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  1. Solvere Living Appoints Two Senior Staff

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    Jack McCarthy and Jamie Holiefield Bring Decades of Experience

    Solvere Living has expanded its senior staff to support its continued growth and new contracts. The operations division of St. Petersburg, Florida-based Solutions Advisors Group (SAG), Solvere Living has appointed Jack McCarthy as Executive Vice President and Jamie Holiefield as Vice President of the Eastern Region, both bringing decades of experience in senior living. Working in the industry for 23 years, McCarthy is responsible for leading efforts to strategically grow the Solvere Living operating platform to balance third party management, as well as to oversee equity earn-in and acquisition opportunities. He leads the process for identifying and fully vetting potential acquisitions of senior housing properties, as well as uncovering, negotiating and closing strategic equity and debt partnerships. McCarthy is also in charge of assembling a Solvere Living Board of Directors, as well as participating in the executive and leadership teams for Solutions Advisors Group. He is based in the St. Petersburg office.

    McCarthy served as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Operating Officer for Benchmark Assisted Living from 2000 to 2010. He led company growth from a start-up to 44 communities in seven states, and developed a sales and operating team that became among the most innovative, effective and successful in the industry. In 2010 he founded Revenue Leverage, LLC, a senior housing consulting firm focusing on working with owners and investors to diagnosis and correct underperforming assets. In 2014 he served as Senior Vice President of Senior Housing Real Estate for WMD Asset Management, LLC.

    McCarthy has been an Executive Committee Board Member of Massachusetts Argentum, which is the state affiliate of national Argentum; an Executive Roundtable member of Argentum; national speaker at ASHA, NIC and Argentum; moderator and trainer for Massachusetts Argentum and National Argentum and on the faculty for The Erickson School for Senior Housing Operations at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He resides in Holliston, Massachusetts.

    Jamie Holiefield brings more than 22 years of sales and operations experience in the senior living and healthcare industries and has managed both new development projects as well as acquisitions. She oversees and directs all operating components of Solvere Living-managed communities in the Eastern Region and is responsible for managing team members, budget, occupancy, regulatory compliance and client satisfaction. Holiefield most recently served as Regional Director of Operations for Harbor Retirement Associates and previously worked in various community and corporate roles, including Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Business Development and Acute Regional Facility Administrator for DaVita, Inc. From 2003 to 2007 she was Senior Executive Director for Benchmark Assisted Living and Senior Living Residences. Holiefield has won multiple awards, including Benchmark’s coveted Chairman’s Cup award for overall financial performance, customer and associate satisfaction and quality of care. She also received the HHHunt Spirit of Assisted Living Award for outstanding attitude and customer service. In addition, Holiefield has served on the Board of Directors for the Florida Senior Living Association and has facilitated multiple leadership training experiences across the eastern United States. Holiefield is also based in the St. Petersburg office and resides in Oviedo, Florida.

    “We are very pleased and excited to have two of the best and brightest in the senior living industry now on our Solutions Advisors Group team,” said SAG CEO and President Kristin Ward. “Their experience, in-depth knowledge and commitment will help us better serve our clients, associates and ultimately community residents as we continue to expand.”

    Solvere Living has recently been contracted to operate six additional senior living communities, an under-construction community in Tampa, Florida, an existing community in Baltimore, Maryland and four existing communities in Texas. The division currently operates 12 communities in seven states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma.

  2. The Brielle at Seaview Hosts Family Options Resource Event

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    Open to Public Event Covered by Spectrum News NY1

    The Brielle at Seaview, located in Staten Island, New York, held a Family Options Resource Event on Friday. In partnership with the Huguenot Park Library, more than 20 vendors attended.

    In addition to assisted living and memory care services, The Brielle provides the option for older adults to receive support and continue to live with their adult child with special needs.

    Learn more about this event by watching highlights from Spectrum News NY1.

  3. Solvere to Manage Community Under Construction in Virginia

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    Solvere Living and Aspire at Carriage Hill were featured in Senior Housing News’ “In the Pipeline:

    “Solvere Living will manage Aspire at Carriage Hill, a $31.6 million independent living community under construction in Henrico, Virginia.

    The 148 one- and two-bedroom rental community will have amenities such as an indoor pool, salon and spa, fitness center, patio, gazebo, outdoor dining area with a fire pit, business center and Wi-Fi lounge, bistro, a full service bar and a dining room.

