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New Community Will Change the Face of Senior Living

New Community Will Change the Face of Senior Living

Wellpoint Combines Hospitality and Healthcare for a New Experience

April 23, 2019- Huntsville, Ala. – Wellpoint Community at Hampton Cove has officially broken ground and phase one is projected to be complete by May 2020. Wellpoint will be the first senior living community of its kind developed with a proactive approach to wellness over illness, and personal connection over solitude.

Wellpoint will offer a new model for senior living designed to engage and interact rather than rest and react. Wellpoint plans to redefine the future of aging in its communities.

“We offer a lifestyle that couples hospitality and healthcare,” says Joseph McCarron, CEO of LifeCenters Communities representing the project sponsor and developer.  “It’s a planned environment that’s connected to the broader community by offering engaging programming for all age groups. We envision this as a place where people want to live; not simply that they are destined to spend their remaining years as so many other senior living communities are often structured.”

The master planned development will include a progressive integrative wellness center, a boutique hotel, and a residential campus which will include freestanding villas, townhomes and senior living. This new concept revolutionizes how local populations live, work, and play as they grow and age well together.

The first phase will be the senior center consisting of 114 independent living apartments, 50 Assisted Living Apartments and 26 Memory Care Suites.   Construction of the new 185,000 square foot senior living community has commenced and is projected to be complete in May 2020 bringing more than 100 new jobs to the local community and a $40MM economic impact.

Charter Senior Living, one of the nation’s leading senior living management firms, was selected as the new management team for the senior living component of this new community based on its past experience and success.

“The senior living industry thrives upon the unique and successful collaboration of like-minded partners striving for excellence in quality, care and innovation,” said Keven J. Bennema, CEO of Charter Senior Living. “We celebrate this partnership with the Wellpoint Community at Hampton Cove in providing the seniors and families in Huntsville with an exceptional and unprecedented senior living and memory care experience.”

Intergenerational engagement will be achieved in a variety of ways through specialized wellness programs, building a community infrastructure, and at the anchor of the community the VIA Center for Well-Being. The wellness center will offer a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, health, fitness, nutrition, and spa services designed to improve overall well-being.

The VIA Center is the only place of its kind to offer a coworking space and lifestyle education to promote health and happiness for all ages. The Enterprise Center- a coworking space located in the VIA Center for Wellbeing will be a community incubator where various generations can come together and learn from one another, advance technology and create opportunities. The Enterprise Center will also serve as a place of research through partnerships with the community, healthcare providers, biotech companies, local medical schools and universities. Hutchinson Consulting, the leading hospitality, marketing and recruiting firm based in St Louis, MO assisted in the creation of the new Wellpoint product and securing the strategic partners for VIA Center.

Wellpoint has partnered with nationally recognized medical and wellness providers to operate VIA Center. Residents will have access to primary care physicians rooted in functional medicine as well as specialists including nutritionists, chiropractors, and wellness coaches. Custom programs will be designed for each patient as the healthcare providers will work together to utilize alternative therapies such as cryotherapy, salt rooms, infrared saunas, and more. By taking an integrative healthcare approach along with functional medicine, the focus at Wellpoint is on longevity and meaningful, participatory golden years.

Situated on 20 acres in the picturesque mountain valley of Hampton Cove and adjacent to a Robert Trent Jones golf course in Huntsville, Alabama, Wellpoint at Hampton Cove will be the first of a series of planned communities in the United States. The planning stages have already begun for three additional communities in Tennessee, Florida and New England.

“Wellpoint Community at Hampton Cove will celebrate healthy living through a revolutionary concept that combines innovative wellness, learning, meaningful engagement with the wider community, new technology and most importantly, the freedom to choose what works for you,” added Bennema. “This integrated concept of wellness and living will lead to creating the best life for all of us, even as we age.”

Wellpoint is a partnership between LifeCenters Communities, LLC, Charter Senior Living, and the Hutchinson Group.

Visit www.liveatwellpoint.com to learn more

ABOUT LifeCenters Communities, LLC:

LifeCenters is a real estate development company with extensive executive and associate experience in the Senior Living, Spa, Hospitality and Coworking Industries. Our formative emphasis is on the emergence of Planned Wellness Communities anchored by the confluence of senior living, integrative medicine, boutique hospitality and residential neighborhood interests.  For more information, visit www.lifecenters.net.

