(NEW LONDON, MINNESOTA) – Bethesda embarked on a new venture, as construction begins on a senior lifestyle development along Peterson Parkway in New London, Minnesota.
Bethesda broke ground Oct. 9 on Bethesda North Pointe, a senior lifestyle development that will total $20 million once the vision is completed. The campus will be designed to serve the needs of the area’s aging community through individualized living options, health and wellness services, and modern amenities.
“We are eager to begin construction on a comprehensive-care campus that will provide a fully family-centered environment, where families can embrace new life journeys together while remaining connected to the community, lifestyles and foundations they’ve built together over a lifetime,” said Michelle Haefner, CEO at Bethesda.
Bethesda’s Board of Directors initiated the development of a senior-lifestyle campus in response to the shifting demographic of the Kandiyohi County and surrounding areas. The new campus will enable Bethesda to continue providing its quality programs and services to West Central Minnesota seniors within their home communities.
Bethesda North Pointe will include 75, thoughtfully designed, senior apartments that will feature independent living and assisted living housing, as well as advanced-care assisted living and memory-care assisted living units. This comprehensive housing model ensures that as resident health needs change, they will be able to remain in their apartment households and receive increased health services and a greater level of nursing care.
“This aging-as-desired housing model is planned to uniquely empower residents to embrace their personal lifestyle choices, while providing access to tailored health-related services within the campus continuum,” said Caroline Chan, Bethesda’s chief development officer. “Bethesda strives to keep residents within their local communities and couples living together longer.”
Drawing on the vibrant energy of Bethesda’s Willmar campus, Bethesda North Pointe will be designed to include a town center concept, featuring a chapel, café, activities area, intergenerational play spaces, library, creative arts workshops, salon, and a work activity center.
The new campus will include an extension of our Willmar Club Bethesda health club/fitness center. Future development plans include the addition of a warm-water therapy pool and indoor court/pickleball court for campus and community use.
“As the needs of seniors have changed, Bethesda has responded with new services and facilities. Bethesda North Pointe will ensure seniors have the care, programs and services they need in the location that is best for them,” Haefner said.
Built on 11 scenic acres, Bethesda North Pointe will be an extension of the Bethesda family, which in addition to the Willmar campus, also includes two senior-living residences in Olivia, Minnesota. Bethesda has a long history of serving the Willmar community and surrounding area. For more than 100 years, Bethesda has set new standards in quality of care for seniors and their families.
“It is a remarkable time in the history of Bethesda. We have experienced tremendous growth and development within our skilled nursing facilities over the past five years. We are eager to further Bethesda’s mission by serving the growing need for senior-living options in West Central Minnesota,” Haefner said. “Our goal at each of our communities is to enrich the lives of seniors with attention to care, comfort, safety and wellness.”
Marcus Construction of Willmar is the construction management contractor for the 100,000 square-foot project. Marcus Construction is collaborating with Pope Architects of St. Paul and Lori DeAntoni Interior Designs of Annandale to design and build a modern, senior-living community that strives for excellence in quality, care, wellness and innovation.
Prospective tenants or their loved ones who are interested in floor plans are encouraged to contact Bethesda’s Welcome Center at (320) 214-5643 or send an email to [email protected]. Reservation and leasing information will be available beginning in 2020.