    Bonaventure Realty Group is the community’s developer and owner, and J. Price Architecture is designing it.  If all goes according to plan, Aspire at Carriage Hill will open in May, 2019.”

    Read the Full Article Here

  4. Construction is Underway on a New $31.6 Million Senior Living Community in Henrico

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    “Construction is underway on a new $31.6 million residential community for adults 55 and older in Henrico County.

    Aspire at Carriage Hill, at 5020 Sulky Drive, is adjacent to the existing Carriage Hill apartment complex off Glenside Drive, also a 55-and-older independent living community.

    The new four-story, 177,000-square-foot Aspire building will feature 148 one- and two-bedroom apartments and is slated to open in May.

    “This is independent living,” said Mike Brindley, a vice president at Princeton, N.J.-based Solvere Living, Aspire’s management company. “This is about people having the lifestyle they want without having some of the maintenance they’re doing at their own home.”

    The leasing office for the future Aspire apartments is now open, with units priced starting around $2,500 per month, which includes cable and utilities except for telephone; concierge and security services; and weekly housekeeping.

    The owner and developer for Aspire is Arlington-based Bonaventure Realty Group, the property management firm that owns and manages the existing Carriage Hill apartment community.

    Brindley said he hopes the apartments will attract younger 55-and-older adults who are active in the community and will take advantage of the building’s offerings. On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a salon and spa, a fitness center and an outdoor dining area.

    “It’s all going to be conducive to keeping [residents on-site], but really we want to promote getting out … and doing what they always do and having purpose,” Brindley said.

    Residents also will have access to existing Carriage Hill apartment amenities, including an outdoor pool and a full service bar and dining room. The existing Carriage Hill complex has 664 apartment units, with one-, two- or three-bedroom floor plans.

    “We are providing residents with an environment of engaging programs and events, along with the best in quality of life and services,” Kristin Kutac Ward, president and CEO of Solvere, said in a statement. “The location also provides easy access to Richmond’s plethora of historical, cultural and entertainment attractions, as well as its shopping venues and colorful riverfront scene.”

    Solvere is part of a senior living management and marketing company Solutions Advisors Group. Solvere manages 14 communities in eight states, including Verena at the Reserve and Verena at the Glen, in Henrico, with others under development.”

    Source: https://www.richmond.com/business/local/construction-is-underway-on-a-new-million-senior-living-community/article_3512ac2c-1080-515d-8e4f-f5ec25b2295a.html

  5. Memory Care Residents to Paint Wall Mural as Part of Art Therapy Program

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    Updated August 9, 2018: Check out the news coverage from 6abc Action News below.


    Hamilton Township, NJ, July 29, 2018: To celebrate their home and a nearby attraction, Homestead at Hamilton memory care residents on August 4th through August 7th will be putting brush to wall in a colorful creation of Sayen Gardens. Helping promote the enjoyment and cognitive benefits of art for people with dementia, residents will be joined by their families, staff and an art instructor, as well as the community’s assisted living and independent living residents. The mural will be painted in Homestead’s memory care Valeo™ Neighborhood on the first floor. The media is invited, with Monday, August 6th, providing the best feature/photo opportunity.

    Completed in late 2017, the $59.1 million Homestead at Hamilton has 96 independent living apartments, 75 assisted living apartments and 24 memory care apartments. The community is managed by Solvere Living, with offices in Princeton, New Jersey, Richmond, Virginia, and St. Petersburg, Florida. The mural painting project is part of Solvere’s signature proprietary wellness philosophy program Valeo and its Create and Compose tenet. Latin for “to thrive,” Valeo focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents’ social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being. The program supports residents and families in achieving successful aging goals. Create and Compose capitalizes on the therapeutic benefits that art and music offer.

    “Art is a motivational and enjoyable experience that draws participants’ focus away from daily concerns and takes them on a journey of self-expression,” said Homestead’s General Manager Andy Fritz. “The mural will help them to relive fond memories and foster their own creative processes. Sayen Gardens were purposefully chosen to be something representative of the area since most of the residents are from this region. We look forward to four days of fun and artistic engagement. We also have art studios on-site to let residents continue their artistic interests anytime they wish.”

