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Outside charm

Alfresco spaces a priority at new continuing care neighborhood

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April 24th, 2012

When the new continuing care neighborhood at Highland Springs was on the drawing board, the design team aimed to create multiple outdoor living spaces. Being outdoors has a calming and healing effect, says Eldora Chambers, a member of the Erickson Living community s garden club. Everything just seems better when you re outside. The new continuing care neighborhood will feature multiple courtyards so those who live there can spend time outdoors in a beautiful setting. Additionally, several apartments in assisted living will have patios. The neighborhood will offer four levels of care short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, skilled nursing care, and memory care. We recognize the importance of outdoor spaces to our residents, says Steve Montgomery, regional director of development for Erickson Living. We ve been working closely with the landscape architects at TBG Partners to choose plants and trees in keeping with the region and climate. Our goal is to create outdoor spaces that harmonize with the buildings and existing landscape.