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As published in Toledo Business Journal - May 1, 2021

Rendering of the new Maumee Pointe assisted living and memory care facility

Rendering of the new Maumee Pointe
assisted living and memory care facility

$11.7M Maumee Pointe project underway

The Douglas Company is serving as the general contractor for a new $11.7 million assisted living and memory care project that broke ground in November 2019 and is expected to be complete in December 2021. Maumee Pointe assisted living and memory care will be located at 1050 Medical Center Parkway in Maumee.

Designed by Davison Smith Certo Architects, Inc., Maumee Pointe will be a 69,310 square foot assisted living and memory care community developed by Sage Real Estate Development of Rochester, New York. The new senior living community will consist of a single-story building including 22 memory care units for individuals with dementia-related conditions and a two-story assisted living building offering 58 one-bedroom suites.

Amenities at Maumee Pointe will include an arts and crafts area, spa, chapel, bistro and dining area, wellness center, sunroom, and lounges. The exterior layout consists of two courtyards, a fire pit, and a greenhouse. According to The Douglas Company, Davison Smith Certo Architects, Inc. designed the new community to bring a new senior living standard to the Maumee area, which will be the first of its kind within Maumee city limits.

“This project will mark the second collaboration between The Douglas Company and Sage Real Estate Development, and we are especially excited this project is located in our own backyard. We take great pride in being part of the project team to bring their vision to life on this new state-of-the-art senior living development in the Maumee area,” stated Chris Vasel, project manager with The Douglas Company.

According to Vasel, over the last several decades, The Douglas Company has built a reputation nationally as a leader in senior living construction.

“We are thrilled that Maumee Pointe has allowed us to bring that expertise back to our region. Maumee Pointe is the sister facility to Brooklyn Senior Living in Brooklyn, Ohio, built for the same operations and development team in 2017. Just like its cousin facility, it will bring an elevated level of assisted living and memory care options to the residents of Maumee, both in the quality of the facility itself and the care that the Meridian Senior Living team will deliver,” said Vasel.

The driving force for the Maumee Pointe development is a demand for a senior living community within Maumee proper, noted Vasel.

Current construction of Maumee Pointe

Current construction of Maumee Pointe

“Our goal is to provide a best-in-class luxury senior living community in and around Maumee and the greater Toledo area,” he added.

Maumee Pointe will provide laundry facilities on-site, 24-hour emergency maintenance, organized activities and life enrichment programs, scheduled transportation service, community outings, housekeeping services, 24/7 nurse and care team on-site, and on-site physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. The community will also be pet-friendly.

“Maumee Pointe raises the bar for older adults expecting more from senior living in Maumee. In response to a strong demand for senior living services in the area, Maumee Pointe will be the first to deliver world-class assisted living and memory care within the city of Maumee,” said Vasel.

“Maumee Pointe residents will enjoy the state-of-the-art building which supports an active lifestyle that encourages socialization and support residents’ physical and psychological needs. Residents will enjoy fitness programs in a modern wellness center, indulgent visits in the spa and salon, creative art workshops in the craft studio, and planting activities in the greenhouse. The beautiful sunrooms, lounges, two courtyards, and a fire pit will cultivate planned and social gatherings. Residents will enjoy a welcoming restaurant and bistro serving culinary delights three times a day prepared by the community’s executive chef.

“Memory care residents will benefit from national seniors housing operator Meridian Senior Living’s MONTESSORI MOMENTS IN TIME™ programming, a distinctive dementia care program based on a Montessori methodology for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Consistent with this program is the community’s dedication to nurturing a safe environment that promotes dignity for each resident in a warm, home-like setting, where they are cared for and where they can thrive. Maumee Pointe will raise the expectations of what the community of Maumee wants from senior living,” said Vasel.

Maumee Pointe will hire approximately 50-60 in-house employees. In addition, Maumee Pointe will partner with third party resources in the area such as therapy services, physicians, visiting services, and other ancillary providers to create the best quality of life for its residents, noted officials.