    The media is invited to attend the mural painting project, which will be held Saturday, August 4th, through Tuesday, August 7th, from 9:30 – 11:30 am and from 1:30 – 3:30 pm, with Monday, August 6th, offering the best feature/photo opportunity. Homestead at Hamilton is located at 2560 Kuser Road, Hamilton Township, NJ 08691. The media should contact Scott McCaskey at Goldman & Associates Public Relations: scott@goldmanandassociates.com or 757-625-2518, ext. 3 to attend the event. The on-site contact is Homestead General Manager Andy Fritz at 609-438-9900 or on his cell at 856-448-5133.

    A professional art instructor will be on-site to facilitate the mural. Colleen Koziara is CEO of Beyond Bingo, Inc., and the mural painting is a continuing part of her work as the Corporate Programming Consultant for Solvere Living and its Valeo program. Murals To Remember™ belongs to Beyond Bingo, Inc., and is specifically designed, facilitated and created by and for seniors with the support and assistance of their families and community staff. The program aids in reminiscence, social engagement and the overall health and well-being of seniors challenged with advanced dementia related diseases, specifically for those living in the Valeo Neighborhood.

    “Older adults, particularly those with cognitive and memory impairments, receive many personal and rewarding health and quality of life benefits from participating in art, music and other creative avenues,” Fritz said. “It is another way we acknowledge and honor the legacy of each of the residents by assisting them to create something reminiscent of who they are and what is familiar to them.”

    The state-of-the-art, four-story Homestead at Hamilton is located on a 24-acre site in historic Hamilton Township and designed for maximum living space and natural light. Amenities and services include multiple casual and fine dining venues, two art studios, performing arts center, theater, libraries, fitness gym and studio, salon, concierge, transportation and sundry shop. Since opening, the community has created nearly 450 direct and indirect area jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $3 million.

    Through its team of professionals in nursing and wellness, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Living currently manages 14 communities with three under development in eight states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma.

  6. Aspire at Carriage Hill Sales Office Open in Henrico, Virginia

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    To better serve the growing senior living demand in the Richmond, Virginia metro area, a new state-of-the-art independent living community is under construction and the Rental Center is open. The $31.6 million Aspire at Carriage Hill will provide high-end inspired retirement living in a resort-style setting, featuring an abundance of rich amenities and full services in a vibrant and active environment.

    Located at 5020 Sulky Drive, Henrico, VA 23228, the 177,810 square-foot multi-story community will provide 148 one- and two-bedroom monthly rental apartments and is slated to open May 2019. Aspire is operated by Solvere Living, which has offices in Richmond, Princeton, New Jersey and St. Petersburg, Florida. Among the on-site amenities are an indoor pool, salon and spa, fitness center, patio, gazebo, outdoor dining with fire pit and much more. Aspire also provides residents with access to the adjacent gated 55+ Carriage Hill apartments and its many amenities and services. Included are a resort style outdoor pool, grand room, business center and Wi-Fi lounge, bistro, full service bar and dining room. Finely landscaped grounds feature bocce ball, shuffle board, pickle ball, Koi pond, Hound Hill Pet Park and a car wash station.

    “We are very excited about managing the exceptional Aspire at Carriage Hill and bringing its luxurious, inspiring and resort-style atmosphere to the Richmond area,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, President and CEO of Solvere Living. “We are providing residents with an environment of engaging programs and events, along with the best in quality of life and services. The location also provides easy access to Richmond’s plethora of historical, cultural and entertainment attractions, as well as its shopping venues and colorful riverfront scene.”

    In addition to a variety of entertainment, education and wellness events and programs, Aspire will also provide Solvere Living’s proprietary wellness philosophy Salus™. Latin for well-being, Salus is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connections.

    “Our Salus program is designed for more successful and healthier aging and helps people sustain their physical, intellectual and social abilities into their ‘90s and beyond,” Ward said.

    Some of the many services include concierge, around the clock security, emergency response system in each apartment, weekly housekeeping, maintenance, scheduled transportation, snow and trash removal, cable and all utilities except telephone. There is also all-day dining, weekday continental breakfast and Sunday brunch.

    Aspire at Carriage Hill is located at 5020 Sulky Drive, Henrico, Virginia 23228 with the nearby Rental Center at 7000 Coachman Lane #104. Hours are from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, with inquiries welcome and deposits being taken. The on-site contact is General Manager Madison Cummings at 804-286-1133.

