Natural beauty of campus and culture of hospitality influence naming of The Woodlands Inn at Edgewood
NORTH ANDOVER, MASSACHUSETTS | June 22, 2017 —Edgewood Retirement Community has announced that its new Assisted Living and Memory Support residence will be called The Woodlands Inn.
Designed to resemble a charming New England inn, The Woodlands Inn will take advantage of the natural beauty of Edgewood’s campus and offer residents a truly comfortable, home-like environment in keeping with the Community’s tradition of personalized hospitality and resident-centered care.
Based on the innovative Small House model, The Woodlands Inn will offer one Assisted Living residence and three Memory Support residences, each of which will accommodate 10 people with their own private bedrooms and bathrooms. The Small House model has been shown to give residents a reassuring sense of community that empowers them to maintain their highest level of independence and autonomy in a safe environment.
Each residence at The Woodlands Inn will feature a central hearth living area, an open kitchen and dining area, a den, a spa, and a private courtyard and garden. Another important feature of the Small House model is consistent staffing with each residence having a dedicated team of highly trained staff on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Construction is currently underway on this expansion to the Edgewood campus and is expected to be complete in spring 2018. The Woodlands Inn will provide a new care option for people in the greater area and prior residency at Edgewood is not a requirement.
*The Woodlands Inn has begun — but not yet completed — the application process with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to become a certified Assisted Living Residence. Our next home is expected to open in May.