New senior living community planned

Plans for a new retirement community in Winchester were announced Tuesday.

Trilogy Management Services and DMK Development Group have announced plans to partner for the development of their next senior living community in Clark County, according to a press release.

DMK Development Group has secured 10 acres of land for purchase near the intersection of Bypass Road and Boonesboro Road.

Pending final approvals, construction could start as soon as this summer with completion as early as summer 2020, the release states.

“We identified a growing need in Winchester for a senior community that will provide quality, hospitality-based senior care without giving up the luxuries of home,”David Kitchen, founder and CEO of DMK Development Group, said. “The innovative design and hospitality-oriented care of our communities give aging Americans what they want today – more services, amenities and the attention they deserve. Our partnership with an award winning, best in class manager like Trilogy Management Services is an exciting collaboration towards continuing their mission to transform the senior care industry.”

The new community will feature 56 assisted living and 25 memory care apartments in a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites.

“Amenities will be as varied as the seniors who will call the community home,” according to the release. “Inside its walls, the community will boast a full-service bistro, multiple dining areas complete with an on-site chef, an activity room designed to accommodate everything from art projects to game nights, a beauty and barber salon, library, and a fitness center. Outside, seniors and their guests can enjoy beautifully landscaped courtyards, a putting green, lush gardens and more.”

The project will represent a total community investment of $14 million and create more than 200 construction jobs, as well as 60 to 70 permanent jobs once the community is open, according to the release.

“At Trilogy, we believe that our communities should be places where family comes to live,” Randall Bufford, president and CEO of Trilogy Management Services, said in the release. “This belief serves as the cornerstone of our operating philosophy, which establishes and nourishes family values such as compassion, respect, and honesty. We combine beautiful surroundings and out-of-this-world amenities with skilled, caring employees to create communities that are so much more than the sum of their parts. We call this the Trilogy Difference. You can feel it the moment you walk through our doors and see it everywhere you look. It is what sets our communities apart, and why we are a choice both our residents and their families can be proud of.”