Innovating to build a better lifestyle for the seniors of today and the future
Lincoln, NE. – June 12, 2019 –Eastmont announces a significant renovation and expansion project at their O Street Campus, in partnership with Transforming Age, the non-profit organization that Eastmont affiliated with in 2017. With the goal of creating a sustainable community for the residents of today and in the future, the $50 M redevelopment project will add indoor and outdoor amenities and expand the campus featuring 43 new apartment homes and a connection between the existing towers.
Founded in 1965, Eastmont was the first life care community in the state of Nebraska. “Our vision for this renovation is as ambitious and forward-thinking as the community has always been.” says Torsten Hirche, president and CEO of Transforming Age.
The architects behind the $50 M redevelopment, international design firm Perkins Eastman, bring expertise in innovative design concepts that incorporate natural surroundings into the concept. Known as “Biophilic design,” the firm has focused its design process on some key components that will integrate nature into the building.
“There are proven health benefits behind connecting our living experiences to our natural surroundings,” noted Leslie Moldow FAIA, Principal with Perkins Eastman and based in the firm’s San Francisco office. “It’s not only aesthetically beautiful, but having a connection with nature is an important component of the human experience that enriches lives and improves our mental and physical health. We believe it is essential to the residents’ well-being in a senior living community like Eastmont.”
The expansion will add several new amenities to the Eastmont community including a 200-seat performing arts center with multifunctional seating and multiuse chapel. A wellness center with indoor pool, hot tub, aerobics studio, and spa will provide residents with an inspiring and state-of-the-art space to pursue their wellness goals. A brand new lobby will be added, centered around a magnificent fireplace. Residents will also enjoy an added bistro, outdoor meditation space, library, top-floor lounge and landscaped courtyards with raised gardening beds and fire pits. The redevelopment will bring 12 memory care suites to serve the growing needs of older adults affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Along with Eastmont’s new expansion, the organization is also unveiling a new look. Eliminating “Towers” from their name and logo, the new brand will take Eastmont forward into the next 50 years.
PHOTO: By Perkins Eastman. Rendering of Eastmont’s redeveloped campus.
About Transforming Age
Transforming Age is a leading not-for-profit organization committed to improving the lives of older adults through community housing and services, technology development, research and advocacy. Founded in 1956, the organization operates 28 communities in Washington, Minnesota and Nebraska. In addition, it runs an online advocacy forum to combat ageism and its affiliated partner, GSI Research & Consulting, provides business service solutions to the industry. Its affiliate Full Life Care provides critical home and community based services to older adults and people with disabilities. The Transforming Age Foundation and affiliated foundations provide philanthropic programs aimed at supporting those in need.
Founded in 1965, Eastmont is a faith based, comprehensive senior lifestyle community which offers independent living, assisted living, skilled rehabilitation, long term and end-of-life care. As a not-for-profit, Eastmont is mission driven, embodies distinct values that guide daily operations, and is committed to being the choice provider of progressive senior living services where individuals thrive in all stages of life.