Tucson-based Watermark Retirement Communities and Houston-based Hines are building a new senior living community in Houston Heights, in northwest-central Houston, Texas. The seven-story building will consist of 223 independent living, assisted living and memory care residences. Floor plans will range from studio to two bedroom.
The campus will feature world-class common area amenities including fitness rooms, art studio, theater, library, swimming pool, activities lawn, a salon and golf simulator. A amply equipped wellness center will offer a rich variety of movement and exercise classes. The calling card for this community however will be its cuisine. Residents will enjoy several dining venues, including a café, a bar and a formal dining room and more casual gallery on the top floor that will feature skyline views.
Many of Watermark’s innovations will promote a spirit of engagement and wellness in the community. An anchor of this programming is award-winning Watermark University. Grounded in current research showing that an engaged life brings a remarkable range of benefits in aging adults, Watermark University promotes life-long learning and whole-person well-being. Classes will span a wide variety of subjects, generally orchestrated to increase community engagement and provide a strong balance of integrative benefits. They also celebrate the unique passions and experiences of each faculty member.
At the Houston Heights community members will benefit from a recent Watermark innovation that invites each resident to explore just how they want to integrate wellness services and amenities into their daily lives. Each month residents may use a designated amount of their rent towards the services and amenities of their choosing. It could be dining but it could also be a selection from a broad menu of spa services or personal training programming. This flexible spending promotes resident interest and encourages trial to accelerate the process of discovery for a personal best lifestyle.
Construction is expected to start in December 2019.
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