September 12, 2016
MADISON, AL–Cobalt Seniors and Shepherd Health announce Shepherd Living at The Range, an upscale 124-resident community offering spa-like living on roughly 14 lush acres in Madison, a growing suburb of Huntsville, Alabama. The joint venture has purchased the property from NitNeil Partners and is developing the community with architectural firm Erdman, Redstone Federal Credit Union and contractor DeAngelis Diamond.
The project will create approximately 200 jobs throughout the construction period and, once completed, approximately 65+ additional jobs for permanent operations. Shepherd will be hiring health and wellness experts, caregivers, and administrative and business staff, as well as workers in the food service industries and grounds maintenance. The community will be managed by Shepherd Senior Living.
Shepherd Living is a way of life and residents of Madison, AL will soon experience all that means. As explained by Joseph Jasmon, CEO of Shepherd Senior Living, “We’ve never understood the industry’s insistence to build beautiful environments, and then fail to truly operationalize them – full of forced group activities that very few people actually enjoy. We don’t deteriorate as we age, if anything, our intellect, sense of humor, and desire to engage with family and our communities are only enhanced. Shepherd Living honors that – creating spaces that are, quite simply, joyful, care-free versions of life as it has always been.”
Residents will enjoy a host of amenities, including gourmet farm-to-table food, fine wine storage, a full-service salon, a greenhouse and numerous gardening opportunities, private kitchens, animal therapy, extensive walking trails and landscaping throughout the large grounds, and a tavern to enjoy Alabama football. The wellness lifestyle at Shepherd Living at The Range also includes daily classes ranging from meditation and gentle yoga to aerobics and circuit training.
Luckily, for seniors in Madison, these amenities aren’t just for community residents. Shepherd Living at The Range welcomes the broader 65+ community to its world-class spa and wellness center, featuring both traditional and Ayurvedic massage and a thermal experience replete with Laconium room, thermal pool and heated loungers, and a traditional Finnish sauna. The fully-outfitted gym includes an exterior plunge pool. Group classes and private instruction are available 7-days a week.
Similarly, Shepherd Living at The Range will extend to both its residents and the broader Madison senior community exceptional medical services in the form of on-site physical therapy and other rehabilitation services.
“Our communities are state of the art, harmonizing technology and wellness in a way never seen before,” says Christine Menedis, co-Founder and CEO of Shepherd Health. “The best tech is seamless – it should anticipate your desires and enhance your experiences. For our residents and their families, that translates into entertainment, HIPAA-compliant health record access, and, most importantly, visibility and peace of mind for families, who can see exactly how Mom or Dad is doing any given day.”
Founders of both Cobalt and Shepherd have been instrumental in pushing and transforming the broader healthcare and development industries. As stated by Erik de Vries, Principal and President of Cobalt, “Cobalt has become synonymous with cutting edge, quality healthcare. We are excited to bring that same level of care to senior living in Madison. Shepherd Living at The Range is going to be a dynamic, thriving addition to the community.”