Abbey Delray announces plans for a major expansion and redevelopment estimated at $31.5 million. Construction is anticipated to begin towards the end of 2017, and will include a new assisted living and memory care building, fitness center, spa, a new restaurant and redesigned exterior features.
Abbey Delray is currently home to more than 400 residents, and features 350 residential living apartment homes and villas, and a variety of services and amenities. The community also provides short term rehabilitation and skilled long term nursing services. The expansion will add a new building with an additional 48 assisted living apartments, and 30 memory support suites.
The addition of the new assisted living and memory care building align with changing health care needs. A 2016 report from the Alzheimer’s Association shows Florida has the nation’s second highest number of adults age 65+ with Alzheimer’s. By 2025, the incidence of the disease is projected to climb by 41% and affect 720,000 older adults in the Sunshine State.
“For nearly 40 years, our community has evolved to meet the needs of seniors, and this redevelopment project reflects the desires of older adults today and in years to come,” said Mark Trepanier, executive director of Abbey Delray. “This expansion and renovation is a top priority to serve the area’s seniors with state-of-the-art living options.”
The existing commons area will also be renovated, featuring a new modern design with private courtyards and attractive views of the Delray Beach community. Other improvements will include a newly renovated dining room with expanded dining options, and an enlarged meeting space will provide more room for educational events.
“It’s very rewarding to be part of an organization that is committed to providing an engaging lifestyle and quality services for seniors,” said Kevin Knopf, regional director of operations for Lifespace Communities, Inc., Abbey Delray’s parent company. “Lifespace is dedicated to building upon the resident experience, reinvesting in its communities and being a good neighbor in the greater Delray Beach area. And I’m excited to continue this tradition with an expansion that will give residents yet another reason to enjoy living at Abbey Delray.”