, based on the number of units it manages. For more information call 651-714-7144 or visit  http://www.sttheresemn.org/our-communities/saint-therese-of-woodbury/

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The Pointe at Turnbury — South Brunswick Township, NJ

The Pointe at Turnbury, located in Monmouth Junction, N.J. is an active adult community currently with190 homes.  The final phase of the community is opening up with prices starting $350,990.  The townhomes offer an array of standard high-end amenities including gourmet kitchens, finished loft spaces, gas fireplaces and convenient two-car garages. Three-bedroom, 2.5-bath designs are available, ranging from 1,844 to 2,508 square feet of living space. An entire menu of optional upgrades means many home features are customizable to individual tastes.

Recreation and social engagement is a big part of the lifestyle at The Pointe at Turnbury. A 7,500-square-foot clubhouse in the heart of the community offers numerous amenities and group activities. The clubhouse includes a grand salon, entertaining kitchen, sunroom, flat-screen televisions, game and card room, library, billiards room and a state-of-the-art fitness center. An outdoor heated pool, putting green and bocce courts provide additional entertainment. Residents also enjoy guest speaker presentations, day trips, and other forms of recreation organized by the residents’ social committee..

The Pointe at Turnbury’s location near several highways and mass transportation options is ideal for working residents as well as those who are looking to spend some of their free time in nearby cultural centers. The shops, restaurants and theaters of downtown Princeton are just a five-mile drive away, while New York City and Philadelphia are both about an hour away by train via the Princeton Junction train station.  For more information call 609-799-1085 or visit http://www.thepointeatturnbury.com

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The Parkwood at Cambridge Crossings — Clifton, NJ

Parkwood at Cambridge Crossings is an active adult resort-style condominium located within 12 miles of New York City.  The condos feature a double door entry, open living space with nine-foot tray ceiling, a gas fireplace, a show-place kitchen with fine cabinetry, granite counters, and GE Profile appliances.  They also feature a master suite with large bedroom area, walk-in closet, ceramic-tiled bath, and a separate shower stall. Completing the residences are a second floor, full bath, laundry, balcony, in-building storage and protected parking. For more information call 973-337-1234 or visit www.parkwoodhomesnj.com

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The Buckingham — Houston, TX

The Buckingham is a continuing care retirement community in Houston, Texas, that offers housing options for currently healthy people who want to secure their healthcare plan throughout the aging process. It recently announced plans for a $56 million expansion that will add 187 residences to its existing campus. Sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), the Buckingham — a Type A CCRC – currently has 204 independent living apartments, 43 assisted living suites, 16 memory care residences, and 60 private skilled nursing rooms.

The expansion will add 104 independent living homes, 33 assisted living suites, 18 memory care residences, and 32 private skilled nursing rooms.  The new independent living homes will be offered in one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans. Construction is not expected to begin until the third quarter of 2015. For more information call 713-979-3100 or visit http://www.buckinghamhouston.com/

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The Residence at Five Corners — Easton, MA

Congress Building Corp. and LCB Senior Living have teamed up to construct The Residence at Five Corners — a 74-unit assisted living, independent living and memory care community.  Construction started this summer on the $13 million project.  It will be a three-floor, 80,810-square-foot facility

The community, owned by Norwood (Mass.)-based LCB Senior Housing, will take about 14 months to construct, with completion expected by fall of 2015. It will house about 85 seniors at full capacity. The facility will also include living rooms, a library, computer room, dining room, entertainment and recreation areas, and cafes. The landscaped grounds will include walking paths for residents, sitting areas, gardens and other amenities.

The site is close to shopping and other businesses at Five Corners, which include a CVS Pharmacy, Rite Aid, Shaw’s supermarket, Dunkin’ Donuts, gas stations and other businesses. For more information call 508-535-2202 or visit: http://www.residencefivecorners.com/

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The Tribute at Heritage Village — Gainsville, VA

The Tribute at Heritage Village, a 128-unit assisted living and memory care in Gainesville, Va., is the first development of a portfolio of projects for Thrive Senior Living in the area. The community is located at the front entrance of Heritage Hunt – an active adult community.

Amenities include two restaurant dining venues, a spa, fitness center, a doctors office, telemedicine suite for virtual health care, movie theater, salon, rooftop terraces, walking trails and more.

For more information call 703-468-1895 or visit :http://tributeatheritagevillage.com/.  You may also visit Thrive Senior Living at: http://thrivesl.com/

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Pontiac Village Estates Co-op — Pontiac, MI

CSI Support & Development, a company that provides affordable housing communities for seniors, has started construction on its first non-profit apartment building in Pontiac, Michigan.  Pontiac Village Estates Co-op will be a three-story building offering 77 units in a residential neighborhood within walking distance to nearby retail establishments.

