Thrive Senior Living Further Expands Footprint in Georgia and Maryland

October 21, 2019

ATLANTA–Thrive Senior Living is once again expanding its footprint in Georgia and Maryland to offer a more human-centric living experience for older adults. The industry leader announced plans to open two additional communities, Thrive on Skidaway and Tribute at Black Hill, in early 2020. Both communities are currently operating welcome centers and accepting reservations for residents looking for an engaging place to not only live, but thrive.

These two additions to the Thrive portfolio add to the count of six new builds and acquisition announcements this year, illustrating the company’s continued commitment to shifting the industry clinical experience to a human experience.

“Cookie-cutter thinking is great to streamline efficiencies in a kindergarten arts and crafts class but not for building senior living communities,” said Les Strech, President of Thrive Senior Living. “Over the course of ten years and 35 new developments, we have never built the same community twice. Several years ago, we began meeting with small groups of local residents in each market to do listening circles to understand day to day life in their community. The comments made in those listening circles ended up being key drivers in our design development process. This simple concept has made all of the difference, resulting in local residents taking ownership in the community before we ever even pour the slab.”

Nestled in the heart of charming Skidaway Island, Thrive on Skidaway will be conveniently located near The Landings, one of the largest gated communities in the country with six championship golf courses. This three-story property will house 146 residents across independent living, assisted living and memory care. It is designed to create a vibrant and active community, complete with an athlete’s center, library, bistro, courtyard, salon, yoga bar, stretch lab, dog wash station, golf cart parking and dedicated areas for pickleball, billiards, bocce ball and card games. Independent living apartments will be zen-like retreats with dens and sun rooms, flooded with natural light and equipped with SmartSuite technology to allow residents to electronically and easily control lighting, music and calendars.

Tribute at Black Hill will offer residents a prime location in the heart of Black Hill Germantown, a mixed-use development featuring offices, residential housing, retail shops and hotels—all within a natural green setting. The Maryland community will be located at 312 Baltusrol Drive and will feature 106 assisted living and 34 memory care suites, a creative studio, athlete’s center, cafe, library, salon and spa, gathering room and multiple terraces.

The community will feature an elevated and secure courtyard with rolling walking trails and restaurant-style dining with views of the lush courtyards. Residents can get a dose of afternoon entertainment at a high-back booth in the bar or curl up with a cup of coffee around the fire in the bistro—enjoying the best that Thrive has to offer in a familiar, comfortable atmosphere. Both communities are on track to open in early 2020.

Thrive Senior Living designs, develops and operates innovative independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the country with a fresh perspective on senior living. Privately held and headquartered in Atlanta, Thrive has been named a “2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE and a “Great Place to Work” by Activated Insights for two years in a row. The company currently operates communities in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, North Carolina, and the D.C. metro area and is focusing on growth across larger communities in primary and secondary markets.


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