KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Developers broke ground Monday on a new, unique senior living facility in West Knox County.
Northshore Senior Living is a $12 million project that will include 68 suites and apartments for both independent and assisted living, plus an additional wing specifically for residents needing specialized care for memory loss.
The complex will be on seven park-like acres on Northshore Drive near Tooles Bend.
“This is intended to be a senior lifestyle community rather than a healthcare facility,” developer Rick Dover says. “Our residents’ safety and health are very much part of the design criteria and they are our top priority, but comfort and ambience come in a close second. Northshore Senior Living will be set up to look, operate, and feel like a country club.”
Dover says he believes the facility’s amenities will set it apart from anything else in West Knoxville. It will include a number of dining options, from fine dining to grab-and-go. It will also offer a bar, a library, computer labs and a wellness center featuring a salon/spa and a media room.
The property will have walking trails, a private lake and a fire pit area. Dover plans on having a full-time activities director and a free local transportation service for things like shopping, doctor’s appointments and social outings.
Northshore Senior Living will also prioritize eco-friendly features and materials will be sourced locally whenever possible.
Dover also says residents will have no buy-in or up-front costs. Northshore Senior Living will offer month-to-month contracts allowing residents to stay as long as they want, requiring only a month’s notice for move-out. The monthly fee includes all utilities, maintenance, transportation, dining, activities and supervision.