- April 21, 2016
DR. PHILLIPS Seniors living in the Orlando area soon will have another local option when choosing a retirement or assisted-living community.
HarborChase of Dr. Phillips, a new luxury senior-living community, officially reached the “topping out” phase of construction. This signifies the completion of structural construction and beginning of interior finish work.
“Topping out represents an important construction milestone, and we’re excited to bring this community one step closer to opening,” said Tim Reidy, senior director of development at Harbor Retirement Associates. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from our ownership and contracting team, local officials and residents. Our anticipation continues to build as we watch this beautiful new community take shape and we look forward to serving the Orlando area for years to come.”
HarborChase is located on Della Drive in the heart of Dr. Phillips and is neighbors with the new Spring Lake Health Pavilion, managed by Orlando Health. Together, they make up the 26-acre Spring Lake Health and Living Campus.
According to managing company Harbor Retirement Associates, the facility is on track to open for residents in mid-2018 and will serve the needs of seniors and their families in and around the greater Orlando area.
The community boasts 80 independent-living, 72 assisted-living and 34 memory-care apartments and aims to provide an upscale environment for its residents and guests.
“It combines independent living, assisted living and memory care — different programs, all under the same roof,” said Tim Smick, HRA’s president and CEO, at the Spring Lake and HarborChase groundbreaking ceremony in August 2016. “It’ll set the physical tone and will probably be one of the leaders in the state of Florida for the luxury and the ambiance of this community. It’s first class.”
According to HRA, HarborChase features an exclusive Chef’s Fare Dining Program, which includes chef-prepared seasonal cuisine and customized dining experiences in various venues.
It’s one of 29 HRA-operated communities in seven states and also features a 24-hour staff, library, multiple beauty salons, wellness center, cocktail lounge, multiple terraces, scheduled transportation daily, multiple fitness areas, housekeeping service, concierge services and multiple recreational rooms and programs.
“We hope that this is kind of the seed and that we have a rippling impact where people naturally live to be 100 years of age because of their lifestyles — because they’re walking more, they’re eating better, they’re more connected, they have more friends, they’re better engaged in the community,” Dr. Phillips Charities Chairman Jim Ferber said of the Spring Lake project at its groundbreaking.