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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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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)

Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community — Windsor, VT (Posted 3/2/14)

Isakson Living – Atlanta, GA (Posted 3/2/14)

Presbyterian Homes & Services — Wayzata, MN (Posted 3/2/14)

Rockwood Retirement Communities — Spokane, WA (Posted 3/2/14)

Residence at Brookside — Avon, CT (Near Hartford) (Posted 2/1/14)

Terracina Grand — Naples, FL (Posted 2/1/14)

Elan-Westpoint — Braunfels, TX (Posted 2/1/14)

Sinai Residences of Boca Raton — Boca Raton, FL (Posted 2/1/14)

Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA (Posted 2/1/14)

Brightmore of South Charlotte — Charlotte, NC (Posted 1/1/14)

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

Carolina Ridge — Lincoln County, NC (Posted 1/1/14)

Allegro Senior Living — West Boynton Beach, FL (Posted 1/1/14)

Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills — Bloomfield, MI (Posted 1/1/14)

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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Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community — Windsor, VT

Cedar Hill Continuing Care, a CCRC located in Windsor, Vermont, announced it plans to build a $10.6 million addition. The 42,000 sq. ft., two-level building addition will house a 20-bed memory care unit that will also double the community’s capacity of its independent and assisted living units to 41.  The memory care wing will comprise12 private apartments and eight semi-private apartments.

The expansion will increase the community’s total square footage from 18,000 to 59,720 square feet.  Congress Construction is the project’s construction manager.  The completed facility is expected to open in January 2015.  For more information call 802-674-6609 or visit: http://www.cedarhillccc.com/

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Isakson Living — Atlanta, GA

Plans are moving forward to develop a$200 million continuing care retirement community in Georgia’s Cobb County.  The community recently donated several acres back to East Cobb Park as a piece offering to those who claim the 843 senior living project is too big for the area.  The donated land would double the size of East Cobb Park.

The provider initially planned for a 987-unit community but has since scaled down the project plans.  For more information call 404-467-4900 or visit: http://www.isaksonliving.com/index.php

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Presbyterian Homes & Services — Wayzata, MN

Presbyterian Homes & Services recently opened a second building at one of its communities in the Minneapolis suburb of Wayzata – a $250 million mixed use senior complex. The Promenade at Wayzata features two buildings – Superior Block and North Block. The former is a 90-aparement building that opened in October and is currently fully leased while the later is a 58-unit apartment building that is 97% leased since opening in December.

The North Block also features a restaurant, café, library, a two-story atrium conservatory, a movie theater, beauty parlor, convenience store, a pool and a fitness area.

Rents for the luxury units range from $1,665 to $5,150 per month after a fully-refundable entrance deposit of $95,000 to $586.000.  Unit sizes range from 740 to 2,300 square feet. For more information call 952-249-2400 or visit  http://www.folkestonephs.org/gpc.iml

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Rockwood Retirement Communities — Spokane, WA

Spokane’s Rockwood Retirement Communities expects to break ground this month on a $41 million. 11-story tower named the Summit that will include 65 luxury apartments for seniors.  It will be connected at the ground level to the former Manor, now renamed the Ridge.

The Summit is the largest residential project approved by the City of Spokane last year.  Rockwood Retirement began plannings two years ago for the project.  Construction was delayed until 80 percent of the new apartments were sold.  The Summit will be due West of the Ridge building.

Most of the new tower’s units will range from 900 square feet to 1,970 square feet.  The top two floors will offer “penthouse” units, ranging from 1,050 square feet to 2,210 square feet.  For more information call 509-536-6850 or visit: www.rockwoodretirement.org

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Residence at Brookside — Avon, CT (Near Hartford)

The Residence at Brookside, a senior housing community, is being developed in Avon, Conn., on a three-acre site.  The 62,500 square foot community will include 74 assisted living, independent living and Reflections Memory Care apartments. The site will be fully landscaped and will include a park for public use. The project is scheduled for completion in early 2015.

Designed in a traditional New England style with Connecticut Brownstone elements, the community will feature comfortable lounges, libraries, a walking courtyard, full-service restaurant and other signature high standard amenities designed to keep residents active and engaged.

