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.
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. There will be options for 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, inter-generational play spaces, library, creative arts workshops, salon, and a work activity center.
The new, 11-acre campus will include an extension of the 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.
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.
Construction of the Bethesda North Pointe campus is scheduled to be completed in spring 2021, with a grand opening to follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation and leasing information will be available beginning in 2020.