A new assisted living and memory care facility for senior citizens is now open on Randolph Road, the latest in Charlotte’s building boom for older residents.
The $40 million Waltonwood Cotswold facility, by Michigan-based Singh Development, is at 5215 Randolph Road. The eight-acre, 120,000 square foot facility includes 91 assisted living apartments and 26 specialized memory care apartments for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Executive director Leah Nash said the facility “provides residents with a sense of purpose, dignity and fulfillment through a variety of dynamic offerings which are designed to meet a variety of preferences and needs that are unique to each individual.”
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Real estate records show Waltonwood Cotswold, LLC, acquired the site in 2013 for $2.4 million. Singh owns nine other Waltonwood-branded communities in Michigan and North Carolina, and is developing others in the Washington, D.C. area.
Waltonwood Cotswold includes three meals a day in a dining room, housekeeping, laundry service, 24-hour nurses on staff, a movie theater, billiards, a game room, fitness center and cafe. Here’s a description of the memory care facilities:
“The goal is to help residents with daily activities so they can enjoy their lives without worry or stress. Waltonwood’s Montessori-based memory care program specifically addresses the individual needs of seniors and encourages participation in activities that trigger memories, build agility and strengthen muscles – such as outdoor excursions, off-site activities or gardening. The memory care areas are specifically designed with varying wall colors to delineate rooms and help residents with identification of their surroundings.”
Other senior living options are expanding rapidly in and around Charlotte as well, from 55-and-old “active adult” housing developments to expansions underway at facilities such as Sharon Towers, Southminster and Plantation Estates.