    Aspire at Carriage Hill is expected to create more than 35 full-time positions in the immediate future. The owner/developer of the community is Arlington, Virginia-based Bonaventure Realty Group. Founded in 1999 by Dwight Duncan III, Bonaventure holds a full suite of multifamily property management and investment capabilities with a portfolio of apartment homes in two states and 22 communities. The architectural firm is J. Price Architecture, Inc., based in Liberty, Missouri. Founded by Jeffrey C. Price in 1999, the full-service company has an extensive and diverse portfolio of commercial development projects throughout the Midwest and East Coast in a 20-state area.

    “Bonaventure was founded on a simple concept, our success is not as much about properties as it is about people,” said Bonaventure CEO Dwight Duncan III. “Solvere places their focus on the resident and associate experience and keeps this at the forefront of every choice and decision they make. The driving force of each of our conversations has been about how to create an extraordinary experience for our residents. This shared value cemented our partnership, and we are thrilled that Aspire is the first of many future projects with Solvere.”

    Through its team of professionals in nursing and wellness, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Living currently manages 14 communities with three under development in eight states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma.

    The media contact for more information about Aspire at Carriage Hill and Solvere Living is Scott McCaskey of Goldman & Associates Public Relations at: scott@goldmanandassociates.com or 757-625-2518, ext. 3.

    Visit Aspire at Carriage Hill at https://aspireatcarriagehill.com/.

  7. Solvere Living Certified as a Great Place to Work

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    Great Place to Work Institute has honored Solvere Living with certification as a Great Place to Work. Great Place to Work, an independent research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of our team members’ experiences on the job like employee pride in the organization’s community impact and feeling that their work has special meaning.

    This review is based on 247 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.84. It was published on Jun 20, 2018.

    WHAT THEY DO

    We asked Solvere Living what they do and here’s what they had to say.

    Creating value-driven, innovative solutions for our senior living partners. Executing on this mission by bringing a standard of excellence to communities; recruitment/development of staff; developing clinical programs/systems; ensuring resident satisfaction through superior hospitality and care services; to financial oversight/management. Living our vision statement: Inspiring people to realize their full potential.

     

    HOW TO GET HIRED

    We asked Solvere Living for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here’s what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    Passionate for senior service. Flexible and adaptable. High energy. Friendly. Emulate our core values: integrity, transparency, loyalty, and entrepreneurship.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Present well and show passion for the industry. Tell us about us – meaning they have researched Solvere and their community of interest. Ask intuitive questions.

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    Caregivers – CNAs, Medical Technicians. Also, current and future leaders are wanted! We offer a general manager in training program and provide growth opportunities in various forms.

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    Review the Solvere website, as well as the community website they may have interest in and apply through the career link.

     

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  8. From Organic Farm to Senior Living Community’s Tables

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    Tessera of Brandon Partnering with Local Growers

    Program to Kick Off with Open to the Public Farmers Market

    Dozens of varieties of local fresh fruits and vegetables are on the menu at the newly opened Tessera of Brandon assisted living and memory care community in Brandon. Through a unique partnership created by the community’s management firm, Solvere Living, mostly organic products from at least six area family farms and vendors will be regularly delivered to the community so residents can enjoy fresh and local dishes year-round.

    To kick off this one of a kind program, the state of the art $28 million 107,000 square-foot multi-story community in Brandon, Florida, will host its first of many open to the public farmers markets. The inaugural Tessera of Brandon Tasting and Farmers Market will be held on Thursday, July 26th. Vendors will have tents and tables with sample products as well as those for purchase, with several growers also providing tutorial presentations. Tessera’s Chef Jerome Menard and his culinary team will feature partners’ ingredients in a farm-to-fork cooking demonstration and tasting from the community’s always-available menu. The center of the activities will be under a canopy of tents in Tessera’s main courtyard cooled by a system of fans, as well as in adjacent patios and surrounding grounds. There will also be live musical entertainment.

    “We are very pleased to provide residents with the freshest and best produce available and at the same time support local farms and other area vendors,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, president and CEO of St. Petersburg, Florida-based Solvere Living. “Our first farmers market will be a great introduction to a new program that will serve both the residents and the community at large.”

