Personal care facility dedicated

It will be months before the personal care facility under construction on Route 202 is ready to open but that didn’t stop a dedication ceremony.

The Residence at Chadds Ford — on the site of the old C Harry B4 U Buy — won’t open until spring or early summer, depending on who’s speaking, but parent company LCB Senior Living held a dedication ceremony at the site Wednesday morning, Dec. 12. On hand were state Rep. Stephen Barrar, COSA Director Denise  Stewart, Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone and Concord Township Councilman John Crossan, along with LCB CEO Michael Stoller.

Barrar and Stewart welcomed LCB to the Chadds Ford area and said it would be a benefit to the community by bringing in jobs and a safe place for seniors. Barrar, as is his custom, brought a state flag to the ceremony and gave it to Stoller who said, “It’s a thrill to be in Chadds Ford.”

Chadds For Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone signs a rendering of the building. Everyone attending the dedication was asked to sign. It will be hung in the building once construction is finished.

LCB has 21 properties in 6 states, Stoller said. The Residence at Chadds Ford will have 84 apartments and can accommodate up to 104 residents. In addition to typical services for such a facility, the Residence also includes a memory care center and is pet-friendly.

Further, there are three different apartment units: studio, one bedroom and two-bedroom units. Each unit has its own kitchenette, but there’s also a common corridor kitchen if neighbors in the building want to have a small gathering.

There’s also a theater, recreation facilities and a bistro, as well as an anytime dining restaurant serving three meals per day. Stollers was proud of the fact that “Residents can have whatever they want to eat at any time. If they want steak for breakfast and eggs for dinner, they can have that.”

Stoller also referred to the facility as a “grand scale home.”

Prices for a studio apartment start at $5,700 per month. Ted Doyle, the vice president of marketing said the pricing is reasonable since there’s a doctor on site, the memory clinic, and residents don’t have to go buy food.

Even with the opening not expected for at least another five months, there are already deposits for 20 percent of the units.

The Residence at Chadds Ford is still under construction and not expected to open before spring or early summer.

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About Rich Schwartzman

Rich Schwartzman has been reporting on events in the greater Chadds Ford area since September 2001 when he became the founding editor of The Chadds Ford Post. In April 2009 he became managing editor of ChaddsFordLive. He is also an award-winning photographer.

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