Submitted by Wesley Homes
Wesley Homes is teaming up with Absher Construction Company to create a full continuum retirement community serving adults age 62 and older. The 14-acre Puyallup site is bordered by Bradley Lake Park to the north and Lowe’s home improvement store to the west.
The Wesley Homes model provides all levels of care: from independent housing and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing and rehabilitation. “We invested in this property because Puyallup does not have a not-for-profit retirement community,” said Kevin Anderson, President/CEO.
Both Wesley Homes and Absher, based in Puyallup, have been serving their respective residents and clients for more than 70 years so the partnership is a natural fit. The selection process was competitive and company location was not a major criterion in the decision.
“Success on our projects is determined by many factors—team synergy, safety and quality, as well as budget and schedule performance. Ultimately, though, our success lies in building the trust of our clients and developing long-term relationships with them,” stated Dan Absher, President/CEO.
Plans call for approximately 153 residential accommodations, 49 assisted living/housing with services apartments and 18 apartments for those with memory impairment. A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center with 36 private rooms, serving all East Pierce County, will be part of second phase construction. A timeline has not been finalized but plans are to break ground early 2016.
With community volunteer leadership, efforts are underway to raise $6 million to contribute toward the first phase costs. Borrowing less funding will help make Wesley Homes Bradley Park more affordable for many and serve a more diverse economic base. “When we build in a community, we become a community partner for the long-term,” Anderson continued. “We are making inroads in East Pierce County communities and building the support we need to begin construction.”
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