    Partnership farms and vendors taking part in the Farmers Market include: Tampa’s Sweetwater Organic Community Farm; Ybor City’s Brisk Coffee; Tampa’s Just Hydrate; St. Petersburg’s Working Cow Homemade; Riverview’s Wolfs Produce and Brandon’s Bloomingdale Florist. Sweetwater will showcase its wide range of herbs and also give a demonstration of Goat Yoga.  Brisk Coffee, in addition to a lineup their blends and new Fair Trade line, will host coffee roasting classes. Just Hydrate will feature a selection of their juices including Tessera Hibiscus, named after the community’s Hibiscus Salon. Ice cream, sherbets and dog-friendly treats will be offered by Working Cow Homemade, and Tessera’s fruit vendor Wolfe’s Produce will share a broad range of seasonal fruits. Bloomingdale Florist will display an assortment of floral arrangements along with a tutorial.

    “We look forward to our literally growing relationship with Tessera of Brandon and are excited about having our organic products on their menus every day,” said Sweetwater Executive Director Yvette Rouse. “We are very proud to provide the freshest possible organic vegetables and herbs to the greater Tampa Bay area and now to Tessera. Serving all community members to come together to learn to grow and enjoy fresh organic food, acquire sustainable living skills, support local agriculture and make new friends are all high priorities for us.”

    The Tessera of Brandon Tasting and Farmers Market will be held from 4-7 pm on Thursday, July 26th, at Tessera of Brandon at 1320 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, Florida 33511. Admission is free, pets are welcome and tours of the community will be provided. Space is limited; please call 813-906-1210 to make reservations.


    About Tessera of Brandon

    Tessera of Brandon offers 89 one- and two-bedroom assisted living apartments and 49 memory care suites in a variety of floor plans. The entire property inside and out has Wi-Fi and mobile medical technology, designed for the next generation of seniors and their families. Some of the many modern features are abundant natural light through gracious community spaces with floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceiling lobby, beautifully landscaped courtyards and walking paths, gazebo, fire pit and a dog park.

    At the heart of their management services are Solvere Living’s proprietary wellness philosophies Salus™ and Valeo™. Salus (Latin for “well-being”) is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connection. Valeo (Latin for “to thrive”) focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents’ social, intellectual, spiritual, and physical well-being. The Valeo neighborhood provides around-the-clock monitoring and support, with beautiful courtyards and wellness program specifically designed to stimulate those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other related memory impairments.

    Through its team of professionals in nursing and wellness, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Living currently manages 15 communities with three under development in nine states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma.

  9. Solvere to Operate $21M Community Under Development in Fredericksburg, Texas

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    “FREDERICKSBURG, Texas — Solvere Living has been selected to operate Villages of Windcrest, an assisted living and memory care community currently under construction in Fredericksburg, approximately 75 miles west of Austin.

    The community is scheduled to open in November. Offering 60 assisted living units and 24 memory care suites, development costs were estimated at $21 million.

    The owner, developer and builder of the Villages of Windcrest is Dallas, Texas-based Bridgeview Realty Capital LLC. The architectural firm is REES.

    In a separate deal, Solvere was also selected to take over management of Grand Tapestry at Quail Springs, an existing active adult community in Oklahoma City. Grand Tapestry is owned by a limited partnership between a private developer and private equity firm.

    Following the new contracts, Solvere now manages 15 opened communities and three under development in Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma.”

    Source: http://www.seniorshousingbusiness.com/the-latest-news/solvere-to-operate-21m-community-under-development-in-fredericksburg-texas

  10. Event at The Brielle to Focus on Successful Aging

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    Staten Island, New York – The Brielle at Seaview, a Staten Island assisted living community located on Friendship Lane, adjacent to the Greenbelt, is hosting a Successful Aging event Sunday, June 24, to draw attention to the community’s focus on wellness and healthy aging.

    Beginning at noon, the public is invited to The Brielle campus to enjoy specially prepared foods, educational sessions, exercise classes and festivities for all ages, designed to demonstrate the community’s commitment to wellness and successful aging.

    Constructed in 2015, The Brielle at Seaview is a fresh, modern community designed to support residents’ well-being on one of the few natural spaces left on Staten Island. The Brielle offers assisted living and memory care in an intimate setting that’s welcoming to visitors and families with convenient access to public transportation and plentiful free parking.

    In addition to heart and brain healthy foods, the Successful Aging event will feature classes on achieving emotional health and healing through music, a focus on the seven Chakras, believed to provide exactly the right amount of energy to every part of your body, mind and spirit, Zumba classes, fall prevention seminars and blood pressure screenings. Visitors will be able to tour the community’s many amenities including the pub and country kitchen, library, movie room and fully-equipped therapy gym.

