Revitalizing the Redwoods work began in December 2013 and is slated for completion in 2016.
We are very pleased to have completed the remodeling of all six of our Independent Living buildings and almost two-thirds of the apartments have been finished. The remainder will be completed over the next couple of years as turnover allows. Residents love the improved lay¬outs, and the new kitchens, appliances, showers and double paned windows. Our completely new dining room is now open with great lighting, acoustics, carpeting, fixtures and furnishings. Our new state of the art main kitchen is up and running allowing us to offer great new menu options featuring nutritious locally-sourced, organic produce. The dining room is now open all day with service at your table for custom ordering by our residents.
Currently under construction are the new entrance way and lobby/living room with an indoor-outdoor fireplace, the auditorium with enhanced lighting and sound equipment, and the library. We are excited that the John L. Levisohn Center for Dynamic Aging facility will also be completed in 2016 allowing an expanded variety of wellness and fitness classes. The center will include state-of-the-art weight training and cardio machines designed for seniors. Also included is an aqua therapy pool and two massage therapy rooms, all geared to improve healthy aging to make a qualitative differ¬ence in our residents’ lives. Once infrastructure is nearly completed, The Redwoods will begin re-landscaping the grounds with drought resistant, native and colorful plants and trees.
What about the residents?This is a big change for many of our residents and accommodating them during construction is a top priority.