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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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Wichita Presbyterian Manor — Wichita, KS (Posted 8/2/14)

U.S. Memory Care — Cedar Park, TX (Posted 8/2/14)

Woodcrest at Clark — Clark, NJ (Posted 8/2/14)

Carmel Senior Living — Carmel, IN (Posted 8/2/14)

Cardinal at North Hills — Raleigh, NC (Posted 8/2/14)

Wellmore — Tega Cay, SC (Posted 7/1/14)

Meadow Brook Senior Living — Fishers, IN (Posted 7/1/14)

The Summit at Rockwell South Hill — Spokane, WA (Posted 7/1/14)

Colony Lane — Pontiac, MI (Posted 7/1/14)

Pathway Senior Living — Lake Zurich, IL (Posted 7/1/14)

Wexford Place — Kansas City, MO (Posted 6/1/14)

Lantern Hill — New Providence, NJ (Posted 6/1/14)

Masonicare at Mystic — Mystic, CT (Posted 6/1/14)

Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA (Posted 6/1/14)

Encore at Eastmark — Mesa, AZ (Posted 6/1/14)

The Crossings — League City, TX (Posted 5/1/14)

Ventana by Buckner — North Dallas, TX (Posted 5/1/14)

Generations at Ahwatukee — Phoenix, AZ (Posted 5/1/14)

Emerald Heights — Redmond, WA (Posted 5/1/14)

Eagle Crest South — South La Crosse, WI (Posted 5/1/14)

Wichita Presbyterian Manor — Wichita, KS

Wichita Presbyterian Manor is currently undergoing a $35 million expansion project that is on track for completion this summer. Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) is working on the first phase of construction, which includes the transformation of 48 modern assisted living apartments, 24 assisted living memory care suites and 50 skilled nursing suites.

The first phase also includes a Post-Acute to Home (PATH) rehabilitation wing and new health care common spaces, including a main kitchen.

The transformation of Wichita Presbyterian Manor will provide memory care services for the first time, which will assist the community in adjusting to the changing needs of residents with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

Phase two will bring 90 independent living apartment homes and amenities, including multiple dining venues and an array of social, cultural, educational and spiritual programs and activities. This construction is expected to be complete in late summer 2015.

For more information call 316-942-7456 or visit: http://wichitapresbyterianmanor.org/

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U.S. Memory Care — Cedar Park, TX

U.S. Memory Care, LLC recently broke ground on a new memory care community just north of Austin, Texas. The Cedar Park facility will cost approximately $15 million and is a continuation of U.S. Memory Care’s anticipated rollout of 20 facilities in the southern United States over the next four years, totaling a $250 million expansion of memory care facilities in Texas, the company reported.

The 75-bed Cedar Park is located on 4.77 acres at C-Bar Road and Highway 1431, and encompasses 60,000-square-feet. It is expected to open later this year.

Cedar Park is separated into three separate neighborhoods, each offering enclosed gardens, meal service and opportunities to participate in “stimulating activities” with other residents and their loved ones.

The three neighborhoods connect to what U.S. Memory Care refers to as “Main Street,” a specifically designed town center where residents can visit the community’s Beehive Beauty Salon, Paula’s Sweet Shoppe, theater, music room, as well as other hobbies and more.

For more information call 877-972-2667 or visit http://www.usmemorycare.com/locations#Austin

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Woodcrest at Clark — Clark, NJ

Woodcrest at Clark is a new active adult community located in the heart of central New Jersey. It is
situated adjacent to Union County Parkland and consists of four buildings with one- and two-bedroom floor plans, ranging from 900 to 1,630 square feet, with innovative design.

The spacious designs come complete with many upgrades including granite counters, breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, large soaking tub, oversized master shower with double vanity and custom walk-in closets. Additional amenities include individually controlled central heat/air conditioning, storage/utility room with washer and a dryer, and a large private balcony. It offers a clubhouse with a cozy fireplace, a fitness center, a card room and TV lounge.

