One of San Angelo's largest retirement comunitys will be growing and expanding even more and getting a new face lift. 

Baptist Memorials Ministries announced yesterday(Tuesday) that a $22 million renovation and expansion of Baptist Retirement Community is designed to reposition the senior living community which has been open since 1951.

Officials say they plan to start the project formally next summer or sooner, plans for the community include:

  • Expansion and renovation of Henley/Mabee high rises which will be transformed into a "Texas Style" 80 apartment independent living community.
  • A new attached wellness center that will include a dining venue, computer learning area, library, bistro, community room, aerobics area and heated pool.
  • Two new homes that will serve residents with memory loss, this will be a 28 apartment home serving 30 residents with memory loss.
  • Two new Green House homes, which is a model that provides for elders needing skilled nursing care.
  • Campus Beautification. New signal lights, signs,and overhauling the landscape on campus. Officials say they will be utilizing techniques that require less water.
Courtesy Baptist Retirement Community

 

It is estimated to take five years to complete the project, but it will be completed in two phases: the first phase will be the construction of the new assisted living memory care and two new Green Houses, phase two will include the renovation of the high rise for independent living residents. Tommy Hiebert chair of Baptist Memorials Board was quoted saying the project is "win-win for the entire community; obviously for the residents for Baptist Retirement Community but also for everyone living in San Angelo and the Concho Valley. Baptist is such a vital part of our community and this project means we'll continue serving elders for many years to come".