Groundbreaking for Frederick Living’s The Meadows expansion held June 30th
The ceremony launched a unique “Pocket Neighborhood” design
Frederick Living Chief Executive Officer John Hendrickson was joined by representatives from the project’s partners, Barton Partners, RGS Associates, Wagman Construction and Univest Bank and Trust Co.
“We are eager to begin this unique and important expansion to our campus, which puts Frederick Living at the forefront of senior living design trends,” Hendrickson said.
The Meadows is an innovative design based on the “pocket neighborhood” concept that is gaining popularity among architectural pioneers. This design supports a growing number of studies showing that greater social engagement and intellectual stimulation aids mental and emotional wellness, and even translates into longer lifespans.
In “pocket neighborhoods” small groupings of houses around a courtyard or common garden promote a greater sense of community and provide more opportunities for social interaction than the contemporary developments that populate most suburbs.
Phase 1 of The Meadows will feature a 20 cottages , each clustered around and facing a common green space. Spacious front porches bordered by small, private gardens open onto the common area encouraging homeowners to visit and gather with neighbors.
Frederick Living is a leading rehabilitation and continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. For more than a century, our focus has been on living well in every aspect of our lives—body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in our Mennonite heritage, we honor the dignity and autonomy of each person we’re privileged to serve, regardless of their faith journey. Frederick Living is located at 2849 Big Road, Frederick, PA 19504. For more information, please call us at 610-754-7878.