Residents are in close proximity to a variety of public transportation, shopping and entertainment options. Private and public recreational areas, including the Hyatt Hills Golf Course and Clark Township Senior Center, are nearby.

For more information call 732-340-0069 or visit:

http://www.gardencommunities.com/Properties/NJ/Union/Woodcrest-at-Clark/Home.aspx

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Carmel Senior Living — Carmel, IN

Indiana’s newest senior living community is scheduled to open in May 2015 and will offer a range of lifestyle options, including independent living, assisted living, transitional memory care, and memory care.  It is a project of Spectrum Retirement Communities – a Denver-based company — and will offer flexible and affordable month-to-month leasing programs with absolutely no up-front costs or down payments.

The community will feature top-flight amenities, dining and Spectrum’s signature wellness programs. Residences will range from studio apartments to two-bedroom, two-bath, 1200-square-foot apartment homes.

Carmel is Spectrum’s second community in Indiana. All residences within the 135,000-square-foot community have been planned to maximize health, independence, security and peace of mind, while also compassionately supporting those who need more assistance. Carmel will host on-site personal care services with licensed professionals who offer occupational and speech therapies, monthly health screenings and physical rehabilitation. In addition, Carmel’s Transitional Memory Care program, unique to Spectrum communities, supports seniors with mild cognitive impairment, while still offering a high level of independence.

Resident move-in at Carmel is scheduled for June 2015. For more information call 317-451-4702 or visit: http://www.carmelseniorliving.com/p/senior_living/contact_spectrum_8340/carmel-in-46032/carmel-senior-living-8340

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Cardinal at North Hills — Raleigh, NC

Site work is underway on what will be Raleigh’s first continuing care retirement community (CCRC). It will offer rentals on a month-to-month basis unlike most CCRCs.  The Cardinal will have 165 independent living residences, plus 60 on-site private apartments licensed for assisted living, memory care and nursing care.  It is being developed and will be managed by California-based Kisco Senior Living.

Rental rates for the independent living apartments range from $3,850 for an 800-square-foot unit to $8,350 for a 2,080-square-foot-unit. The rental fee includes access to medical services, the community’s 35,000-square-foot clubhouse, chef-prepared meals and social activities.

For more information call 919-578-4372 or visit http://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior_living/Raleigh_NC/zip_27609/kisco_senior_living/5776

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Wellmore — Tega Cay, SC

Ground has been broken and construction is underway on a $35 million retirement community in Tega Cay, SC. The 152-unit community will offer assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing services and short-term rehab, as well as a community clubhouse, gourmet dining and a wellness center for resident use.

The property will span nearly 150,000-square-feet once it is completed. The clubhouse and wellness center will span 25,000-square-feet.  Plans call fo the Tega Cay property to serve as a flagship model for the company.  Its hybrid and health-care initiatives are centered on ways to help residents live longer and healthier lives.

The project is being constructed with additional partners including NL Healthcare Properties, Red Capital Group and Maxwell Group. It is expected to open in the summer of 2015.  For more information call 803-835-7000 or visit http://www.well-more.com/

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Meadow Brook Senior Living — Fishers, IN

Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities has completed its newest community, Meadow Brook Senior Living in Fishers, Indiana — a fast-growing suburb of Indianapolis. The 80,250-square-foot community, located just off Easy Street in the town of Fishers, will offer a total of 88 rental units: 10 independent living, 60 assisted living, and 18 memory care. Residences include studio, one-, and two-bedroom apartments.

As with all Spectrum communities, Meadow Brook hosts on-site personal care services and provides licensed professionals who offer occupational and speech therapies, monthly health screenings, and physical rehabilitation.

Meadow Brook features two levels of memory care: (1) The Residence ClubSM is a transitional memory care program that supports seniors with mild cognitive impairment yet offers a high level of independence. Residents live in their selected assisted living apartments, and groups limited to 10-12 participants socialize together and participate in structured activities based on their preferences and abilities. (2) The Path to the PresentSM program, developed by Mather LifeWays® for residents with moderate- to late-stage dementia, is a more restrictive but still homelike environment. The program caters to the individual’s unique personality, core values, and personal preferences with specialized activities designed to stimulate each person’s highest level of participation.

