Key to Bethesda’s vision for the future is a new kind of senior care community that encourages active and healthy lifestyles; a community offering both a full continuum of care and the amenities our seniors deserve. Our campus redevelopment project will make this vision a reality. Consisting of three key components, the new campus will be an asset our community is proud of; a new long-term care building, a new short-stay therapy center and connecting it all together, the heart of our new campus and the heart of Bethesda, will be the new Town Center.
The success of the Investing in a Healthy Future Campaign will allow the Town Center to become a reality and be completed as envisioned. Local philanthropy is a vital component of this project’s success and will mean programs central to Bethesda’s mission, such as spiritual care and wellness, continue into the future. Make a donation today!
THE TOWN CENTER: A HUB FOR BETHESDA’S FOCUSED LIFESTYLE PROGRAMS
The Town Center will be a focal point of our focused lifestyle programs; a holistic approach to active community living that focuses on five dimensions of wellness including intellectual, social, physical, emotional and spiritual.
THE TOWN CENTER VISION:
• The Charles and Sharon Olson Chapel • Pastoral Care Office
• The Norling Family Cafe • Bistro
• General Store • Salon
• Meditation Room • Activity/Game Areas
• Guest Lounge • Library/Computer Area
• Private Party Room • Community/Hobby Areas
• Free Wi-Fi Services
FOCUSED LIFESTYLE PROGRAMMING
The new Town Center will be easily accessible from all areas of campus, including the Club Bethesda wellness center, the short-stay therapy center, the outdoor gardens, the Bill Linder Walking Trail and the long-term care buildings. While at the Town Center, residents and visitors will enjoy various focused lifestyle programming options.
THE INTELLECTUAL DIMENSION OF WELLNESS: Encourages creative and stimulating mental activities with programs designed to promote a healthier lifestyle such as:
• Photography • Bird Watching
• Art Classes • Book Clubs
• Intro to Computers • Local History Classes
• Creative Writing • Using an IPAD
THE SOCIAL DIMENSION OF WELLNESS: Encourages positive interactions with others to increase one’s impact on their community with programs that strengthen one’s social network and support system such as:
• Theatre Outings • Board/Card Games
• Scrapbooking • Movie Matinees
• Fishing Outings • Pet Therapy
THE PHYSICAL DIMENSION OF WELLNESS: Encourages regular physical activity to maintain a healthy body and to improve mood and self-esteem with programs such as:
• Balance/Strength Class • Fitness Walking
• Weight Resistance Training • Aquatic Therapy
• Chair Aerobics • Dancing
THE SPIRITUAL/EMOTIONAL DIMENSION OF WELLNESS: Spiritual care has always been a deeply rooted part of life at Bethesda. The spiritual/emotional dimension encourages individuals to seek meaning and purpose for the depth of life with programs such as:
• Bible Study • Church Services
• Inspirational Readings • Religious Studies
• Favorite Prayer Recitals • Meditative Techniques
• Communion • Parish Nurse Project
THE IMPORTANCE OF PHILANTHROPY: MAKING THE TOWN CENTER A REALITY
The total estimated cost for this project is $21 million, of which $18 million has been secured through a USDA loan that can only be applied to the cost of the new long-term and short-term care buildings. Bethesda’s Board of Directors has approved the $3 million Investing in a Healthy Future Capital Campaign to fund the new Town Center. When completed, through the generous support of the giving community, this campus will be a major step toward Bethesda’s goal of creating a new kind of senior care community – all on one campus!
NAME THE TOWN CENTER
Bethesda is offering a limited number of naming opportunities. To learn more about how your gift can receive prominent recognition while naming the Town Center, contact the Bethesda Foundation at 320-214-5600.
Click here to view a printable version of The Town Center flyer