Heritage at Irene Woods near Memphis, Tenn., recently welcomed its first independent-living residents and the assisted living and memory care units will open October 1. The senior living community, located at Forest Hill Irene Road and Bill Morris Parkway near I-385, is in the first phase of a long-term development plan that includes multi-family housing.
“This is the only senior living community of its kind in this area– offering exceptional value and a completely new and different approach,” said Charlotte Curtis, marketing manager for the development. “These apartment homes are definitely larger and less costly than many of the other newer communities near here. Plus, we are in a beautiful setting in an ideal location, with superior services and amenities. No detail has been overlooked.”
This is Ecumen’s first managed community in Tennessee and with partner Edward Rose & Sons, headquartered in Michigan. In the summer of 2014, Ecumen will begin managing another Edward Rose community in Clinton Township, Mich.
The 150-acre Heritage campus, between Germantown and Collierville, will become a multi-generational neighborhood over the next five years that not only has a broad spectrum of senior living services but also an adjacent multi-family apartment development sharing the amenities. “This will be a community for all ages,” Charlotte said. “It will truly fulfill Ecumen’s belief that growing older, no matter what the age or phase, is all about living. Residents will have the freedom, choice and flexibility to enjoy the way of life they love with all the familiar comforts and traditions and the opportunity to pursue new experiences and connections.”
The Heritage community is in a rural setting with small-town ambiance with towering live oak trees, deep woods and fields, yet is only minutes away from retail services, restaurants, shopping, Memphis International Airport, places of worship, golf courses and hospitals and clinics.
The campus includes a three-story independent and assisted living building and a one-level memory care community with connected outdoor gardens and views overlooking Irene Woods. The entire community totals over 165,000 square feet and offer 140 units of senior living apartments,all available on a monthly rental basis with no entrance fees.
“As residents’ needs change,” Charlotte said, “they will have access to all the benefits of a complete retirement community lifestyle, yet pay only for what they need, when they need it.”
Among the amenities at Heritage are three dining venues, concierge services, an arboretum, library and media room, club lounge and game room, on-site bank, general store, barber/beauty shop and spa, fitness and wellness studio, movie theater and chapel, outdoor courtyards, patios and walking paths, and indoor gardening.