September 30, 2019
BETHLEHEM, PA–Kirkland Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 55 and over, has announced plans to build Northwood Gardens II, expanding their current neighborhood of well-appointed Terrace Homes with access to amenities and designs unique to the Lehigh Valley area.
Northwood Gardens II will consist of two new buildings, each featuring 18 uniquely designed, luxury independent living Terrace Homes set in a thriving community of active older adults. Construction will begin this fall.
The new Terrace Homes will feature a variety of open concept floor plans ranging in size from 1,400 – 2,100 square feet. Each will have multiple views of the beautiful surroundings, upgraded finishes, an open kitchen with a large island, large windows, walk-in closets, full size laundry room, and private, covered terraces. The Terrace Homes will also offer enclosed, heated and cooled walkways, sunrooms, large storage areas on each floor, private entrances, and lower level garage parking.
“What we hear from residents is that what they love about living here isn’t just about being in a beautiful home—the value for them is in the friendships and experiences they enjoy as residents of Northwood Gardens,” said Samantha A. Roos-Meiser, Executive Director of Kirkland Village. “This community is truly special and unique, and we’re excited to add more Terrace Homes to offer this style of living to new people.”
Newcomers to Northwood Gardens II will be welcomed into an active community of older adults who regularly engage in activities, enjoy the outdoor gardens, or socialize in The Skylight Pub and Bistro on site. Residents are highly involved in shaping the community’s culture and activities. The Kirkland Village Resident Council boasts more than 14 committees dedicated to a wide variety of interests, including art and décor, dining, volunteerism, excursions, movie screenings, and more.
The expansion comes as demand grows for active communities with distinctive home designs. The Lehigh Valley area is cited as a top location to retire by Forbes and Money Magazine. Current residents and visitors frequently take advantage of the extensive shopping, dining, and history the area has to offer. Centrally located in the Lehigh Valley, Northwood Gardens II is just an hour outside of Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.
Northwood Gardens II will be situated on the Kirkland Village campus, which provides convenient access to the full continuum of care, if and when residents need additional support. Kirkland Village serves individuals 55 and over in residential living, personal care, skilled nursing, rehabilitation, and more to meet residents’ changing needs over time. The community is also home to an extensive library, aquatic and fitness center, competitive billiards and bocce court, dog park, 24/7 emergency response, and more.
Kirkland Village is owned and operated by Presbyterian Senior Living, a not-for-profit provider of retirement and senior care services for more than 90 years. Presbyterian Senior Living provides services to approximately 6,000 seniors in 30 locations across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Ohio.