New re­tire­ment com­mu­nity planned

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CENTREVILLE — Eden­ton Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity is ex­cited to an­nounce it will be open­ing a new res­i­den­tial rental com­mu­nity in Centreville, in the fall of 2018.

The new fa­cil­ity will in­clude a 60-unit as­sisted liv­ing and mem­ory care fa­cil­ity, with plans for a fu­ture ex­pan­sion that could in­clude in­de­pen­dent liv­ing apart­ments for 55+ res­i­dents, or ad­di­tional as­sisted liv­ing space de­pend­ing on the com­mu­nity’s need.

Eden­ton’s Centreville lo­ca­tion will pro­vide as­sisted liv­ing li­censed nurs­ing care, meals, ac­tiv­i­ties, trans­porta­tion and more for res­i­dents in Queen Anne’s County. Plans are also in place to in­clude a civic cen­ter for lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers to use for groups, meet­ings or other gath­er­ings.

“We have been ac­tively look­ing for our next ex­pan­sion op­por­tu­nity, and this new com­mu­nity in Centreville is just the right fit,” said RaeAnn But­ler, pres­i­dent/ ad­min­is­tra­tor of Eden­ton Re­tire­ment Com­mu­nity. “Both the Centreville com­mu­nity lead­ers and Eden­ton’s di­rec­tors want this project to move for­ward. That part­ner­ship is what will help make it suc­cess­ful.”

The need for an as­sisted liv­ing fa­cil­ity was de­ter­mined in the town of Centreville’s Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Plan in Septem­ber 2015. The plan out­lines the needs of the com­mu­nity and states that Centreville has a high pop­u­la­tion of re­tire­ment-age in­di­vid­u­als, show­ing a need for a re­tire­ment com­mu­nity. Ad­di­tion­ally, a study pre­pared by Real Prop­erty Re­search Group found that the town of Centreville could com­fort­ably sup­port the devel­op­ment of a pri­vate pay as­sisted liv­ing com­mu­nity. The new fa­cil­ity will also bring much-needed jobs to the area.

“The eco­nomic devel­op­ment plan adopted by the town rec­og­nizes con­tin­u­ing care liv­ing and med­i­cal ser­vices as a way to cre­ate jobs in the town,” said Kathy Ma­gruder, Centreville Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment Au­thor­ity chair­man. “This project is a com­ple­ment to the com­mu­nity’s de­mo­graphic and will en­able res­i­dents to age in place in our com­mu­nity, near friends and fam­ily, when they most need as­sis­tance.”

Eden­ton has also been work­ing closely with the Queen Anne’s County Cham­ber of Com­merce to meet the needs of the busi­ness com­mu­nity. Cham­ber Pres­i­dent Linda Fri­day said the Cham­ber is ex­cited to have a busi­ness with such a su­pe­rior rep­u­ta­tion in this in­dus­try join the com­mu­nity and that she’s look­ing for­ward to the jobs and part­ner­ships that Eden­ton will bring to the county.

A con­tract to pur­chase six acres of land within the Centreville Busi­ness Park has been ex­e­cuted. The AND Com­pany of Green­cas­tle, PA, will take on the de­sign of the fa­cil­ity.

“AND Com­pany is be­yond ex­cited to lead the col­lab­o­ra­tive ar­chi­tec­tural and en­gi­neer­ing de­sign ef­forts for Eden­ton’s Centreville lo­ca­tion,” said Todd Harsh­man of AND Com­pany. “We un­der­stand that break­ing ground to es­tab­lish a new fa­cil­ity is no small feat, but we welcome this unique challenge and look for­ward to the re­sults of our com­bined pas­sion—an im­pec­ca­ble neigh­bor­hood for Eden­ton at Centreville res­i­dents.”

The Plan­ning Com­mis­sion for the town of Centreville has yet to ap­prove the fa­cil­ity; a pre­lim­i­nary plan is ex­pected to be re­viewed at the March 15 meet­ing at 7 p.m. at the Lib­erty Build­ing.

Orig­i­nally estab­lished in Fred­er­ick in 1989, Eden­ton is a unique res­i­den­tial rental com­mu­nity for older adults who want to re­main as in­de­pen­dent as pos­si­ble, as well as those who may re­quire some help with daily liv­ing. Eden­ton of­fers a va­ri­ety of set­tings de­pend­ing on the res­i­dents’ in­di­vid­ual needs, in­clud­ing in­de­pen­dent liv­ing, as­sisted liv­ing and de­men­tia care as­sisted liv­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.eden­ton­cen­tre­ville. com.

Eden­ton’s pro­posed Centreville lo­ca­tion will pro­vide as­sisted liv­ing li­censed nurs­ing care, meals, ac­tiv­i­ties, trans­porta­tion and more. CON­TRIB­UTED GRAPHIC

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