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Maris Grove Holds Ceremonial Beam Signing for New Continuing Care Building

September 4, 2020

Delaware County's premier continuing care retirement community expands health care options.

On August 28, 2020, Maris Grove, a distinctive senior living community in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, developed and managed by Erickson Living, held a ceremonial Beam Signing  for the construction of Evergreen Pointe, a new three-story, more than 76,000 square-foot assisted living building on campus. Throughout the country, Erickson Living communities are known for their dynamic lifestyle, state-of-the-art amenities, and superior health and wellness services. It's this commitment to innovation and excellence that makes Maris Grove an ideal choice for retirement living in Delaware County.

More than 20 guests attended the signing ceremony including Director of Continuing Care Danielle Hammer, Executive team members, Resident Advisory Council (RAC) Chair Dennis Swartz, RAC Rose Court liaison Louise Schmidt, RAC Medical Center liaison Anthony Scancella, RAC Health Services Committee Chair, Dr. William Amend, staff, and residents.

"The continued construction on this new building is exciting and supports our desire to increase the scope of person-centered care available on campus," said Executive Director Maureen Heckler. "Our commitment to innovation and excellence makes Maris Grove an ideal choice for every phase of your retirement life. Whether you join us in independent living, or need a higher level of care at some point, you'll find the full spectrum of quality medical care right outside your door. Our integrated care model is just what seniors are looking for." 

Construction of Evergreen Pointe is part of Maris Grove's multi-year plan to expand and renovate its existing continuing care residences, along with amenity spaces. Evergreen Pointe will feature 84 new assisted living apartment homes ranging in size from studios to one and two-bedroom styles. Each apartment home will include a private, full bathroom and a kitchenette, along with elegant finishes and spacious designs, and some will feature patios leading to an enclosed courtyard. Common areas available for use by all continuing care residents will include a living room, media room, creative arts studio, family kitchen, dining venue, games lounge, library nook, and fitness room.

The new building will be located adjacent to the existing continuing care building, Rose Court, which will be renovated to include a dedicated memory care neighborhood and redesigned lobby and bistro. The expansion of memory care offerings will include a secure roof-top garden and new amenities. The well-designed memory care residences will meet the specialized needs of residents by providing a stimulating, nurturing, and amenity-rich environment.

The construction of Evergreen Pointe is estimated to be complete in the Spring of 2021. Three independent living neighborhoods, with more than 1,200 independent living apartment homes, are also located on the picturesque 87-acre campus.

Maris Grove's standard of excellence for the provision of health care and commitment to meeting the individual needs of residents is well-known in the senior living marketplace. Most recently, Maris Grove continuing care neighborhood earned a Best Nursing Home designation by U.S. News & World Report for its short-term rehabilitation services. In addition, Maris Grove was named a 2020 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The project's designer is architectural firm SFCS. The Virginia-based architectural firm has a local office in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. The general contractor is Warfel Construction Company of East Petersburg, PA.

The community's continued growth will create new career opportunities. For more information about joining the talented team at Maris Grove, please visit

About Maris Grove: Maris Grove, one of 20 continuing care retirement communities developed and managed by Erickson Living®, is situated on a scenic 87-acre campus in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The not-for-profit community of more than 1,900 residents and 1,000 employees is governed by its own board of directors, affiliated with National Senior Campuses, who provide independent financial and operational oversight of the community. Additional information about Maris Grove can be found at

Photo: Maris Grove's Director of Continuing Care Danielle Hammer (front) and Maris Grove's Medical Center Director, Dr. Cathy Smith, at ceremonial beam signing ceremony.