Watermark Retirement Communities and Zom Senior Living Open the Watermark at Coral Gables

MIAMI, FL—The Watermark at Coral Gables is now open and welcoming new members to its independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations. Developed in collaboration with ZOM Senior Living—the seniors housing division of ZOM Living, one of the nation’s leading luxury housing development firms—The Watermark at Coral Gables is the latest addition to Watermark Retirement Communities’ Élan Collection, its premier portfolio of luxury senior living communities. The community was built to feel like a high-end wellness resort, with amenities and programs designed to help sophisticated seniors live a vibrant, healthful lifestyle.

“We’re thrilled to open The Watermark at Coral Gables and welcome South Florida seniors to our newest Elan Collection community,” said David Freshwater, chairman of Watermark Retirement Communities. “The community itself is luxurious, inspired by Coral Gables’ historic architecture. Combined with our five-star level of care, The Watermark at Coral Gables truly redefines what retirement looks like.”

The Watermark at Coral Gables spans over 256,000 square feet, including 50,000 square feet of lifestyle-driven amenities, and features 198 apartments encompassing studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom apartments. It boasts the only rooftop pool at a senior living community in Coral Gables, flanked by a yoga lawn and lush gardens, as well as five restaurants and two full bars, catering to all meals and tastes. Furthermore, The Watermark at Coral Gables’ wellness program ensures members are cared for—mind, body and spirit. Additionally, members can learn a new language, explore a new hobby or share their own area of expertise through Watermark University’s robust calendar of programming.

“The experience we’re offering at The Watermark at Coral Gables is unparalleled in senior living,” said David Barnes, president of Watermark Retirement Communities. “The community not only engages members with programming, but encourages them to craft their own days and explore new passions and friendships. This freedom, we believe, is the key to an invigorating life.”

The Watermark at Coral Gables is located southwest of Miami, just steps from the upscale Shops at Merrick Park and a short drive from the pedestrian promenade Miracle Mile and the historic Biltmore Hotel. It’s surrounded by the historic ivy-covered mansions and stunning green spaces that have coined Coral Gables as “The City Beautiful.” Residents can easily catch a show at the Actors’ Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, explore art at the Coral Gables Museum, enjoy a classic film at the Coral Gables Arts Cinema or stroll through the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens.

The ownership for The Watermark at Coral Gables consists of a partnership between ZOM Living, one of the most highly regarded luxury housing developers in the United States, and Watermark Retirement Communities. Together, these leading companies embarked on the development of two luxury senior living communities, one in Coral Gables and the other in West Palm Beach, both breaking ground in the summer of 2020.

“As demand for premium-quality rental senior housing grows in South Florida, ZOM Senior Living is delighted to announce the opening of our second senior living community in the region in the past six months,” said Stephen Ordway, senior vice president of ZOM Senior Living. “The Watermark at Coral Gables embodies the luxurious living experience that has come to define ZOM Living—and now ZOM’s Senior Living—brands. From the beautiful Mediterranean design analogous with the City of Coral Gables to the sophisticated resort-style amenities, superb dining and educational programming, this community creates an environment where residents aspire to live and thrive.”

Livingston Mayor Joins Spring Hills President/CEO and More To Cut the Ribbon Opening Spring Hills Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ—The Livingston, NJ community came out to support the ribbon cutting of the brand-new Spring Hills Livingston, part of the new Spring Hills Opulence Collection. Mayor Michael Vieira and Deputy Mayor Al Anthony helped Alexander Markowits, president/CEO of Spring Hills, and one of the founding residents, Joyce Farinella, cut the official ribbon. At the celebration, attendees enjoyed listening to Al Sapienza and Donna Deborah Rennard sing a favorite song from Phantom of the Opera. They also had fun talking to Sapienza about his days as Mikey Palmice on The Sopranos. A champagne toast, delicious appetizers and tours of the new Opulence Collection community had everyone who attended in awe!

Spring Hills, a trusted name in senior living for over 24 years—offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and home care services—is excited to be part of the Livingston, NJ community. Opulence Collection’s Spring Hills Livingston brings an innovative balance of atmosphere, resort-like amenities, quality care and personalized services to the community where “Luxury Meets Lifestyle so You Can Live Happy.”

Spring Hills Livingston is located at 346 East Cedar St., Livingston, NJ, 07039.

