By Nick Gilbert
A topping out ceremony was celebrated in recognition of finishing the construction of the main buildings comprising common areas, a three-floor healthcare building and a six-floor residential building at The Terraces, the living community for elderly citizens at Bonita Springs, Florida.
The Terraces at Bonita Springs
The President of the SantaFe Senior Living, sponsor of the non-profit venture, Troy Hart stated that in The Terraces they are attempting to meet the requirements of senior citizens who want to lead independent and active lives by providing service, hospitality and attention to details that would aid them in their daily lives. Hart added that elder residents who want to live independent lives without leaning on their children give everyone a lesson in being self-dependent, while also giving them an opportunity to be part of the progressive ways in which the contemporary elders choose to live.
The completed venture would have the capacity to house 300 elders in 144 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. The occupants will have the option to choose from among many dining spots, including “white linen” dining, private event catering and a sky lounge on the roof atop the sixth floor of the structure. The activities at The Terrace will include lifestyle events, education classes, and fitness center with exercise guides. Additional facilities that will exist are concierge services, capacious swimming pool, water aerobics, masseuse and spa services and resistance training room.
The elder residents will also have access to on-site healthcare and 18 memory care, 40 proficient nursing and 48 assisted living suites. The Terraces, the 70 million dollar project, is scheduled to open in summer 2013 and is 80% reserved already.