On May 16th, owners of The Harbor at Harmony Crossing Assisted Living and Memory Care officially broke ground for their new 60 bed community within The Village at Harmony Crossing at Lake Oconee. Local community leaders, other honored guests and The Harbor management company, Thrive Senior Living, joined the owners for this auspicious occasion.
The ceremony, which was attended by over 75 invitees, was held in front of Phase II of The Village at Harmony Crossing shopping center between Highway 44 and Harmony Road in Eatonton, Ga. where the new 41,000 square foot assisted living neighborhood will be located.
Developer and principal, Lowell White, fellow principal, Ray Kramer and owner of Thrive Senior Living, Jeramy Ragsdale, highlighted the exciting features of this new and innovative community.
• 41,000 square feet in single story construction
• 60 individual resident suites
• Dedicated staff, including an executive director, director of excitement, wellness director and full time memory-care coordinator
• cutting edge technology
“We are honored to be a part of this team,” says Jeramy Ragsdale, president of Thrive Senior Living. “Our team is very selective about who we partner with and there was no doubt in our minds that this local group headed by Lowell White and Ray Kramer had the best interest of the community at heart and wanted to bring a top notch senior living community to the area.”
Another featured speaker at the groundbreaking was chairman of the Putnam county commissioners, Steve Hersey, who expressed his excitement for what this project brings for the Putnam County area as a whole. “This groundbreaking signifies the meeting of a big demand for our area,” says Hersey. “We are providing an exceptional neighborhood for senior citizens to come and expect a high quality lifestyle. In addition, this new project will be a boost to our local economy by bringing over 30 new jobs to the area plus a number of jobs from its construction. We want to thank Lowell White and all of the local investors for having the vision and the commitment to bring this new senior living facility to our community.”
Also present for the groundbreaking event were a dozen of the local investors that have supported the creation of The Harbor project including investor and principal Gary Corte. “This is an exciting day,” says Corte. “The first time I was approached by Ray Kramer and Lowell White, I knew that this was a very important need in our community. When they explained to me the approach of getting local investors involved with the project, my wife, Nancy and I knew immediately that this was something that we wanted to be associated with. I am honored that they asked me to not only be an investor, but also a principal. The groundbreaking today is the result of over a year of hard work and I am proud to be on the team with Jeramy, Lowell and Ray to bring this new community to our area. I cannot wait for the ribbon cutting next spring and to see residents making this wonderful new community their home.”
Other team members present were Charlie Vill of Oconee Construction, who will serve as General Contractor, architect Keith Price of KTP Architecture, and Will Rivenbark of State Bank and Trust, the project’s lender.
A reception followed in Phase I of Harmony Crossing at Chez-Michelle restaurant, which looks forward to serving future residents of The Harbor. Here guests were able to meet the local investors and Jeramy Ragsdale and his team from Thrive Senior Living.
Grading for the project has begun. Site development should be complete by the end of June with construction set to begin by the 1st of July. Completion of the project is slated for the spring of 2014. A Welcome Center for The Harbor will be open to the public in Harmony Crossing by September of this year.
For additional information on The Harbor visit www.HarboratHarmonyCrossing.com or on facebook by searching “The Harbor at Harmony Crossing.” You can also email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-438-4441.
About Thrive: Thrive Senior Living is an Atlanta, GA-based owner and operator of senior living communities. Thrive has been involved with 14 senior living communities in four states, and has been blessed with tremendous growth since its inception in 2009. The principals of Thrive believe firmly in changing the status-quo of the senior living industry through innovation, thoughtful design, and resident-focused care. Find out more at www.thriveseniorliving.com.