Jefferson County is aging quickly, and as the population increases, so too does the demand for senior services in Lakewood. The U.S. Census Bureau says over 16 percent of the Jefferson County …
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Jefferson County is aging quickly, and as the population increases, so too does the demand for senior services in Lakewood. The U.S. Census Bureau says over 16 percent of the Jefferson County population is 65 years, or older. That number is only expected to increase as Baby Boomers continue to age.
In the midst by constructing The Ridge Pinehurst, a senior living community that is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019.
The Ridge Pinehurst will stretch over 18 acres at 7205 W. Quincy Ave., and it will contain 222 independent living apartment homes, 96 assisted living apartments and 42 memory care apartment homes. Its residents will get to live in style with amenities like indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, an indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi, a resistance pool, an art studio and theater room, a hair salon, dining venues and an on-site health and wellness center.
For Toni Musgrove and her husband Howard, the location of The Ridge Pinehurst is a big factor as to why they will be moving in come next fall from their house. Her husband has health issues and moving to The Ridge Pinehurst will bring the married couple closer to doctors and their children.
“(The Ridge Pinehurst) is new. I like the privacy of my own home, and it’s hard to get rid of stuff that I’ve accumulated over 49 years of marriage, but with the theater and pool… I have mixed emotions about moving, but I’m excited,” Musgrove said.
The developers donated a $150,000 check to nearby Havern School that serves children grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The school launched a campaign last year to complete renovations to the Denver Loretto Center, a place that served as both a residency for nuns and the Havern School building. Now it, operates solely as a school, and Havern School is completing renovations to the building.
“Our Havern community is grateful for the generous support from The Ridge Pinehurst. We are excited about the intergenerational community that we will create in our neighborhood,” Cathleen M. Pasquariello, Head of Havern School said.
The Ridge Pinehurst is a $150 million development, and it is partnered with Shaw Construction and Lantz-Boggio.
“This new community represents our commitment to providing the best care and living options for seniors in Lakewood and beyond,” said Mandy Hampton, chief operating officer of The Ridge Senior Living.
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