July is Social Wellness Month, a time for focus on the relationships that keep us emotionally healthy, and increased awareness of the power of social healing to contribute to our happiness and well-being.
Social wellness is often a challenge for our senior population as reduced mobility makes it more difficult to be with family and friends on a regular basis. And of course this was greatly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and its enforced isolation –for all of us, but especially for seniors.
That’s why we’re so excited to have been involved in a fantastic project for seniors, which coincided perfectly with both the end of the pandemic and with Social Wellness Month.
The Ashburn Senior Center in Loudoun County, Virginia opened on June 17th, 2021. This spectacular, 15,000-square-foot facility is ADA accessible and provides administrative and program space for those 55 and older as well as staff and volunteers. The project will also be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified, demonstrating an eco-friendly design that meets the environmental needs of its community.
The Ashburn Center features an amazing array of resources including an art room, exercise and activity center, conference rooms, classrooms, computer lab, a commercial kitchen … even pool tables, a pottery kiln and pickleball. And while we were involved in much of the interior design and fit-out from the reception area to the conference rooms and classrooms, the center doesn’t stop there … many of the interior areas are designed to flow into the surrounding five-acre property and take advantage of the natural surroundings.
We’re so happy to have been a part of the creation of this amazing new facility with Grimm and Parker, and even more gratified that it answers a need for Loudoun County’s senior population … and just in time for Social Wellness Month.
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