Red Deer, Alberta
Designed to accommodate a diverse and multifaceted ‘Age in Place’ community, Inglewood is being successfully managed by Symphony Senior Living, an organization which embraces the European model of care as an integral part of every senior’s life.
The project is designed with a four-storey component housing independent living and a one-storey component housing the higher level of care facilities. The one-storey component encircles a dynamic courtyard designed to capture the sun which, in the shelter created by the four-storey, creates an effective micro-climate extending the shoulder seasons and allowing the residents the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors for greater period of time. The enclosure created by the courtyard walls allows residents with a propensity for elopement to enjoy the outdoor environment without risk.
The spaces adjacent to the courtyard are designed to transition effectively to the indoor environment. The rooms become an extension of the courtyard and open up to both the outdoors and to amenity spaces deeper within the building. The overall effect provides a dynamic and varied living environment allowing residents to enjoy the uniqueness of each respective space. This provides the diversity that is so valuable to residents who, for security reasons, are confined to a limited environment.
The interior living spaces provide an extreme departure from the institutional environment typical for many facilities. The common living spaces are provided in the form of comfortable lounges, cozy bistros and unexpected amenities including a bowling alley.
Suites sizes and floor plans are varied to respond to specific resident needs and are clustered to provide neighbourhood options for every level of care. In the final analysis Inglewood provides a retirement environment that has established new levels of comfort and amenity in a care facility.
“At Symphony we believe in being present for others and providing comfortable and harmonious environments – visit one of our communities and allow us to show you the Symphony Difference.”
Lisa M. Brush,
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Symphony Senior living