Meadow Brook is Spectrum’s 29th community in 11 states (from New York to Oregon) and its second community in Indiana. For more information call 317-537-0157 or visit http://www.meadowbrookseniorliving.com/

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The Summit at Rockwell South Hill — Spokane, WA

The vision and innovation that has always characterized Rockwood Retirement Communities, is in full-force with the new 11-story tower called The Summit at Rockwood South Hill.  Construction is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2016.

The Summit will offer residents 65 new apartment homes with condo-like living. The apartments will offer great views, quality interior finishes, full kitchens, washers and dryers, and most will have large balconies. Future residents can choose from 17 floor plans that range in size from 900 to 2,210 square feet.

Community amenities will include a 3,400 square foot event center to accommodate large gatherings; a theater/educational center; art studio and library; over 9,000 square feet of dining and entertainment venues, including, 11th floor Sky View lounge, formal dining room, outdoor patio, sports bar, espresso bar/café and bistro with display kitchen; a 3,100 square foot fitness area with state-of-the-art exercise equipment and floor exercise room; and a 1,700 square foot beauty salon and spa.

For more information call 800-727-6650 or visit:  http://www.rockwoodretirement.org/home/about-rockwood-south-hill/apartments-at-the-summit/

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Colony Lane — 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. It 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 Colony Lane 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.

The company 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/component/mtree/MI/pontiac/58.

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Pathway Senior Living — Lake Zurich, IL

Des Plaines, Illinois-based Pathway Senior Living is proposing to build a 120-unit senior living facility on six acres in Lake Zurich, a northwest suburb of Chicago.  Village trustees have agreed that the proposal to build a three-story supportive living facility on part of six acres in north Lake Zurich should go before the advisory plan commission for a public hearing.

The proposed community would be classified as affordable under federal and state regulations, meaning at least 25% of the 120 units would be rented to adults age 65 and older who have annual incomes of $26,000 or less, according to Pathway Principal and Co-President Robert Helle.

Floor plans for individual units would be constructed as one-bedroom apartments — not studios with kitchenettes. Additionally, a patio, living room, dining room, library, computer space, social area, sun room and beauty parlor would also be included within the building.

The Village Plan Commission is expected to review the application for the project in July. For more information call 847-768-5100 or visit:  http://lakezurich.suntimes.com/2014/06/25/pathway-proposes-facility-low-income-housing-lake-zurich/ and http://www.pathwaysl.com/.

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Wexford Place — Kansas City, MO

A ribbon cutting celebration for the Wexford Assisted Living & Memory Support took place recently  in Kansas City, Mo, where officials showcased the new senior care options being offered. The community, which includes 43 assisted living and 44 memory support residences, is adjacent to the Wexford Place independent living community.

Wexford Place is part of Senior Star, a family-owned company with a portfolio that includes 13 retirement communities in six states offering independent living, assisted living, memory support and nursing.

With regard to the memory care component of the community, Wexford Place features memory support programming including a Virtual Dementia Tour, Snoezelen Therapy, along with an outdoor garden area that includes a clothes line, mailboxes and a stationary vintage car for residents to conduct “typical lifestyle routines.

In a statement the company said that assisted living isn’t just about caregiving. It’s also about providing access to activities and a connection to the local community that helps residents maintain the active, connected lifestyle they are so used to enjoying, and that means off-site excursions and access to unique amenities and engaging programming that seeks to inform, delight and entertain residents.

For more information call 816-743-4259 or visit http://www.seniorstar.com/p/senior_living/assisted_living_8232/kansas-city-mo-64151/wexford-place-assisted-living-memory-support-by-senior-star-8232

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Lantern Hill — New Providence, NJ

Erickson Living has started construction on Lantern Hill, a new 540,000-square-foot CCRC set on 21 acres in New Providence, New Jersey.

