New Independent Living Residence on St. John Campus Completes Continuum of Care
Lutheran SeniorLife is once again expanding its services for older adults with the addition of a new independent living apartment building on the St. John campus on Route 228 in Mars.
The 53-unit one- and two-bedroom apartment building will offer its residents a maintenance free lifestyle, and feature a dining room, multipurpose room, several areas for socialization and even underground parking for some units. Scheduled transportation services will provide access to local health care services, shopping, restaurants and churches in the surrounding areas of Mars Borough, and Adams and Cranberry Townships.
“Not only is an Independent Living residence a key element in the Continuing Care Retirement Community Certification, which has been awarded, but a variety of research studies have identified a need for new senior living apartments along the corridor between Cranberry and Route 8 in the Mars and surrounding areas,” said David Fenoglietto, president and CEO of Lutheran SeniorLife.
The target date for completion of the project is summer of 2013. Reservations are now being accepted.
Upon rental, residents of the new building become part of the Lutheran SeniorLife continuum of care, and thus have access to health-related services on campus including skilled nursing, assisted living, personal care and related services provided by St. John Specialty Care Center and RoseCrest Assisted Living. A variety of home health services will be provided by BeHome PartnersTM.
“This development will diversify the campus and bring Lutheran SeniorLife’s philosophy of Abundant LifeSMto another segment of our community,” said Donna Van Kirk, vice president of system development for Lutheran SeniorLife.
“Obviously, residents who desire this living option are the primary beneficiaries. Indirectly, family members who want to see parents, relatives and friends live independently benefit. The community as a whole benefits by having this living model in the community and, since these residents lead active lives, local business also benefit. Finally, the campus itself benefits by adding this option to its continuum,” Fenoglietto said.