The community will feature a centralized laundry room, common area balconies, lounges, library, computer center, exercise room, gated parking and secured entry.

Applicants eligible to live at Pontiac Village must meet income guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and one household member must be age 62 at the time of initial application.

CSI Support & Development is a non-profit organization that utilizes a cooperative management system, engaging its resident membership in decision making at every level of its operations.

Applicants on the wait list will have the opportunity to vote on décor decisions within the apartments and common areas of the building, as well as vote on the building name while the building is being constructed.

The organization currently has 56 locations in Maryland, Massachusetts, Southern California and Michigan. For more information call 800-593-3052 or visit: http://www.csi.coop/en/locations/MI/pontiac/58

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Bell Vintage Park — North Houston, TX

Belle Vintage Park is a new active-adult (55-plus) community featuring condominiums for lease. The grand opening was held in July. It offers 120 one- and two-bedroom condominiums, some with studies. Amenities include 10-foot ceilings with crown molding, granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, bathrooms with sit-down vanities and walk-in showers, washers and dryers included, and balconies, plus other appointments. Garages and small yards are available, and three elevators add to the convenience of living at Belle Vintage Park.

The centerpiece of the community is Club Belle, a two-level community area with a fitness center, full bar and kitchen area with a coffee/wine bar, lounges, a swimming pool, and lush walking trails around the community.  For more information call 281-379-4000 or visit: www.BelleVintagePark.com.

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Maplewood at Southport — Southport, CT

Westport, Conn.-based Maplewood Senior Living has announced its intent to develop 27 acres in Southport, Conn., into a three-story, 98-unit traditional assisted living and memory care community. The developer, known in the region for its upscale assisted living and memory care residences, will also work to restore area wildlife and the Mill Pond dam area, which previously housed an ice house.

The new community, Maplewood at Southport, will be located in the Mill Hill area. Once completed, the 92,000-square-foot community will aim to incorporate Adirondack and early 1900s coastal New England resort themes into its design, in an attempt to supplement the current ambiance of the neighborhood.

Maplewood at Southport will include a host of amenities that will feature an assortment of classic finishes including comfortable libraries, coffered lobbies, a timbered great room, gourmet display kitchens and spas that can be enjoyed by residents and guests. The focal point of the development will center on the native wildlife and the pond and will include several terraced gardens and a timber entrance bridge. In addition to the wildlife, the property includes an assortment of old-growth trees and flowering plants.

Maplewood is working with Aspetuck Land Trust, a non-profit organization that aims to preserve open spaces, to conserve a sizeable section of the parcel for public recreation and enjoyment, which could include the incorporation of walking trails and educational opportunities.  For more information call 203-557-4777.  Their website is not yet online.

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Kalakaua Garden — Honolulu, HI

A San Francisco-based developer began construction last month on Kalakaua Garden, a long-planned, 17-story senior-living facility on Kalakaua Avenue near the Hawaii Convention Center. Located in Honolulu it is the area’s newest senior living community

Island Paradise Investments, which originally planned to build a residential condominium on the site switched gears three years ago to develop what was then to be a $50 million assisted-living and skilled-nursing facility on the property.

San Francisco-based Swinerton Builders, which has an office in Honolulu, is the general contractor for the project, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

The building will include 132 assisted-living units, 32 memory-care units, 49 skilled-nursing beds and a rehabilitation center.

Kalakaua Garden is located at the same location as the 1723 Kalakaua project, a 16-story, 110-unit residential condominium that at one time drew hundreds of prospective buyers.  For more information call 650-577-1288 or visit: http://www.kalakauagarden.com/

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Willow Crossing at Ashby Ponds — Ashburn, VA

Erickson Living recently opened the doors to its seventh independent living residence, Willow Crossing. The $30 million project, which began on the 132-acre campus in November 2013, adds 101 new apartment homes as well as new community space, including a new dining venue, another fitness space and a theater room.

Ashby Ponds is one of 17 retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. It is situated on a scenic 132-acre campus in Ashburn, Virginia (approximately 30 miles west of Washington, D.C.). The community is home to more than 740 residents and has over 120 resident-run and resident-driven clubs and groups, an indoor pool, a fitness club, transportation services, 24-hour security, and flexible dining options.

For more information call 800-839-3496 or visit the Ashby Ponds web site: http://www.ericksonliving.com/loudoun-county/loudoun-county-senior-living.asp

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