Watermark Retirement Communities and ZOM Senior Living Open the Watermark at West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL—The Watermark at West Palm Beach is now open, welcoming seniors to experience vibrant downtown living among West Palm Beach’s world-renowned cultural attractions, high-end shopping and fine dining. Developed in partnership with ZOM Senior Living—the seniors housing division of ZOM Living, one of the nation’s leading luxury housing development firms—the new community offers independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations across its 154 apartments. The Watermark at West Palm Beach is the latest addition to Watermark Retirement Communities’ prestigious Élan Collection of communities crafted with the mindset of a luxury wellness resort.

“We’re excited to continue growing throughout South Florida with the opening of The Watermark at West Palm Beach,” said David Freshwater, chairman of Watermark Retirement Communities. “West Palm Beach offers everything today’s sophisticated seniors want, including easy access to travel and proximity to dining, shopping, arts, culture and world-class medical care. Our new luxury community is the perfect addition to this neighborhood and will provide South Florida seniors with a joyful, fulfilling lifestyle.”

Spanning over 245,000 square feet, The Watermark at West Palm Beach encompasses studios, one-bedroom units and two-bedroom apartments. Members can enjoy four distinct restaurants, each offering a variety of gourmet dishes, as well as a rooftop pool on the fifth floor surrounded by lush greenery and ample seating for relaxing and socializing. The community’s integrative wellness program cares for members’ minds, bodies and spirits, and a robust list of programming through Watermark University ensures members continue learning, exploring and sharing their ideas and passions with their neighbors.

“We believe in building extraordinary communities that provide seniors with the opportunity to thrive and live life to its fullest. The Watermark at West Palm Beach epitomizes our ethos,” said David Barnes, president of Watermark Retirement Communities. “This community is the perfect starting location for members to explore the culture and beauty of South Florida, returning home to experience the utmost care and support from a dedicated staff.”

The ownership for The Watermark at West Palm Beach consists of a partnership between ZOM Living, one of the most highly regarded luxury housing developers in the United States, and Watermark Retirement Communities.

“With The Watermark at West Palm Beach, ZOM Senior Living is delivering a superior senior living experience as demand for high-quality rental senior living communities continues to rise in South Florida,” said Steve Ordway, senior vice president of ZOM Senior Living. “Marking the delivery of our third senior living community in Florida, the property features a sophisticated design, upscale amenities and unique dining and lifestyle programming to create a holistic living oasis in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach. We are grateful for our partnership with Watermark Retirement Communities, which will be providing outstanding senior living and care services to our members.”

Spring Hills Proudly Announces New Opulence Residence in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ—The Opulence Collection by Spring Hills, the trusted name in senior living for over 24 years, has come to Livingston, NJ with the opening of Spring Hills Livingston—a new, innovative and distinctive luxury assisted living community. One of only two of Spring Hill’s Opulence Collection communities where “luxury meets lifestyle so you can live happy,” Spring Hills Livingston offers residents the perfect balance of atmosphere, resort-like amenities, quality care and personalized services, all in an exclusive environment decorated with luxurious furnishings. The design of the building was created to reflect the vibrancy and energy of the community, and encourage a higher level of social stimulation. Spring Hills Livingston is the premiere senior living community offering independent living, assisted living, memory care and home care services.

“The Livingston community is an ideal fit for the new Spring Hills Opulence Collection,” said Alexander Markowits, president and CEO of Spring Hills. “We are deeply committed to maintaining the health, comfort and independence of our residents, while allowing them to continue living in the lifestyle they are accustomed to. We saw a need for this type of community in Livingston and look forward to the opportunity to provide our unparalleled care to more seniors.”

Erio Rosario, executive director at Spring Hills Livingston, continued on. “We recognize and embrace the pride that the residents have in their home and community,” he said. “We are building strong connections between Spring Hills Livingston and the Livingston community. We want to invite members of the Rotary Club, the YMCA, the JCC and more into Spring Hills Livingston, while also planning excursions to Turtle Back Zoo, which is right down the street, as well as other exciting day trips in the community.”

