In March 2021, a newly completed multimillion-dollar health center at Village on the Green will open its doors to area seniors. Named “The Oaks” and located at 515 Village Place in Longwood, the health center adds 48 skilled nursing beds, 36 assisted living apartments, and 18 memory care suites to the 80-acre senior living community. With the assisted living and memory care additions, the community will now offer a full continuum of aging care services on-site.
“We are passionate about providing the best health services to seniors and their families, and the new health center is an invaluable addition to our offerings,” said, Rachel Blumberg, executive director at Village on the Green. “Residents can move into independent living knowing that virtually all their current and future health care needs can be taken care of without having to leave our campus. Furthermore, older adults in the Orlando area benefit as they are able to access our services as well.”
The health center addition is part of a larger $56 million communitywide expansion and redevelopment initiative. The overall project also includes 20 new independent living villas, a new fitness center, additional dining venues, a refurbished auditorium with state-of-the-art technology, and more.
“These enhancements ensure we’re able to sufficiently serve the growing local senior population for years to come,” said Blumberg, pointing to data from the state of Florida that projects the 65-plus population in Seminole County to exceed 145,000 by 2030. “In our experience, the newest generation of retirees expect top-quality lifestyle offerings and we’re always striving to exceed that. Providing quality health care is always a top priority, and we’re looking forward to positively impacting many lives with our new health center.”
The health center’s architectural and interior designs were executed by Atlanta-based THW Design. Birmingham, Alabama’s Brasfield & Gorrie served as general contractor.
Village on the Green is the only skilled nursing provider in Florida to earn the Governor’s Panel on Excellence Gold Seal award for 19 consecutive years. The award recognizes senior care organizations that demonstrate excellence in long-term care over a sustained period; promote the stability of the industry; and facilitate the physical, social, and emotional well-being of residents. The community also holds a five-star rating from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.