Avanti Senior Living, a revolutionary senior living development, operations and ownership company, is announcing its plan to build a $15 million assisted living and memory care community in Flower Mound. Avanti at Flower Mound will bring a unique balance of sophisticated living, cutting-edge design and technology, and unrivaled care that will surpass the highest benchmarks currently in the senior living industry. Avanti plans to break ground in January, just north of Cross Timbers Road and Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound, and the community expects to welcome the first resident in early spring 2016. Avanti at Flower Mound will create more than 50 employment opportunities.
Once open, at least 90 seniors will enjoy living in the 77,000-square-foot residence. Avanti is partnering with architects at PRDG, interior designers at studioSIX5, and brokers and developers at Cypressbrook Company to make the community a reality. Tim Hekker, CEO, and Lori Juneau-Alford, COO, founded Avanti Senior Living leveraging their combined 50-plus years of senior living and healthcare experience.
“We are excited to pioneer a whole new concept for assisted living and memory care by combining technology, quality care and innovative design,” said Hekker. “Our goal is to build and manage a community where residents live with independence, choice and endless opportunities to socialize. The layout of the community will give residents easy access to various destinations, including a state-of-the-art wellness center with ballet bar and fitness equipment, a theater, a full-service salon and spa offering relaxation therapy, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage, hair styling and manicures/pedicures, and a fully functional art studio with an abundance of natural light and a stone wall for the residents to display artwork.”
The community will provide 50 assisted living and 40 memory care suites. One- and two-bedroom spacious suites will boast plush carpets, wood flooring, expansive windows, walk-in closets, oversized showers, stone countertops, upgraded finishing on plumbing, appliances and other household features, expansive counter space and storage space, and other signature features. In addition, RFID keyless entry will allow residents to enter and exit their suites without worrying about carrying their keys.
“We are passionate about our commitment as change agents in senior living and look forward to providing exceptional care to all seniors,” said Juneau-Alford. “We plan to overcome common misconceptions associated with senior housing and create a transformative experience for our residents by giving them a multitude of choices, a culture of connectedness and a sense of empowerment. We feel privileged to bring our unique concept to Flower Mound and serve seniors who deserve the best lifestyle experience and care.”
Hekker and Juneau-Alford created the company with a vision to fundamentally redefine the customer service experience for assisted living and memory care by providing a quality of life that fosters independence. Tim Hekker has completed $925 million in acquisitions and has developed more than $1.8 billion in senior housing properties over the past 30 years. Juneau-Alford spent 16 years conducting market research and feasibility studies, as well as lobbying for the senior living industry and hands-on sales, marketing and operation of senior housing communities nationwide.
APhotos Courtesy of Avanti Senior Living
Photo 1: Interior rending of Avanti Senior Living Community main entrance and ‘Savor’ Lounge