Expanding its presence in South Florida, award-winning senior housing developer and operator Belmont Village Senior Living and Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, together are breaking ground on Belmont Village Coral Gables on Wednesday, October 13th. Located at 4111 Salzedo Street, just steps away from Merrick Park, Belmont Village will offer cognitive and fitness programming, signature 24/7 health and wellness support and direct access to a dedicated Healthy Living Center by Baptist Health.
“This unique partnership is not only a first in senior housing but represents the future of senior living – prioritizing health and wellness and creating environments where people thrive as they age,” says Patricia Will, CEO and Founder of Belmont Village Senior Living. “As we build the community from the ground-up, Belmont Village is at the forefront of how wellness programming can and should be integrated into the daily lives of seniors. It is our mission to promote total wellness throughout the aging process, and the Coral Gables community is a very exciting example of our innovative collaborations alongside like-minded partners.”
Patricia Will, CEO and Founder of Belmont Village Senior Living, Brian Keely, CEO of Baptist Health South Florida, and Vince Lago, Mayor of the City of Coral Gables, will attend the event celebrating the start of construction for Belmont Village’s 33rd community and their first partnership with a renowned healthcare system. Slated to be complete by July 2023, the 350,000 square-foot building will feature a captivating exterior façade by Corwil Architects, with Moss Construction Management leading contracting.
Along with Belmont Village’s signature mixed-use model of independent living, assisted living, and memory care options, the Coral Gables development will also feature 18,388 square feet of ground floor retail and commercial space. In an entirely novel approach to senior living, Healthy Living by Baptist Health, a health and wellness center, will be available on the ground floor, serving as a wellness-focused space for all residents and local seniors. The premier 10-story senior living community will feature 232 apartments and offer first-in-class elder care within an urban, amenity-rich, and socially engaged setting.
“We are thrilled to work alongside Belmont Village to deliver a first-of-its-kind, wellness-focused senior living community in Coral Gables,” says Ana Lopez-Blazquez, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Baptist Health South Florida. “At Baptist Health, we believe in high-quality, compassionate care. Once complete, top notch wellness support for seniors will not just be reserved for a hospital setting – it will be found right at home for all Belmont residents – ultimately changing the paradigm for senior living in South Florida.”
At Belmont Village Coral Gables, all aspects of daily life will be influenced by Belmont Village’s proprietary, evidence-based approach to programming, health, and wellness. Residents will benefit from on-site physical, speech and occupational therapy services, premiere telehealth services, short-term respite and transitional stays, Whole Brain Fitness Lifestyle, Circle of Friends® memory support, and Dedicated Memory Care Neighborhood to support cognitive strength. The carefully crafted building will provide a plethora of spaces with indoor/outdoor flexibility that promote socialization, a key aspect in successful aging. Additional amenities include five-star dining with the chef’s daily specials, an outdoor terrace, bistro and bar, group fitness room, putting green, resort-style pool, two screening rooms, an Art Atelier, beauty salon, soundproof music room, dog park, and 50-person conference room.