Wake Robin breaks ground for expansion project

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Wake Robin breaks ground for expansion project

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:21pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Wake Robin, Vermont’s first Life Plan Community, held a groundbreaking September 15 in Shelburne for the Maple Expansion Project, which includes construction of a new apartment building, an expanded community center, and expansion and updates to the Linden Health Center. Construction is underway on the 122,000 square foot project. New apartment residents will begin moving in in fall 2018 and the entire project is expected to be completed by July 2019. Lecesse Construction Company has been selected as the general contractor, working with 54 subcontractors on this $39 million project. Eighty-five percent of these are Vermont firms. “This is an exciting phase in Wake Robin’s history,” said Patrick McKee, president of Wake Robin. “Over the years, there has been an increased demand for Life Plan Communities like Wake Robin, and the Maple Expansion project allows us to meet that demand while also making improvements to two key hubs of  Wake Robin life.” 

The Maple Expansion Project marks the first significant expansion to Wake Robin since 2008 and is the start of the next chapter for the Life Plan Community. The Maple building will include 38 new homes with seven open floor plans featuring 9’ ceilings, 6’ windows and a panoramic view of Lake Champlain. In the community center, current and future residents will appreciate the expanded fitness facility, new dining venues, offering local and sustainable food options, and updated common spaces that better suit the residents’ active and evolving lifestyles. The Linden Health Center upgrades will include a neighborhood design, enhancements to resident living areas, and the addition of a new dining venue. 

“We look forward to ushering Wake Robin into this new era and are grateful for the support of the residents, the Board of Directors, and the staff who have helped us work toward this goal,” states McKee. 

For more information about Wake Robin and the Maple Expansion project, please visit: www.wakerobin.com.  

About Wake Robin

Located on 136 acres in Shelburne, Vermont, Wake Robin is a non-profit Life Plan Community offering the full continuum of living options for senior citizens. Ranging from 212 independent living cottages and apartments to the Linden Health Center, a five-star skilled nursing facility, Wake Robin offers the best in continuing care. Wake Robin is an active, safe, supportive community of adults, valuing communication and fellowship, joy and humor. The Community welcomes a diverse population and is committed to supporting each resident’s lifelong dignity and worth. Wake Robin’s first priority is the care and well-being of every resident. To learn more, please visit www.wakerobin.com.

Shelburne, VT - September 15, 2017 - Wake Robin

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