Senior living facility construction underway

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FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The construction of a mixed use senior living facility was recently announced in south Forsyth County.

Atlanta-based developer Aspire Development Partners and the Arbor Company, a senior living management company also based in Atlanta, announced that construction is underway at a unique and cutting edge assisted living and memory care community.

Aspire has partnered with the Arbor Company to manage and market the community.

The Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek project is expected to add nearly 300 new operational and construction jobs to the area.

In December, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce estimated the project would generate $20 million in economic development to the area.

“With our community’s growth and strong emphasis on the health care industry, a new senior living community is a benefit to the area,” said Jason Mock, director of the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County and Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce director of small business services.

The community is being constructed by Choate Construction and is set to open in late summer 2015.

The site for the community is located on Peachtree Parkway near the entrance to Laurel Springs Golf and Country Club.

Construction financing was provided by State Bank and LFW Investments, of real estate investor Leo F. Wells.

The location offers access to major highways, shopping, retail, health care and other services important to senior residents, said David R. Hink, managing partner for Aspire. Two major medical centers, Emory of Johns Creek and Northside Hospital-Forsyth, are within a few miles of the community.

“We are very excited about bringing this quality of senior living to Forsyth County, especially considering the exceptional growth and development in the area,” Hink said. “As a local resident I have seen the population grow in size and age, and the need for a new approach to senior care is overwhelming.”

The community will include 100 residential suites with 30 units dedicated as a state-of-the-art memory care neighborhood.

All residents will have access to around-the-clock care as well as on-site rehabilitation and medication and diabetic management, all within a residential setting.

The two companies have experience in the senior living market.

Aspire Development Partners has developed senior living properties in Georgia including the Dogwood Forest assisted living properties and the Marshes of Skidaway CCRC.

The Arbor Terrace of Johns Creek, which will mark the seventh Arbor Terrace facility in Georgia, will offer amenities such as an activity center, beauty salon, spa, bistro and a fitness center.

Residents will have access to interactive games and participate in activities designed to entertain and sharpen mental acuity. The community campus includes an enclosed courtyard with walking paths, fountains and patios that will provide a serene and welcoming environment for residents and families alike. Inside the building will be the latest in technology, including wireless emergency call systems with monitoring devices in each room to ensure resident safety.

Judd Harper, Arbor Company president, said unique features will include the company’s innovative “GEM level” care that assesses cognitive and social needs and tailors individual programs of care, customized dining services, wellness programs and a secure and safe building.

“Our goal is to focus on high quality, compassionate care and the most progressive approaches to senior living,” said Harper.

Call 770-884-4942 for more information or visit www.aspire-development.com, or visit Arbor Company at www.arborcompany.com.

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