Elm Terrace offering the public tours of new suites, open houses
Residents interested in a closer look at a local construction project should mark their calendars for Oct. 19 and Oct. 24.
On the first date, the Elm Terrace Gardens senior living complex in Lansdale will offer tours of a new addition, and on the second will offer two public open houses to describe the memory care services to be offered there.
On Oct. 19 starting at 10 a.m., Elm Terrace staff will host a presentation of the new “Dexdale Suites,” a series of one- and twobedroom apartment units that have been under construction for the last two years. Visitors will be able to see how life in a community like Elm Terrace gardens can help seniors lead a worry-free retirement lifestyle, no matter their health care needs, according to a company press release.
The following week, at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, Elm Terrace will offer open houses for those who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease or other memory loss, showing off “Aspire Memory Care,” the new memory care facilities and lifestyle area. Guests will learn how Elm Terrace care facilities can enrich the lives of residents in need of memory care, and lunch will be served with the 11 a.m. event and dinner with the 4 p.m. event.
Elm Terrace Gardens is located on Broad Street between Sixth and Seventh streets in Lansdale, and was established in 1981 by members of the nearby First Baptist Church, on the site of what would later become Abington Health: Lansdale Hospital. In addition to hosting countless residents, the senior retirement and care community has also sponsored and taken part in numerous borough events, serves as a polling place for borough residents during elections, and was named the borough’s Business of the Month in August 2015.
That same year, in July 2015, Elm Terrace officials broke ground on a 45,000-square-foot expansion that had been up for discussion since the year before. The expansion added 20 independent-living apartments and 24 memory-support apartments for an estimated $15 million, and as work has continued on that project, Elm Terrace has worked with nearby neighbors to reconfigure parking on their property to address resident concerns.
During all of the events, visitors will have time to tour the community, and meet staff and current residents.
Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by calling 215-361-5656 or visiting www.ElmTerraceGardens.org.