    For more information please call 929-236-9556.

  11. New Senior Living Community Coming to Fredericksburg

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    The Villages of Windcrest Sales Office Open

    A new state-of-the-art senior living community is under construction and slated to open in Fredericksburg, Texas, during November of 2018. The $21,000,000 million Villages of Windcrest is located at 702 W. Windcrest Street and will provide 60 assisted living apartments and 24 private memory care suites.

    Managed by Solvere Living, the 73,000 square-foot, multi-story community will feature a broad array of amenities, services and programs. Among the many attributes are Wi-Fi throughout, three restaurants, theater, fitness center, salon, spa, library and business center. Windcrest will also provide Solvere’s proprietary wellness philosophies Salus™ and Valeo™. Salus (Latin for “well-being”) is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve his or her personal goals through engagement and connection. Valeo (Latin for “to thrive”) focuses specifically on wellness initiatives for those with memory impairments and incorporates components that examine residents’ social, intellectual, spiritual and physical well-being.

    “We are very excited about coming to Fredericksburg to manage the exceptional Villages of Windcrest,” said Kristin Kutac Ward, President and CEO of Solvere Living. “We look forward to providing residents with an environment of inspiring classes, programs and events, a vibrant engaging quality of life and the best in care. At the heart of our services are the Salus and Valeo programs, which are designed for successful aging by touching every aspect of residents’ lives and keeping them feeling engaged, honored and fulfilled.”

    The Windcrest sales office is open on-site from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, with inquiries welcome and deposits being taken. Contacts are General Manager Valoree Ham and Director of Community Relations Daryl Ann Torrico at 830-856-2450.

    The owner, developer and builder of The Villages of Windcrest is Dallas, Texas-based Bridgeview Realty Capital, LLC. Established by John Lanier in 2011, the firm brings decades of experience in the development and financing of commercial, office, industrial, retail, multi-family and senior living communities. Lanier, who has developed and financed commercial real estate for more than 40 years, has exclusively devoted his company to senior housing and health care properties since 1993. The architectural firm is REES, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Dallas, Texas.

    “We are especially grateful to Solvere Living for their professionalism and capabilities as we open this first class residential community,” Lanier said.

    Other amenities and services at Windcrest include a private dining room, courtyards, outdoor patios, central balcony, dog park, concierge services, 24-hour security, emergency response system in each apartment and 24-hour health monitoring. The Valeo neighborhood provides around-the-clock monitoring and support, beautiful courtyards and a wellness program specifically designed to stimulate those with dementia, Alzheimer’s and other related memory impairments. There are also housekeeping, personal laundry and landscaping services, as well as scheduled transportation, maintenance and repairs. Numerous social, educational and spiritual programs complement the energetic and informed lifestyle at the community.

    Through its team of professionals in nursing and wellness, finance, operations and marketing, Solvere Senior Living currently manages 15 communities with three under development in nine states, including Florida, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan and Oklahoma.

  12. Resident Mural at Florida Community Featured on FOX 13 News

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    Tampa Bay’s WTVT-TV/DT FOX 13 News visited Solvere-managed community Tessera of Brandon last week to explore how painting can be therapeutic for those suffering from memory loss. The mural project is part of one of the many Signature Programs offered at the community. Residents and family, as well as Tessera team members, participated in the creation of a mural of the historic Henry B. Plant Museum in Florida. To watch the full TV segment, click here, or read the article below:

    “An assisted living facility in Hillsborough County is exploring the possibility of painting as a way to help patients suffering from memory loss.

    Residents at Tessera of Brandon helped paint a mural of the historic Henry B. Plant Museum at the University of Tampa.

    The residents worked under the watchful eyes of a professional art instructor and memory care specialists at the facility.

    Resident Lois Aszman said the experience was “calming.”

    Memory care specialists are using the art project to help the residents remember the feelings that creating art gives them.

    Aszman said, “It’s an amazing thing to walk up to a mural on a wall and realize you did those flowers, you did those plants, you were part of that.”

    In the future, residents will be able to walk by the completed mural and hopefully remember the fun they had contributing to it.

    “Anything like this is what helps keep the brain active. If you have any problems or troubles, you kind of forget,” said Aszman.”

    Source: http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/mural-painting-used-as-therapy-for-memory-loss-patients