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Senior Living Community, The Claiborne at West Lake, Breaks Ground in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (June 1, 2017) — CR Properties, LLC recently broke ground on The Claiborne at West Lake, a premier senior living community located at 557 Furys Ferry Road. The Claiborne at West Lake will be a high-end, resort-style community, offering assisted living and memory care residences. This community as with all Claiborne communities will be managed by Blake Management Group (BMG).

CR Properties, is a privately owned real estate development company based in Hattiesburg, Miss., CR Properties has a diverse portfolio including apartments, retail, hotel and additional senior living facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana.

“We are thrilled to bring The Claiborne to Augusta and look forward to serving seniors in the community,” said CR Properties Principle, Craig Tatum. “Augusta is well-known as an ideal retirement destination and we believe The Claiborne’s thoughtful approach to hospitality will make our facility a perfect fit for this community.”

The Claiborne at West Lake will feature suites designed for comfortable, safe and enjoyable senior living, and will have 100 units, 70 of which will be assisted living units in two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio suite configurations. An adjoining memory care support facility focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia care will feature an additional 30 suites specifically designed to provide a home-like environment where memory care residents feel safe and free of frustrations. Each residence includes housekeeping and maintenance services, as well a host of remarkable amenities and additional services.

Common areas in the master-planned retirement community will include a library, theater, activities room, fitness and rehabilitation rooms, medical examination rooms and two full-service salons. Dining facilities will include several options for assisted living residents, two separate memory care dining rooms and a bistro. Landscaped courtyards will provide safe and comfortable solace outdoors.

“Our communities have broad experience in both senior living and the hospitality industries, and we have designed amenities with this worry-free resort model in mind,” explains Jeremy Cole, BMG CEO. “As a result, the lives of seniors are enriched by an environment that promotes healthy living and the highest level of service to our residents. I look at every service delivered, every meal served and every care plan we create for residents through the lens of if it would be good enough for my mother.”

BMG, a privately owned senior living management company operates all Claiborne communities and will operate The Claiborne at West Lake upon completion. With locations in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and South Carolina, BMG is excited to bring its managed communities to
Georgia, as they blend modern Southern sensibilities with compassionate care. The Claiborne communities are staffed by licensed nurses 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and wellness programs incorporate customized care plans for each resident. A full-time activity director creates engaging, customized opportunities for exercise, entertainment and group activity. Also, The Claiborne takes pride in delivering upscale restaurant-style dining experiences thoughtfully prepared for seniors by highly trained chefs.

The facility is expected to have approximately 80 employees on payroll in full-time and part-time positions.

Plans Are Released For Kingsport’s Newest Senior Living Community

Plans Are Released For Kingsport’s Newest Senior Living Community

Kingsport, TENNESSEE (January 12, 2017) – Coming to the foothills of The Blue Ridge Mountains, Quality Senior Living, LLC (QSL), Elcan Associates Inc., along with Blake Management Group proudly introduce “The Blake at Kingsport”, a premier senior living community.

Kingsport Mayor John Clark states, “The Board of Mayor and Alderman is very excited about the Blake at Kingsport senior living community development! We thank the Elcan and Associates developers for their significant investment in Kingsport to improve the quality of life for our senior citizens who deserve the very best life has to offer. The new first class facility and amenities along with 70 full-time employees will be another wonderful destination city asset to retain and attract residents to Kingsport!”

The Blake at Kingsport will be located at 915 Holston Hills Drive. This area is known for an abundance of shopping, dining and medical service options. Glenn Barclay, COO for Blake Management reveals, “The Blake features a full continuum of services in richly appointed Assisted Living and Memory Care residences. All of those options will be housed within one resort-style community. If needs change, the people who live here stay here. I am proud to bring a new tradition in senior living to Kingsport.”

When fully occupied, The Blake anticipates creating 70 full and part-time jobs and will become an integral part of the Kingsport community. Arrive Architecture Group based in Dallas, Texas is providing architectural design. The Blake at Kingsport, LLC is applying for a TIF in support of full build out of the facility.

The Blake will offer a vibrant active lifestyle for individuals who are fully independent, but want an easier lifestyle; as well as offering care and support to individuals that need an additional level of care. “We take care of the details, so our residents can enjoy the finer things in life” says Barclay.

