When she visits The Evergreens, Abby Stewart, director of design for Acts Retirement-Life Communities, almost always finds residents waiting to greet her. Over the past few months, she’s been charged with guiding a series of exciting new renovations at the historic Moorestown campus. During her early visits, residents and staff sought her out for questions about construction and ideas they had about the forthcoming renovations. These days, the conversations are a little more social.
“I’ve gotten to know so many of the residents, and they are such a friendly crowd at The Evergreens,” she says. “Sometimes they just want to grab a cup of coffee and catch up.”
That sociability and the community’s dedication to celebrating the best of life is an ethos Stewart and her team look to reflect in their plans for new changes at The Evergreens. The scenic 32-acre community already features expansive outdoor spaces, including an outdoor putting green, maintenance-free living, and a wide array of superb amenities and activities enjoyed by the vibrant, active residents that live there.
“The renovations will create a revitalized hub on campus and provide residents with more energized and accessible spaces,” says Stewart. “Our improved clubhouse will have an expanded, spacious lobby and entrance area, including a new bistro and coffee shop with grab-and-go options. With an upgraded kitchen, we’re excited to be able to offer even more robust and dynamic dining options.”
Renovations in the main clubhouse also include a Life Enrichment Center with a health care suite, an expanded fitness room with personalized wellness, a spa, salon, a movie theater, family fun room and more.
“Given its history, celebrating and preserving The Evergreens’ past while increasing the comforts of the present is a key priority,” says Stewart.
With that in mind, the renovation team will pay homage to the community’s storied connection to RCA Records with a new mosaic installation commemorating Nipper, the beloved RCA dog. Other enhancements include the creation of an improved exhibition room showcasing historical memorabilia as well as an expansion of the club—a stylish, comfortable lounge for residents. Improvements will also be made to The Evergreens’ Manor House, the century-old historic heart of the campus, while maintaining the building’s traditional charm.
Alongside new changes, The Evergreens continues to offer the worry-free, resort-like lifestyle it has long been known for. Its catered lifestyle means residents have the time they need to enjoy all the things they love. Moorestown’s location makes it easy to explore the best of Philadelphia, New York City and the Atlantic seashore.
In addition, residents at The Evergreens have access to a full range of on-campus health care services including assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care. And with Acts Life Care, they pay for future care in today’s dollars should their needs ever change.
“Making sure our residents love where they live and are excited about what each day may bring is our goal,” says Stewart.
The Evergreens, an affiliate of Acts Retirement-Life Communities
309 Bridgeboro Road | Moorestown
Published (and copyrighted) in Suburban Family Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 2.
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