Southminster designed its $120 million expansion to change the way people in the Charlotte area view the stages of their lives once careers and raising children no longer drive their decisions. Based on the excitement that followed their expansion announcement, there is a great deal of pent-up demand for exceptional retirement living and new options for people who need nursing, assisted living or home care.
“When we were in the early planning stages for our expansion, we often asked ourselves the question, ‘What is this great influx of baby boomers going to desire and what must we do to best position ourselves for their coming over the next 20 years?” said Stewart Wiley, Director of Sales and Marketing at Southminster. “The last year has proved that we were clearly onto something extraordinary.” New living options in Southminster Terraces Phase 1 pre-sold at a much faster pace than anyone anticipated, selling out ahead of this year’s opening later this spring. Now, even before residents have had time to move into their new homes in Terraces I, Southminster Terraces Phase 2 has nearly sold out, eighteen months ahead of the project’s completion.
Even more extraordinary, this award-winning life plan community has begun construction of the Southminster Center for Care, which completes a unique plan designed to integrate all levels of care. Instead of following the typical long-term care model, the Southminster Center for Care reflects a strong dedication to thoughtfully and intentionally creating spaces that look like home, function like home, while ensuring each resident’s freedom and privacy. As an early-adopter of a small-house model of long-term care, Southminster is building an opportunity for connections – for residents to connect with one another and for loved ones to stay linked under one roof.
Southminster Center for Care residents will enjoy open and inviting small neighborhoods with engaging activity areas designed to encourage socialization and participation for those facing health challenges. The new design will ensure that residents and families always remain central to decision-making regarding care.
“Southminster’s approach has evolved to meet the expectations of a quickly growing senior population,” Wiley said. “Our new small house model of care, inviting new community spaces, resident art gallery, and beautifully sculpted courtyards all show our focused commitment to creating a place for everyone to age with dignity while enjoying a high quality of life.” Both the Terraces Phase II and the Southminster Center for Care are scheduled to open in late summer 2020