$62 million Westminster Village expansion, renovation project helps residents ‘feel at home’ | Local News

The assisted living building also includes a dedicated entrance, a social center that includes an exercise area, dining rooms, large windows, a multipurpose room, a private dining room and card room that will open post-COVID, and an outdoor activity area that will be developed into a park over the next year, Nathan said.

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The new assisted living addition at Westminster Village is part of a $62 million expansion and renovation project.

Memory care is new to Westminster and that area will open before the end of the year, Nathan said. As with the assisted living apartments, the 12 memory care apartments include a more open floor plan and large bathrooms.

The hallway is configured as a loop for residents who like to stay in movement and includes tactile handrails, which people with dementia may find soothing. Off the dining room is a secure, outdoor space.

“This was the priority when we started this project,” Nathan said. “We wanted to add memory care to this campus and we wanted a new assisted living building.”

“This puts assisted living into the center of our campus, connected to Martin Health Center and to the common areas of Westminster Village,” she said. “We are a community. Putting assisted living at the center of the community made sense. This is a fulfillment of that dream.”

Renovating the existing assisted living rooms into independent living apartments began Oct. 5 and will be done in spring 2021, said Scott Fehr, project manager with P.J. Hoerr.

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