by Brad Carlson, photography by Jim Peterson
On a walk through Edgewood’s new senior living community in northwest Eagle, amenities seem easier to spot than hallways thanks to an open layout and bright atmosphere. The inviting design is one reason demand by new residents has been strong so far.
“We are very optimistic,” said Karen Ray, marketing coordinator. “The community’s reaction to the assisted living and memory care building has been amazing. Everyone comments on how beautiful it is, as well as how colorful and bright the space is.” These are not the typical hallways of a senior community.
Eagle’s growth coupled with strong market-wide demand for senior living prompted the project—which has been well received since it opened in December. Edgewood Spring Creek Eagle Island’s new building has 32 memory care and 29 assisted living apartments along with many amenities. It is on Fisher Park Way adjacent to Idaho Fine Arts Academy, north of Idaho 44 and east of Linder Road.
The building enables Edgewood to offer a full range of residential options on site, from retirement-geared patio homes built in the past year to the new apartments. The site’s total of 49 patio homes includes 11 to be completed by late spring.
“We see a huge need for a continuum of care,” Marketing Director Cindy Barsness said. “People are looking to move into a carefree lifestyle with a community that can accommodate their changing needs.”
Eagle’s substantial growth includes new families seeking to bring their parents with them. This growth, and an upscale site accessed easily from other Treasure Valley communities, has helped drive a strong pace of reservations for Spring Creek Eagle Island’s apartments and patio homes. Families “want to be minutes away, not miles away,” Barsness said.
North Dakota-based Edgewood Management Group owns and operates more than 50 independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities in seven states. Idaho’s 10 include an assisted living community on North Eagle Road in Eagle.
“We are thrilled to open our newest senior community in Eagle,” Edgewood President and Chief Operations Officer Russell Kubik said in a release. “We are redefining senior living with our innovative design concept, which features Idaho art and artists and includes a pub, salon, spa, outdoor courtyard, and many other amenities for continued gracious living. You or your loved one will enjoy life fully.”
Kubik said Spring Creek Eagle Island’s memory care incorporates interactive “life stations” based on factors such as residents’ biographies, daily lives, hobbies, and where they worked—reflecting their wants, needs, and historical past. Barsness said demand for memory care is strong.
The building also has a physical therapy and exercise room. The building’s approximately 50-person staff includes two full-time activity specialists called life enrichment directors.
Barsness in late January said she expects the new building to be fully occupied within 18 months with a waiting list following soon thereafter. As for the patio homes, all existing residences were occupied and most of those under construction were reserved.
77 N. Fisher Park Way, Eagle ID 83616
Edgewood Spring Creek Website