METHUEN, Mass. (Aug. 16, 2018) – Boston North Shore seniors will soon have the opportunity to experience best-in-class, all-inclusive, resort-style retirement living when The Woods at Merrimack opens in Methuen in fall 2019. Managed by Sunshine Retirement Living, a family-owned business based in Bend, Oregon, with 20 senior living communities in the United States, The Woods at Merrimack will feature 140 thoughtfully designed apartments on beautifully landscaped grounds with an array of world-class amenities to appeal to today’s more modern and active senior. The community is located at 197-199 Howe Street directly across from the Merrimack Valley Golf Club.
With the official groundbreaking scheduled for September 12, 2018, The Woods at Merrimack will follow a Person-Centered Care philosophy, with numerous services, comforts and conveniences to support residents’ physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual needs.
“Methuen is an idyllic, historical and beautiful area of New England and The Woods at Merrimack will reflect that legacy in everything we offer our residents,” said Luis Serrano, CEO, Sunshine Retirement Living. “Our community will be perfect for active and independent seniors, who desire both luxury and affordability in a beautiful, safe and welcoming environment. Our mission at each of our communities is to enrich the lives of seniors with a first-class combination of comfort, care, safety and quality, and The Woods at Merrimack will soon showcase this enrichment of seniors, as the best in all-inclusive retirement living.”
Built on 8.7 acres, the community’s two meticulously designed buildings will encompass approximately 140,000 square feet of living and communal space. Exceptional, resort-style amenities will include 24/7 gourmet dining, friendly and helpful concierge service, weekly housekeeping, on-call apartment maintenance with all utilities included in an affordable monthly rent. Residents will also enjoy a wellness/fitness center, library/game room, computer room, chapel, formal and casual dining rooms, large lounge and bar, arts studio, reserved parking, theater, and beauty salon/barber shop – all conveniently located on-site.
The spectacular grounds will feature numerous amenities, too, which will keep residents active and content such as a Pickleball court, Bocce Ball court, putting green, walking paths, outdoor grill area with state-of-the-art appliances, relaxing fire pit, gazebo, dog park, beautiful courtyards and gardens, and much more.
Sunshine Retirement Living, in partnership with Buildable Sites Development, LLC and New Hampshire-based JSA Architects Interior Planners, has taken great care to ensure that the community’s design complements the area’s rich historical heritage. “It was very important to all of us that The Woods at Merrimack become an integral part of the local community and that starts with embracing the spectacular history of the region,” said Serrano.
In fact, the property will preserve and maintain the Locke Mansion, built in 1913 and situated near the community’s entrance, while also incorporating its Colonial Revival design elements into the exterior of the new buildings. The community’s design has also been inspired by another period architectural style, the Shingle Style, noted for its informality, asymmetry and eclecticism, which allows for more freedom of design across exterior elements. Other notable design details include a natural stone base, multiple porches, large windows, asymmetrical gables, and a tower element blended into the main volume of the roofline. The lower floors are clad with horizontal lap siding, similar to the Locke House, with shingles used in the upper gables.
About Sunshine Retirement Living
Based in Bend, Ore., Sunshine Retirement Living manages 20 retirement communities in nine states, offering senior apartments, independent living, assisted living and memory care. A family-owned business with more than 20 years in the senior housing industry, Sunshine Retirement Living’s mission is to be the preferred senior living provider offering value, choice and independence while promoting health and social interaction that exceeds residents’ expectations and enriches the lives of both residents and staff. By providing meals, housekeeping, activities, transportation, utilities and in-house management staff, Sunshine Retirement Living continues to build an unparalleled community feeling in each property. For more information, visit www.SunshineRet.com or connect socially.
*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living