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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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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)

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens (Milano) — Fresno, CA (Posted 4/1/14)

Mirehaven — Albuquerque, NM (Posted 4/1/14)

Oakmont of San Antonio Heights — Upland, CA (Posted 4/1/14)

The Birches — Newtown Township, PA (Posted 4/1/14)

Springwell Senior Living — Baltimore, MD (Posted 4/1/14)

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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The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens (Milano) — Fresno, CA

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens, located in Fresno, Calif., recently completed construction on Milano, Fresno’s newest senior living residences. The construction is part of a $120 million senior living redevelopment project that includes new residential living, new health services, new commons spaces and a variety of amenities.

With the addition of 86 new residences in Milano, The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens now has 262 residential living apartment homes on campus. Milano includes two common areas, underground parking and a courtyard, and offers a number of amenities including a swimming pool, fitness center, multiple dining venues, beauty salon and more. They are available for use by all residents at the community.

In addition to residential living, the community offers residents access to a full continuum of on-site assisted living, memory support and skilled nursing.

The Terraces at San Joaquin Gardens is owned and managed by ABHOW, a California nonprofit public benefit corporation. ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving older adults through quality retirement housing since 1949.  For more information call 800-895-8019 or visit: http://www.theterracesatsanjoaquin.com/

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Mirehaven — Albuquerque, NM

Del Webb, a premier brand name in senior housing, plans to start building its first age-restricted gated community in Albuquerque in April 2014.  Plans call for 538 homes to be built. which will be part of a 284-acre development called Mirehaven, north of the 98th Street and Interstate 40 interchange, next to the Petroglyphs.

The homes will be built by the New Mexico division of PulteGroup Inc., which also plans to build another 348 homes adjacent to the gated community but part of the same overall development known as Mirehaven (pronounced meer-haven.)

Mirehaven will have 6.5 miles of on-site walking, biking and running trails and a staffed clubhouse. The name Mirehaven comes from the name of an arroyo that runs through the site. The presale of homes is tentatively scheduled to begin by late this year, with the first homes available for occupancy in early 2015. For more information contact Jacque Petroulakis, at 480-391-6169, or E-mail at jacque.petroulakis@pultegroup.com.

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Oakmont of San Antonio Heights — Upland, CA

Oakmont Senior Living, headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., recently broke ground on Oakmont of San Antonio Heights in Upland, Calif., a 75,000-square-foot luxury retirement community offering assisted living and memory care services. Construction began last November at the 3.28-acre site and is expected to be completed this summer. The two-story facility will help fill the need for more regional senior housing and provide the more than 480,000 inland residents 65 years or older with additional senior living and care services options.

The project, located on the corner of Euclid Avenue and 24th Street, is minutes from the San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland, Calif.  It will have 56 assisted living and 24 memory care apartments with studio, one- and two-bedroom floor options.

The community’s amenities will include gourmet dining; daily on and off-site recreational and social activities; a library; a movie theater; a fully equipped fitness center with instructional exercise classes; activity rooms with scheduled social events, games, arts and crafts; a salon and day spa; a resident flower and vegetable garden; walking paths and a pet park.

Residents will also have access to full-time assisted living services in the privacy of their own homes.
Oakmont of San Antonio Heights will also specialize in memory care and cater to individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, including early memory loss. In addition to the assisted living services, the community will offer special therapy programs that strengthen and engage dementia patients.  For more information call 909-614-4135 or visit http://oakmontofsanantonioheights.com/

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The Birches — Newtown Township, PA

Last month The Birches in Newtown Township, Pa, opened its doors to new residents of its 82,000 square foot assisted living facility that can house 127 residents needing personal care and memory care.

The month-to-month lease program includes three meals served daily in the dining room, housekeeping and laundry services, social events and transportation to local outings and appointments, plus 24-hour personal care assistance.

Located within the community is Daybreak at The Birches, a secure neighborhood designed for those with memory-impairing illnesses such as Alzheimer’s disease. Residents in this area receive all the amenities of personal care along with specialized care and programs

The community is privately owned and is managed by Heritage Senior Living. For more information call Rita Wismer at 215-497-7400 or visit:  http://www.thebirchesatnewtown.com/index.php

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Springwell Senior Living — Baltimore, MD

Springwell Senior Living, located in the Mount Washington section of Baltimore, plans to build a second building exclusively for independent living.  The existing building at 2211 Rogers Ave., overlooking the old University of Baltimore soccer fields — now a Baltimore City park — features about 160 units for independent and assisted living, as well as for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.

The new building would be on the other end of the 15-acre Springwell property, at Enslow Road, and would have about 102 units, plus a pool and a restaurant. It would be 140,000 to 150,000 square feet and would have 100 percent independent living. The construction cost would be in the range of $20 million.

For more information call 410-664-4006 or 888-439-2596 or visit: http://springwellseniorliving.com/

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