The community will consist of five interconnected buildings, including 275 independent living apartment homes and 85 continuing care retirement community (CCRC) residences offering assisted living, memory care, long term care and short term rehabilitation. Residents will also enjoy a fitness facility with an indoor swimming pool, as well as a wide range of services that include restaurants, housekeeping, and social/recreational programs.

This is the third Erickson Living community in New Jersey. Others are located in Morris and Monmouth counties. The current plan is for the CCRC to open in the second half of 2015. The on-site sales office will open in the spring of 2014.

For more information call 800-824-5939 or visit: http://www.ericksonliving.com/new-providence/new-providence-senior-living.asp?refer=mainnav

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Masonicare at Mystic — Mystic, CT

Construction of Masonicare at Mystic, Conn., is underway on a new 179 unit retirement community that will offer independent living and assisted living rental units. The 18-acre site was originally approved for 245 units but that changed as a result of the previous management company’s failure to meet its financial obligations.

The community will offer one-bedroom apartments of nearly 800 square feet and two-bedroom apartments of more than 1,200 square feet. A few studio units will also be available.

Amenities at the community will include a pool, dining area and spaces for exercise, wellness activities cultural events and an art studio.  First units are expected to be occupied by the middle of next year. For more information call 888-679-9997 or visit http://www.masonicare.org/masonicare-develop-retirement-community-mystic.

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Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA

The Regency at Methuen is a new Toll Brothers active adult (55+) gated community in Methuen, Mass. The homes range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet, including both single level and two-story homes.  Features vary depending on the size of the home. In one model there is a private study and covered deck, hardwood flooring, a kitchen/breakfast area, dining space, gas fireplace in an expanded family room, a Whirlpool appliance package, and a basement ready for finishing. Prices start in the high $400s.

For more information call 978-557-5511 or visit: http://www.tollbrothers.com/MA/Regency_at_Methuen_-_The_Villas_Collection

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Encore at Eastmark — Mesa, AZ

AV Homes has broken ground on its newest 55+ master-planned community of Eastmark in Mesa, Ariz.  The new community, located at Ray Road just east of Ellsworth, will begin sales in early 2015.  The company plans to begin construction on an eight model home sales complex and Village Center prior to the end of 2014.

Encore at Eastmark has been specifically planned and designed for 55+ active adults.  It will feature four unique home design series with over 900 homes upon completion. Community amenities will include a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art Village Center featuring a luxurious resort pool, fitness center, class facilities, and a full calendar of social events.

Eastmark is quickly becoming the focal point in the fast growing development corridor along the 202 Freeway in the Southeast Valley. Grand Canyon University recently announced plans for a new campus at Eastmark and Apple is currently underway with construction of a manufacturing plant nearby.

For more information call 877-AVhomes or visit: http://www.avhomesinc.com/communities/encore-eastmark/

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The Crossings — League City, TX

Methodist Retirement Communities has broken ground on The Crossings, a life care retirement community in League City, Texas. The $74 million project is being built on 18.8 acres near FM 270 (Egret Bay) and FM 518, and will consist of 116 independent living apartments, 34 assisted living apartments, 48 skilled nursing apartments and 24 memory support apartments. The campus will offer multiple dining venues, a fitness facility, pool and various activity centers.

Construction on the community is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2015. For more information call 281-724-2345 or visit http://www.mrcaff.org/the-crossings.aspx.

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Ventana by Buckner — North Dallas, TX

Buckner International, the Christian social services and charitable group, will build a high-rise senior housing community next door to NorthPark Center in North Dallas, Texas on 3 acres it bought in 2012.  The two-tower development will contain more than 300 apartments and will be at the southwest corner of Northwest Highway and North Central Expressway.

It will offer a combination of independent and assisted living units, as well as memory care and skilled nursing facilities. Company officials say the strategic location for the project will put much-needed senior housing close to neighborhoods in North Dallas, the Park Cities and East Dallas.

