Graham Cos. hosts Senior Village workshop Feb. 28
Thursday, February 16, 2017
In response to the growing need to properly care for the community’s senior residents, The Graham Companies has worked for several years with community and industry leaders, performed feasibility studies, and engaged design professionals to develop a plan to access a broad spectrum of senior lifestyle needs in Miami Lakes.
Modeled after a similar project working well in California, a plan has emerged that Graham representatives believe will provide a much-needed asset to the Town.
The proposed plan includes an active-senior rental community to be operated by The Graham Companies, plus an assisted living facility and skilled nursing facility operated by Miami Jewish Health, a local industry leader.
The 220-unit apartment community will consist largely of one-bedroom units with some two-bedroom units as well.
The assisted living facility will have the capacity to serve a maximum of 100 residents, and the skilled nursing facility will accommodate up to 80 patients. Miami Jewish Health will also provide a wide array of senior-living ancillary services.
Further, The Graham Companies is working with the Town to provide the Miami Lakes community with a 6,000 sq. ft. recreation and activity center within the complex geared primarily to serve the Town’s senior population.
At their February 8 meeting, the Town’s Elderly Affairs Committee lent their unanimous support of the project. Chairwomen Alexandra Alonso said, “This is just what we need in Miami Lakes to serve the interests of the Town’s elderly population.”
The overall project faces challenges to the plan a reality including zoning and land-use changes.
One of the first steps is to bring the project to the attention of Miami Lakes residents. To that end, The Graham Companies and Miami Jewish Health will host a workshop at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, in the Grand Slam Ballroom at Shula’s Hotel on Main Street to review their plans with the community.
All interested parties are welcome to attend.