The services and amenities offered at Spring Hills Livingston are setting a new standard in senior living with a personalized lifestyle approach. Premium dining is provided in a top-of-the-line kitchen in partnership with Morrison, a high-end provider of chef-forward cuisine with restaurants in several states. The dining room offers full menus for meals, 24-hour room service and a rooftop bar serving tapas throughout the day. The unique programs include lifelong learning seminars, cooking classes, food and wine tastings, creative activities and outings related to the arts and crafts, culture, special interest clubs and more. Residents also enjoy activities such as walking clubs through our beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards, yoga and Tai chi classes. Spring Hills’ cornerstone services Signature Touches—their holistic approach to care and life—have been enhanced at Spring Hills Livingston. They include:

  • Resort-inspired amenities that include on-site movie theaters, fitness centers, grand indoor/outdoor living spaces and so much more to personalize the experience.
  • A 24-hour concierge service that is always at your service, allows residents to plan outings (perhaps to a Broadway show), organize special family events and more.
  • Broadened culinary adventures that understand how important quality meals are for residents’ palettes and social lives. Through a strategic partnership, Spring Hills has transformed the dining experience to ensure that the chefs, waiters and waitresses are extensively trained in providing the best food and service. They use high-quality natural ingredients and a garden-to-table approach that can include the residents through the incorporation of horticulture therapy.
  • Five-star services paired with a holistic approach in the salon and spa to support each resident’s lifestyle, enhancing their quality of life.
  • Curated care that provides proactive clinical care and personalized support at every stage of the health care journey; every critical transition is safe and seamless.
  • Continuum of care that allows the resident to be the center of their own health care by being surrounded by providers, caregivers and community support services in real-time, all aware of each resident’s medical history, current conditions, treatment preferences and lifestyle.
  • Holistic wellness that offers activities that reflect the interests of the residents, including programs such as lifelong learning seminars, creative activities, outings related to the arts and culture, and special interest clubs.
  • Technology integration that leverages the latest remote health technology to create a constant stream of patient data, which also inspires patients to more fully engage in their own health progress.

Health and wellness are a priority at Spring Hills. The community offers the ultimate level of care with physicians on-site to address acute medical issues, as well as proximity to high-quality hospitals, physical therapists and other health care providers. They also focus on more than just physical health with an on-site salon and spa that features massages, manicures, pedicures and hair styling for renewal and relaxation. There is also an on-site fitness center showcasing a full array of gym equipment—including ellipticals, cycles, weights and fitness and yoga classes for all levels of activity—all under appropriate supervision.

Spring Cottage, the memory care wing of all Spring Hills locations, exudes Opulence and luxury, while still focused on programs based on ability and hands-on care. In addition to its own activity’s director and nurse, they also feature a salon, gourmet dining options and their own private, beautiful demo kitchen.

Spring Hills Livingston is located at 346 East Cedar St. in Livingston, NJ, 07039.

Sunflower Springs at Indian Land Assisted Living Officially Opens

INDIAN LAND, SC—Assisted living community Sunflower Springs at Indian Land, in conjunction with Anvaya Investments, is pleased to announce its grand opening. The community is at 2681 Lengers Way in Indian Land, SC. It is managed by SRI Management, a company noted in the industry for its dedicated service, value and resident care level.

Sunflower Springs at Indian Land is designed to provide seniors with a comfortable and caring environment that promotes independence and well-being. The community offers assisted living catering to each resident’s unique needs, and has 100 assisted living units with studios and one-bedroom options.

The amenities include SRI Management’s signature programming of Artful Dining, a research-backed culinary concept designed to keep seniors engaged in the social and health benefits of proper nutrition; Zestful Activities, which provides an abundance of activities to keep residents physically and socially active; and Heartful Care that creates comfort and security for residents in their new home.

“We are thrilled to open Sunflower Springs at Indian Land and provide exceptional care and services to seniors in the area,” SRI Management CEO Don Bishop said. “Our goal is to create an environment where residents can thrive and enjoy life to the fullest.”

In addition, Sunflower Springs at Indian Land is adding approximately 50 job opportunities for local residents, infusing more than $1.5 million in annual salary and wages into the Indian Land region.

The community’s executive director, Robert Pila, added that his “team is dedicated to providing personalized care and believes seniors deserve to live their lives with dignity and respect. We are committed to making that a reality at Sunflower Springs,” he said.

Virginia Beach Senior Living Community Set To Open Memory Care Neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA—First Colonial Inn, a Kisco Senior Living community in Virginia Beach, is announcing its expansion ready for occupancy on March 15th: an all-new memory care neighborhood. This space will include 18 thoughtfully designed apartments, 10 private rooms and four shared ones; a private patio and curated garden—all of which are exclusive to the community’s memory care residents and their loved ones.