ABOUT Charter Senior Living:

Based in Chicago, Ill., Charter Senior Living is a caring and compassionate leader within the senior living industry. Whether it’s a new development, expansion or repositioning of an existing community, Charter specializes in the growth of senior living communities with the depth and breadth of experience to handle the everyday details and nuances of developing, building and growing occupancy to capacity of a senior living community. Charter manages 13 senior living communities throughout the U.S., offering independent living, assisted living and memory care services, with an additional four senior living communities in development. A family-owned business with an executive team with more than 100 combined years in the senior housing industry, Charter Senior Living’s mission is to preserve the legacies of their resident with outstanding personal service and recognition of the dedication and commitment of its family of staff. For more information, visit www.charterseniorliving.com.

About Hutchinson Group:

About Hutchinson Consulting: For more than 25 years Hutchinson Consulting has been the hospitality industry’s leading executive search and recruiting firm, matching the best candidates with the finest resorts, spas, senior living and wellness centers.  In 2018, under new ownership, Hutchinson Consulting expanded their services to offer development, marketing and operations guidance to a wide variety of top brands. For more information visit www.hutchinsonconsulting.com.

ABOUT DMK Development Group:

DMK Development, based in Louisville, KY., is a regional leader in senior housing solutions, providing innovative planning, financing, design and construction services from idea to execution. DMK represents a valued resource associate having extensive expertise in both healthcare operations and building services, with over $1 billion in combined development experience. Leveraging such industry experience and recognition, DMK has become one of the fastest-growing senior housing developers in the nation.  For more information visit www.dmkdevelopment.com.

Renderings available upon request

Construction Updates – Week of 01/25/2019

Construction Updates – Week of 01/25/2019

Week of 01/25/2019

SCHEDULE UPDATE:  

Even though weather has not been cooperating, we have been able to level the area where the construction and marketing trailers will be set.  The construction entrance from the main street has also been installed.

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

PROJECTED CO: TBD

PROGRESS NOTES BY TRADE:

  1. Earthwork – Weather permitting, the construction and marketing trailers will be placed next week.  The excavators have staked the land and are ready to move dirt once the ground dries up from the heavy rains. They will be grading out the berm section as well.

Construction Photos 01/25/2019

LifeCenters Real Estate Development Firm Launches First-of-its-Kind  Integrated Wellness Community

LifeCenters Real Estate Development Firm Launches First-of-its-Kind Integrated Wellness Community

(Franklin, TN – November 28, 2018) – LifeCenters Communities, LLC announces the closing of the initial phase of Wellpoint at Hampton Cove located in Huntsville, Alabama.  The Project is being co-owned and co-developed with DMK Development Group, LLC of Louisville, KY and includes the development of a mixed use senior living center totaling 190 resident units.  These include independent living (114 units); assisted living (50 units); and memory care programming (26 units).

The senior living center capitalization totals nearly $40MM and includes development financing of approximately $28MM secured through Renasant Bank of Birmingham, AL.  Equity capital of nearly $12MM was sourced from a consortium of investors led by DMK Development Group with the formation of Hampton Cove Health Partners, LLC.  Construction development activities have commenced and are projected to be completed within eighteen (18) months.

The community master plan development led by LifeCenters extends to including a progressive wellness center; a residential village community; and a boutique hotel. “Our planned community prototype is uniquely responsive to emerging trends in senior living” cites Joseph McCarron, CEO of LifeCenters. “Our objective is to deliver a highly integrative community that remains connected to the broader community while fostering wellness through engaging lifestyle and service offerings – coupling hospitality with care”.

Leveraging “Best in Class” collaboration, LifeCenters has partnered with Charter Senior Living, LLC of Naperville, IL and Hutchison Consulting, LLC of St. Louis, MO. “Charter Senior Living’s mission and values align incredibly well with the elevated approach of Wellpoint at Hampton Cove, including high standards, a focus on living and loving life, and a personal care approach”, explained Keven Bennema, CEO of Charter Senior Living.  Hutchinson Consulting will lead recruitment as well as the program integration of hospitality and wellness services across the Wellpoint Community campus.  “As partners in the Wellpoint vision, Hutchinson Consulting will ensure the latest advances in wellness and the top talent in the industry are found at Hampton Cove, “said Michael Tompkins, Partner at Hutchinson Consulting. “My partners and I are thrilled to be part of such an innovative project.”

Situated on 20 acres in the picturesque mountain valley of Hampton Cove and adjacent to a Robert Trent Jones golf course, Wellpoint at Hampton Cove will be the first of a series of planned communities to be sponsored and developed by LifeCenters.

A successive Wellpoint Community project being sponsored and developed by LifeCenters is underway in Murfreesboro, TN with targets in other southeast regional markets.

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About LifeCenters Communities, LLC:

LifeCenters is a real estate development company with extensive executive and associate experience in the Senior Living, Spa and Hospitality Industries. Our formative emphasis is on the emergence of Planned Wellness Communities anchored by the confluence of senior living, integrative medicine, boutique hospitality and residential neighborhood interests. 

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