April 27, 2012
-- DELRAY BEACH, Fla.: As Abbey Delray South celebrates its 30th anniversary this month, the Delray Beach senior living community is also set to begin construction on a renovation project. The $6 million project includes a new gatehouse at the community’s entrance, exterior enhancements, an expanded 5,000-square-
foot kitchen, and the creation of three distinct dining venues. Construction will begin in May.
“This project will benefit the residents as well as the surrounding community,” said Abbey Delray South executive director, David Randazzo. “These enhancements will distinguish Abbey Delray South from other communities. There’s a great deal of energy and excitement around here.”
Randazzo said the gatehouse, façade, and other exterior additions and renovations are a significant neighborhood investment, but the dining enhancements will be the biggest hit with residents.
“Food quality and variety is such an important factor for people when they choose where they want to retire,” said Randazzo. “We recognize the emphasis placed on that aspect, and our new culinary experience will exceed expectations. By expanding the kitchen and food prep area, our executive chef and his team will have more space and resources to create incredible meals. We’ll also be introducing new dining venues that include a bistro and a pub, in addition to the main formal dining room. Residents will have more opportunities to socialize while enjoying a wide variety of cuisine.”
Both interior and exterior renovations are expected to be finished within one year. The community will remain fully functional during construction, and all services and amenities will be available.
Abbey Delray South, located at 1717 Homewood Blvd., in Delray Beach, Fla., is a Life Care community that provides seniors with a liberating lifestyle experience and a variety of residential options, including maintenance-
free independent living apartment homes, garden homes and on-site skilled nursing care, if ever needed. Residents enjoy a full range of services and amenities, such as a library, hair salon, fitness center, heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi, art studio, and Lifespace Communities’
FitSixSM wellness program. More information about Abbey Delray South is available by calling (561) 272-9600 or by visiting www.AbbeyDelraySouth.com.
Abbey Delray South is owned and operated by Lifespace Communities, Inc. Founded in 1976, Lifespace Communities, based in Des Moines, Iowa, is a not-for-profit corporation that has grown to operate 12 continuing care retirement communities in seven states, serving more than 5,000 residents and employing 2,500 team members. Communities are located in Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Florida. The organization is recognized by the LeadingAge Ziegler Top 100 as the seventh largest not-for-profit senior living provider system in the country. For more information about Lifespace and its communities, visit www.LifespaceCommunities.com.