The purpose behind First Colonial Inn’s newest addition is to promote the independence and dignity of their guests who need more specialized attention, as well as to maintain their sense of comfort and security. It’s common for residents to experience a change in care while making their home at a senior living community—and with this new addition to the community, First Colonial Inn will be more equipped than ever to meet residents’ needs.

Susan Ward, regional vice president of operations for Kisco Senior Living, shared that providing memory care services at First Colonial Inn will offer Virginia Beach seniors cognitive care services that also maintain the feel and comfort of home. “Prior to providing this level of care, our residents would have needed to consider transitioning to another community when faced with cognitive decline,” said Ward. “Now, we will be able to offer a full continuum of care that will serve residents and their families for years to come.”

Oftentimes, the independent living portion of a continuing care retirement community is different from the health care services side, including changes in interior design, amenities and feel of the space. However, at First Colonial Inn, all residents can experience the same sophisticated design with a seamless transition between levels of care. In this new neighborhood, residents will continue to enjoy inspiring artwork, cozy community areas, chef-prepared meals and serene courtyards.

Kisco Senior Living communities base their dedication to senior care around their program, “The Art of Living Well: The Six Dimensions of Wellness.” These six elements include physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social and vocational wellness. They focus on giving seniors a well-rounded foundation of care, and it is what sets their senior living communities apart from the rest.

“By offering a full continuum of care, we can accommodate every resident’s needs as they change over time. For example, a couple might start out living together in independent living, and at some point, one of them may start showing signs of dementia. In this case, one spouse could stay in independent living, while the other moves into an apartment home in memory care where they are cared for by a specialized memory care team in a safe and secure neighborhood,” said Jackson Cherry, executive director of First Colonial Inn. “At First Colonial Inn, we pride ourselves in providing an exceptional living experience regardless of a resident’s health care needs, and we endeavor to ensure those needs are comprehensively met, whatever they may be.”

The Kisco Senior Living development team, LS3P Architecture and Clancy and Theys Construction Company collaborated on the expansion to make certain all of the amenities and features vital for memory care residents will be ready for internal transfers to begin on March 15th. First Colonial Inn will celebrate the neighborhood’s grand opening on March 9th.

Revela at O’Fallon, A New Senior Living Community, Announces Grand Opening

O’FALLON, IL—Revela at O’Fallon, a senior living community located at 1022 East Wesley Dr. in O’Fallon, IL—off of Seven Hills Rd. and near the O’Fallon Public Safety Office and YMCA—will celebrate a grand opening event on October 18th, starting at 3 p.m. Central Time.

Residents, families and citizens of the surrounding communities are invited to enjoy a fall festival and ribbon cutting with face painting, a balloon artist, inflatables, great food and performances by the O’Fallon Township High School (OTHS) Drumline. Attendees will also be able to enter for a chance to be the lucky winner of a Caribbean cruise. Many local leaders and business representatives will be in attendance.

Revela at O’Fallon is a 92-unit, 89,000 square foot senior living community offering suites, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options at the independent living, assisted living and memory support care levels. The community was designed by St. Louis Design Alliance and built by Poettker Construction.

The management company, Premier Senior Living, is proud to provide lifestyles that are empowering, encouraging and engaging for our residents, family and staff. Our mission is to create communities that change minds about what senior living communities should be. We are determined as ever to cultivate a better way of living for all those that walk through our doors. Revela at O’Fallon looks forward to serving O’Fallon and the surrounding areas for years to come.

The Springs Living Names Tim Watson as Executive Director of New Happy Valley Community

HAPPY VALLEY, OR—Tim Watson has been appointed the executive director of The Springs at Happy Valley, a 210-unit senior living community with a modern farmhouse aesthetic that is set to open this autumn in Happy Valley, Oregon. As executive director, Watson will assemble the community team, hiring based on shared values that drive quality outcomes. He will direct all aspects of community operations, including resident experience, financial performance and culture building for the team.

“In addition to his proven leadership skills, Tim’s gracious personality and genuine warmth will help build relationships with residents and staff, which is critical to establishing our values-based culture as this community opens,” said Brenda Connelly, president of The Springs Living.