The nonprofit Christian ministry operates orphanages, senior housing and other community support programs. The property had previously been planned for an office tower and is part of the Lincoln Park complex.  The 12-story buildings will mostly contain independent living units.

The $108 million project will start late next year or in early 2016, depending on demand. Buckner has already begun marketing the property to prospective tenants.  It needs to obtain commitments for 75 percent of the independent living apartments, then it will get bond financing.

Buckner already operates retirement communities in Far East Dallas, Houston, Austin, Beaumont, Longview, Burnet and San Angelo. While the organization is probably best known for its historic children’s home, it is one of the largest nonprofit senior housing providers in Texas. For more information about Ventana, call 214-234-1035 or visit . http://www.ventanabybuckner.com/

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Generations at Ahwatukee — Phoenix, AZ

Investment Property Associates, LLC (IPA) and Retirement Community Specialists (RCS) have partnered for a second time to develop a senior living community in Ahwatukee near the southwest corner of Chandler Boulevard and 50th Street in Phoenix, Ariz.  The 8-acre site of the planned senior community is part of a 35-acre mixed-use parcel acquired by IPA in 2012.

The senior housing community, called “Generations at Ahwatukee,” is designed to be 160,000 square feet and to provide 128 total units.  The community will be licensed by the State of Arizona as an assisted living and directed care community, and will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care.  The community will be operated by Retirement Community Specialists (RCS), a senior living management company based in Ahwatukee since 1998 and in the Phoenix area for over 25 years.

The unit mix includes studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment styles as expansive as 1,150 square feet, and many unit styles will feature private balconies or patios. The community will offer an array of amenities that promote freedom from everyday burdens for residents to enjoy their interests and quality time with friends and family.  Current plans include a theater, fitness center, library, salon/barber shop, pool, community gardens, activity centers and restaurant-style dining rooms.

Generations at Ahwatukee will be a sister property to Generations at Agritopia, For more information call   616-846-6900 or visit  http://www.ipapartners.com/development/senior-housing

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Emerald Heights — Redmond, WA

Emerald Heights, a continuing care retirement community in Redmond, Wash., is constructing a 43 unit apartment building known as Trailside.  It is expected to be completed during this year. The apartment homes within this part of the campus will feature “fully equipped and modern kitchens,” optional gas fireplaces, underground parking and new landscape views, according to a release from Emerald Communities, a nonprofit regional senior housing organization that sponsors the CCRC.

The expansion also includes a new fitness center and swimming pool, multi-purpose auditorium featuring “flexible” meeting spaces, as well as casual and fine dining environments.

Campus renovations also extend to The Corwin Center, Emerald Heights’ on-campus short- and long-term care facility that provides assisted living services and 24-hour nursing supervision to residents.

Forty-three new apartment homes will offer territorial views, quality interior finishes, in-home washers and dryers, and under-building parking. Plans for all Trailside homes include fully equipped, modern kitchens and optional gas fireplaces. The one-bedroom homes include one full and one half bath and an optional den. The two-bedroom homes include at least two full baths; some include an additional half bath and optional den. For more information call 425-556-8100 or visit http://www.emeraldheights.com/campus/trailside-expansion.

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Eagle Crest South — South La Crosse, WI

Bethany Lutheran Homes broke ground last month on Eagle Crest South, a $28 million senior living project in South La Crosse, Wisconsin, that will include hospice suites along with a number of senior apartments. It will feature a Town Center complete with dining rooms, a café/bistro, a convenience store, movie theater, botanical garden and heated underground parking.

The four-story, 212,660-square-foot building will feature 144 apartments, including 12 hospice units called “Serenity Home,” featuring 24-hour end-of-life nursing care.  Of the 144 apartments, there will be 80 independent living apartments, 34 assisted living units and 18 memory care apartments. It is expected to open in May 2015. For more information call 608-779-1702 (Ask for Lori)  or visit:   http://www.bethanylutheranhomes.org/communities.iml?mdl=eagle_crest.mdl

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