Independent living apartments will have kitchenettes and private baths and residents will enjoy 24-hour security, three gourmet meals a day prepared and served restaurant style, available laundry and cleaning services, a full activities program and a variety of optional services. Residents in the assisted living area will enjoy all of the above-mentioned amenities and services as well as assistance with activities of daily living including bathing and dressing, medication reminders and other services as needed.

The Reflections Memory Care program at The Residence at Brookside will engage residents with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments in meaningful, therapeutic activities focused on their strengths and capabilities. Reflections offers specialized cognitive programming in a separate, secure environment with its own common areas, courtyard and other amenities.

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Terracina Grand — Naples, FL

Terracina Grand, a premier senior living community, broke ground last month for its new two-story memory care community adjacent to the existing property.  The new memory care community at Terracina Grand will provide residents a self-contained environment and operate utilizing the Pearls of Life® philosophy, an award-winning, national dementia program which provides personalized care plans.

The free-standing memory care community will add 55 Alzheimer’s and dementia care apartments for 60 residents, more than doubling Terracina Grand’s capacity to care for seniors in the Naples, Fla., area in need of memory care.  The residential units are on average 25 percent larger than the industry norm.

The memory care community will include hospitality features and services such as a family style dining area and club lounge on each floor, a grand living room with library, and a large orangery (conservatory).  For more information, call 239-455-1459 or visit www.terracinagrand.com

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Elan–Westpoint — New Braunfels, TX

Titan Senior Living, a division of Albuquerque-based Titan Development, is preparing to build Elan- Westpointe – a $22 million senior residence. Plans call for a three-story assisted-living building with 75 units, and an attached one-story memory support wing with 38 units with commons spaces.  The community will be the flagship for a new model of seniors housing properties Titan will develop with Des Moines, Iowa-based Life Care Services (LCS) as the operating partner. The project is expected to take a year to complete. For more information call 505- 998-0163.

The company is partnering with LCS to build 10 senior communities in three states, Texas (5), Florida (3) and New Mexico (2)

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Sinai Residences of Boca Raton — Boca Raton, FL

Sinai Residences of Boca Raton and the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County broke ground last month on South Florida’s newest planned life care community, a $250 million development. It is scheduled to open in 2015.

The residences will offer the highest standard of engaged senior living and feature a wealth of luxury services and amenities including hospitality, recreational and social services, cultural and academic pursuits, and fitness programs, as well as gourmet dining with kosher dining available. Sinai Residences will also enjoy front-row access to the many Federation-sponsored cultural, social and educational events.

There will be 14 different floor plans, six of which are already sold-out.  They range in size from approximately 800 to 1,700 square feet. For more information call 561-221-1102 or visit www.sinairesidences.com.

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Regency at Methuen — Methuen, MA

The Regency at Methuen in northeastern, Mass.,  is a Toll Brothers gated active adult community offering homes that range from 1,800 to 2,500 square feet and include both single level and two-story home designs.

One design is the 1,700-square-foot Stamford Eastern Shore design that offers single-level living.  In this 2 bedroom, 2 bath home the kitchen and breakfast area create a bright and airy atmosphere.

The first-floor master bedroom suite is a private retreat with a large walk-in closet, a master bath with Roman soaking tub, a separate shower and a dual-sink vanity. A private study and covered deck are located in the rear of the home. Included features are hardwood flooring in the foyer, kitchen/breakfast area, dining, and great room, gas fireplace in the expanded family room, Kohler faucets, granite countertops, custom paint, Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package, and a basement ready for finishing. For more information call 978-557-5511 or visit: www.regencyatmethuen.com.

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Brightmore of South Charlotte — Charlotte, NC

Brightmore of South Charlotte, a $40 million senior living community located in the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, plans to open in 2014. It is being developed by Liberty Senior Living and will be geared toward the active retiree and offer the convenience of independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing all on one campus.

The 230,000-square-foot luxury retirement community, will offer seniors a full continuum of lifestyle choices and a range of amenities, including various dining venues, a market, beauty salon, fitness center and pool.