Watson most recently served as senior executive director of Dial Senior Living, where he oversaw all operations at the senior living community in Boulder, Colorado. Before establishing a career in the senior living profession, Watson served as director of choral activities at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, for 15 years—overseeing budgets, curriculum and strategic vision for the department. He also served as president of the Iowa Choral Directors Association. Watson has a Master of Arts from the University of South Dakota and a Bachelor of Arts from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.

Situated on a 6.95 acre site just 10 miles southeast of Portland, The Springs at Happy Valley was designed to meet the standards of the Fitwel Certification from the Center for Active Design—it’s the first senior living community to do so from the ground up. This certification validates that the community design optimizes health and wellness for staff and residents. The Springs at Happy Valley will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care services, featuring many high-end amenities, including an indoor pool and a movie theater. With a prime location at the corner of SE 172nd Ave. and Sunnyside Rd. in Happy Valley, Oregon, the community is conveniently located next to a variety of new shops and restaurants.

Anthology Senior Living Expanding to Washington State

DENVER, CO—Anthology Senior Living is excited to announce the development of its first independent living-focused senior living community in Edmonds, Washington. The community includes a total of 127 independent living residences, available in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations. Anthology is rapidly expanding across the United States—this project marks the sixth senior housing development that Anthology has started in the past 12 months.

Anthology of Edmonds, located in the established and affluent coastal town of Edmonds, Washington, will exclusively offer Anthology’s signature independent senior living. The 162,872 square foot six-story community will feature a modern and contemporary design, complete with high-quality finishes and underground parking.

The on-site amenities are designed to promote an engaging, active and social lifestyle and will include a salon and barbershop, multiple dining venues to enjoy gourmet meals, a fitness center, a theater, a central courtyard with barbecue grills and a bar/bistro. The community will also feature a sixth-floor terrace that opens from the theater.

“We’re proud to expand and bring this incredible new lifestyle option to seniors in the Seattle area—one that not only celebrates their social energy, but also their intellectual spirit, all in a beautiful and engaging atmosphere,” said Michael Berman, president of Anthology Senior Living.

Anthology of Edmonds will offer older adults a maintenance-free lifestyle coupled with a dynamic calendar of daily activities and events, an expansive variety of gourmet options offered by in-house chefs and sophisticated accommodations. Independent living at Anthology helps seniors continue their life story and feel confident in their next chapters of life.

Anthology Senior Living has partnered with Harrison Street (one of the leading investment management firms exclusively focused on alternative real assets) once again to develop Anthology of Edmonds. Anthology has worked closely with Harrison Street in the past to develop some of their most recent communities.

According to a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau, almost 15% of the Snohomish County population has already reached age 65 (or older)—and that percentage will continue to climb as baby boomers age. This community will provide more options and amenities, as well as meet the changing desires of the newest generation of seniors.

Anthology of Edmonds, located at 21200 72nd Ave. West, is expected to open late 2023.

State-Of-The-Art Senior Living Opens in Gainesville

TALLAHASSEE, FL—SRI Management LLC—in conjunction with ownership partners Sage Development and Bourne Financial Group—proudly unveiled Harper’s Station Gainesville, located on nearly eight acres of land just 40 miles from the nation’s capital. Encompassing 192 living options—from independent cottages and apartments to the best care options for assisted living and memory care—the new community meets a measurable market demand for senior living options in the vibrant suburban district. SRI Management—a company noted in the industry for its level of dedicated service, value and resident care—manages the new community.

“The new Harper’s Station Gainesville is the ideal locale for families seeking the absolute best in care for their loved ones,” said Chase Patel, president of Sage Development. “We’re proud to open another [one] of our upscale communities in this area. Gainesville is home to major shopping, dining and entertainment choices, plus wineries, historic battlefields, world-class PGA golf courses and the Conway Robinson State Forest. We’ve coupled the highest standards of senior living with an amazing destination to unveil Harper’s Station Gainesville.”

The impressive new community spans 244,000 square feet. In addition to the heated, indoor swimming pool and oversized balconies available on many units, amenities at Harper’s Station encompass SRI Management programming—including Artful Dining, a research-backed culinary concept designed to keep seniors engaged in the social and health benefits of proper nutrition. SRI Zestful Activities provide an abundance of options to keep residents physically and socially active, while the signature Heartful Care program creates comfort and security for residents in their new homes.

The opening of Harper’s Station Gainesville adds approximately 85 employment opportunities for local residents, infusing more than $2.5 million in annual salary and wages into the Prince William County region.