Options for Assisted Living residences include one-bedroom residences as well as two bedroom, two bath residences with full kitchen, walk-in closets, and a balcony or porch. Memory Care options include studio and one bedroom residences with walk-in closets. “Pricing will be based on service needs and apartment selection, but will be affordable and competitive with other options in the area. There is no “buy in” fee, and Assisted Living monthly rates start as low as $2,700,” says Barclay.

Along with luxury accommodations, The Blake at Kingsport will provide elegant dining options, concierge service, 24-hour nurse staffing, and an active social program. Other amenities will include a full-service bar and lounge, a coffee shop and ice cream parlor, salon & spa services, onsite therapy, a fitness center, a sunlit chapel, putting greens and outdoor activity courts, a theater room, activity rooms, courtyards with an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains and raised gardens, a business center, library, indoor/outdoor dining, transportation, and on-site parking.

For more information, visit www.theblakeatkingsport.com

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Plans are Released for Charlottesville’s Newest Senior Living Community

Plans are Released for Charlottesville's Newest Senior Living Community

Charlottesville, VIRGINIA (December 6, 2016 – Coming to the number one city for retirement, Quality Senior Living, LLC (QSL) along with Blake Management Group proudly introduce “The Blake at Charlottesville”, a premier senior living community.

The Blake at Charlottesville will be located on the Oakleigh site off West Rio Road. Oakleigh is being developed by George and Jane Ray at Insignia Development Services, Inc., along with Oakleigh Albemarle, LLC. Suzanne Jessup Brooks, a member of Oakleigh Albemarle says “we are excited about working with this group to bring the Blake to our community. It will be a wonderful addition to the Albemarle County and Charlottesville area, providing much needed accommodations for seniors especially in the area of memory care. This will truly be a first class facility.”

Glenn Barclay, COO of Blake Management Group reveals, “The Blake features a full continuum of services in richly appointed Assisted Living and Memory Care residences. All of those options will be housed within one resort-style community. If needs change, the people who live here stay here. I am proud to bring a new tradition in senior living to Charlottesville.”

The Blake offers a vibrant active lifestyle for individuals who are fully independent, but want an easier lifestyle; as well as offering care and support to individuals that need an additional level of care. “We take care of the details, so our residents can enjoy the finer things in life” says Barclay.

Options for Assisted Living residences include one-bedroom residences as well as two bedroom, two bath residences with full kitchen, walk-in closets, and a balcony or porch. Memory Care options include studio and one bedroom residences with walk-in closets. Pricing will be based on service needs and apartment selection, but will be affordable and competitive with other options in the area. There is no “buy in” fee, and Assisted Living monthly rates start as low as $2,900.

Along with luxury accommodations, The Blake at Charlottesville will provide elegant dining options, concierge service, 24-hour nurse staffing, and an active social program. Other amenities include a bar and lounge, a coffee & ice cream shop, salon & spa services, onsite therapy services, a sunlit chapel, custom putting greens and outdoor activity courts, a theater room, activity rooms, beautifully landscaped courtyards with an outdoor fire pavilion, fountains and raised gardens, a business center, library, indoor/outdoor dining, fitness center, transportation, and on-site parking.

Sue Friedman, President and CEO of Alzheimer’s Association for Central and Western Virginia, states, “Additional capacity, such as the Blake provides, will be an asset to our community and our citizens, as the challenges of Alzheimer’s and dementia are thrust upon more and more of our friends and neighbors.”.

Memory Care offers specialized care and programs for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The Blake at Charlottesville’s Memory Care offers a secure residential neighborhood dedicated to memory care, with a care philosophy centered on building trusting relationships with residents that foster emotional well-being.

“With a growing and aging population, we must provide more housing opportunities, particularly in the urban ring where people are closer to services and programs. We also need a wide variety of housing options from independent to assisted living to memory care and continuing care communities” says Peter Thompson, the Executive Director of the Senior Center serving Charlottesville, Albemarle County and beyond.

When fully occupied, The Blake anticipates creating 70 full and part-time jobs and will become an integral part of the Charlottesville community. Arrive Architecture Group based in Dallas, Texas is providing architectural design.