Construction of Brightmore of South Charlotte’s health and rehabilitation center, The Pavilion Health Center is due to be completed soon. Construction of Brightmore of South Charlotte’s independent living residences and The Terrace at Brightmore, its licensed assisted living and memory care center, will follow and are estimated to be completed in 2014.

For more information call 855-833-8511or visit: http://brightmoreofsouthcharlotte.com.

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The Pointe at Turnbury — South Brunswick Township, NJ

Millennium Homes has launched the final section of its active adult community in southern New Jersey near Princeton.  Located in South Brunswick Township, which was recently named one of Money magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” The Pointe at Turnbury is a 194-home community that offers residents the ability to own a private home in a convenient location with a wide range of luxury amenities. Priced from the low $300,000s, homes are available for a variety of occupancy dates, including longer-term purchases with 2014 closing dates.  Highly coveted premium home sites with wooded lots are now available as part of the final phase of construction.

Townhomes at The Pointe at Turnbury offer an array of standard high-end amenities including gourmet kitchens, finished loft spaces, gas fireplaces and convenient two-car garages. Three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath designs are available, ranging from 1,844 to 2,508 square feet of living space. An entire menu of optional upgrades is available and basements are available in many homes.

There is also a 7,500-square-foot clubhouse right in the heart of the community where residents enjoy daily recreation and group activities. The clubhouse includes a grand salon, entertaining kitchen, sunroom, flat-screen TVs, game and card room, library, billiards room and a state-of-the-art fitness center. An out- door heated pool, putting green and bocce courts provide hours of additional entertainment. For more information call 609-799-0459 or visit: www.55places.com/new-jersey/communities/the-pointe-turnbury.

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Carolina Ridge — Lincoln County, NC

Shea Homes in Scottsdale, AZ is proposing to build a 1,650-lot subdivision named Carolina Ridge in eastern Lincoln County, NC, with most the houses aimed at homebuyers age 55 and older. It will be built on 589 acres. Thirty percent of the site will be left undeveloped.

It will have single-family homes ranging from 1,000 square feet to 3,500 square feet. Some units would be built in attached groups of homes. About 300 of the homes would be set aside for buyers of any age.

The proposed Carolina Ridge community is slated to be built on about 600 acres off N.C. Highway 73, just east of N.C. Highway 16, near the Denver community.  The build-out is expected by 2021.

In materials submitted to Lincoln County zoning officials, Shea officials say that construction of homes and amenities will begin in 2014. For more information call Shea Homes at 866-696-7432 or visit www.sheahomes.com.  There is no dedicated web site for this community.

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Allegro Senior Living — West Boynton Beach, FL

Last month St. Louis-based Allegro Senior Living announced that it has broken ground on its ninth senior housing community. The community, located in a country club residential setting in West Boynton Beach, FL., will offer 136 units with a total of 147,000-square-feet.

While the community will primarily cater to independent residents, there will also be separate wings to accommodate assisted living and memory are services.

A company specializing in the development and operation of luxury senior housing communities throughout Florida, Allegro’s newest community in Boynton Beach will embody a boutique hotel experience for its residents.

Amenities include a specially designed spa, fine dining options, concierge service, as well as the latest in theater and wellness opportunities.  The community is scheduled to open in late 2014.  For more information call 561-316-9688 or visit:  http://www.allegroliving.com/senior_living/Boynton_Beach_FL/zip_33437/allegro/6891

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Cedarbrook of Bloomfield Hills — Bloomfield, MI

Groundbreaking for the $40 million continuing care retirement community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., took place last month.  The facility is scheduled to open in September 15, 2015.  It will be built on 7.5 acres.

The 164,000-square foot building will include heated underground parking garage, a fitness and rehabilitation center, multiple on-site dining options and a movie theater. The community will have 146 total units, of which 30 percent will be for independent living.

Amenities planned include scheduled transportation to shopping and medical appointments, 24-hour emergency response system, bistro and ice cream parlor, wine cellar, chapel, and a24-hour nurse on the premises. For more information call 248-955-4956 or visit: http://www.cedarbrookofbloomfieldhills.com/.

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