Archive for June, 2016

Dallas Memory Care — Ahead of Schedule

Dallas Memory Care is the newest phase of The Westminster of Dallas in Dallas, Georgia and is ahead of schedule at 50% of completion. Final roofing should be complete by middle of June.

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The Westminster of Dallas was designed with resident’s wellness, security, dignity and quality of life in mind. The design is focused on the residents of today, and the future, providing personalized service and experiences.

The design provides a community house paired with four memory care neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has 12 resident studios, life group and parlor spaces, and resort-style dining rooms.

Resident amenities include public and private dining spaces, a casual dining café, salon, living rooms, life groups, wellness center, and varied activity spaces.  Also included is a solace space, which provides a quiet retreat from activities that may have caused some brief resident agitations.

The community house provides administrative and clinical support to each neighborhood, including the resort-style Wellness Center, Chapel. Salons, central kitchen and laundry, and administrative functions.

The overall community design provides many activity choices, maximizing independence and safety, and encouraging movement. Each neighborhood is inter-connected to the community spaces, and free circulation is encouraged.

The shingle-style aesthetic with warm colors, transitional finishes and furnishing, and vibrant artwork permeates the interiors.

The Great Room includes cathedral ceilings, and is organized to allow daylight to enter the space. Resident dining spaces allow light to access the space from two sides. This encourages residents to access the interior gardens through shaded porches and helps alleviate sundowning issues with living spaces that remain bright all day.  Parlors in each neighborhood provide flexible space that serves as a quiet den or a vibrant activity space.

Families, residents, and staff flourish at Westminster of Dallas and enjoy everyday living, with abundant choice, concierge-style living, personalized services and experiential living.

Foundations! First Baptist Church of Jonesboro

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Editor’s note: The following article appears in the May 2016 issue of Religious Product News.

First Baptist Church of Jonesboro has enjoyed much success at its greater Atlanta-area campus. In 2001, the church began upgrading its facilities, starting by adding a Recreation Outreach Center, called The ROC, as a ministry for youth.

In 2010, the church took on a major renovation of its 57,500-square-foot worship center. The next step was to renovate and expand its existing three-story children’s building.

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Church leadership called on CDH Partners from Marietta, Georgia, the architects they had used for its previous projects, to help streamline their plans.

During previous renovations, the church had moved its fellowship hall from the first floor of the 30,000-square-foot children’s building to its old gymnasium, which opened a large amount of space. The building also had a drive-under portion that architects posed closing to add even more space.

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The renovated first floor would provide a secure entrance to the Children’s Center, as well as lead to the sanctuary. This floor would include classrooms and playrooms for toddlers and pre-K students. The second floor would have classrooms for younger elementary students. And the third floor would have classrooms for older elementary students. Please continue reading.