Master repositioning at Asbury Communities is a robust annual process that engages all key stakeholders. Ensuring that our campuses continue to be beautiful places that facilitate gathering with friends, enjoying some solitude, and healing after a health incident is key to remaining a leader in our markets. In the past five years, Asbury has invested millions of dollars in projects across our organization – a few of those are highlighted below.
In Spring 2019, construction began on the Dr. Robert and Marilyn Bernhard Aquatic Center at Springhill in Erie, Pa. This investment furthers Springhill’s commitment to be the premier wellness resource for older adults in our region.
The salt water therapy and exercise pool will provide new wellness opportunities for current and future residents, positively impacting overall health and quality of life. Plans call for the Aquatic Center to be followed by a Courtyard Recreation Area that will include a bocce court, horseshoe pit, shuffleboard court, putting green, chipping area and sand bunker.
The Center is the second phase of a multi-year lifestyle enhancement journey at Erie’s first continuing care retirement community that began with a new Community Lounge, Bar, Fitness Center, and Chapel.
First came the Rife Center, adding a beautiful new meeting and special events space for Bethany Village residents located on the community’s east campus. Next on the menu of this two-phase campus repositioning project are a new bistro and lounge, which will turn a space built in the 1960s into a beautiful, contemporary gathering places.
When complete, the Bistro will serve stone hearth pizza, flatbreads, and made-to-order fresh fare, along with baked goods. It joins the casual Collegiate Café and Spring Field’s Restaurant on Bethany Village’s west campus.
Residents can grab something from the self-serve coffee bar and settle into a comfy chair in front of the fireplace or watch the big game with friends on the large-screen TV. The Bistro and Lounge will also include a bar serving wine, beer, and cocktails.
In 2015, Asbury Methodist Village completed several major enhancements to its residential living and health care spaces that have transformed services and events. The Blue Note Bistro project turned an under-utilized space outside of a dining venue into a gorgeous bar and pub, complete with space for musical performances and small events. Named by Asbury residents, this casually elegant space quickly became one of the most popular spots on campus.
The renovation of Wilson Health Care Center’s transitional care and therapy space included family meeting areas and resident lounges, a café with fireplace, along with expanded private suites and physical and occupational therapy rooms. The efforts, led by THW Design, earned a Asbury a 2106 International Design Award for its style and substance.