Westminster Development Opening a New Senior Community in South Carolina

May 15, 2018

“Westminster Memory Care of Aiken” Brings First All-Memory-Care-Community to Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken, S.C. – Westminster Development announces the groundbreaking of Westminster Memory Care of Aiken in Aiken, S.C. Construction of the 48-unit, the luxury senior living community began this month, with scheduled completion in late Spring 2019.

Westminster Memory Care of Aiken will be the first memory-care-only community in Aiken and was designed specifically to serve seniors with memory loss through adult daycare and full-time resident programs, allowing seniors to live as independently as possible in a safe and caring environment. While full-time residents will live in the new community, Westminster will also have an adult daycare for seniors and persons with Alzheimer’s providing supervision and care in a structured setting during daytime hours. This program will allow primary caregivers of seniors and persons with memory care issues to work or take a break from their caregiving responsibilities.

“We saw the need for memory care in the Aiken, South Carolina area, and we are thrilled to bring the first-ever memory care community to this amazing city,” said James “Skip” Deupree, Developer at Westminster Memory Care.

Westminster Memory Care of Aiken was built and designed specifically for the needs of seniors diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia, or memory loss. The community will consist of a two-pod neighborhood with its own dining and activity space to help foster the feeling of home. Along with bird aviaries, virtual aquariums, the community will have the latest technology and services, including lights programmed to the circadian rhythm and natural skylights. The residents will also be able to enjoy scenic walking trails and courtyards throughout the community.

Charter Senior Living, one of the nation’s leading senior living management firms, has been selected as the management team for Westminster Memory Care of Aiken.

“We are honored to be part of this innovative memory care project and look forward to becoming part of the Aiken community,” said Keven J. Bennema, CEO of Charter Senior Living.

Charter Senior Living will be bringing in its exclusive Flourish℠ Memory Care Program to address the unique needs of residents living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

“Our goal for the residents is truly inspired by the name of this unique memory care program-to flourish. Flourish sm Memory Care is rooted in the belief and supported by leading-edge research that people living with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss can grow and flourish regardless of where they may on their journey,” added Bennema.

Charter Senior Living’s focus on the employee is unique in senior living care. In addition to specialized memory care training, all Charter employees receive enhanced customer service and hospitality training resulting in associates relating to residents in a therapeutic, individualized, and thoughtful way.

“The partnership and alignment between Westminster and Charter have been great,” said Michael Anderson, Vice President of Westminster Memory Care. “We are all very excited about serving the Aiken community and working together to positively impact our residents, our residents’ loved ones, and our employees.”

This new development is a $12.5 million economic impact, which in turn will bring more than 40 jobs to the local community. The community will be located at 2288 South Centennial Avenue in the city of Aiken, S.C. For more information on Westminster Memory Care of Aiken, please call (866) 213-1269 or visit www.westminstermemorycareaiken.com. Partners in this new project include Allen+Batchelor construction of Augusta, Ga. and AE Perspectives of Kennesaw, Ga.