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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.