Busy, Busy, Busy at this Florida Continuing Care Retirement Campus…
Here at Village On The Isle we are keeping very busy with many projects that have started or are in the planning stages. The first project that will start very soon will be replacing the communications doors with impact resistant automatic doors. By doing this we will continue our commitments to keeping our residents safe by systematically hardening the shell of the campus and providing protection from hurricanes.
Our next project is the replacement of the covered walkway lighting. Currently we are using fluorescent lighting in that area. We will be installing new LED lighting which will increase our lighting output, give us cleaner light, is cost effective by using less energy, and this will also decrease regularly scheduled maintenance on the fixtures.
In addition, our latest project that I am proud to be a part of is our Village On The Isle Cottages. Senior Management and the Board of Directors in keeping true to our mission statement, saw the need to enhance our campus. Adding these Independent Living Cottages to our Village gives our residents what they need and what they have been asking for. This project was started almost two years ago. We have jumped over many, many hurdles to finally be able to start. We were proud to have had the groundbreaking ceremony last month and construction has finally begun!
Last but not least, with our commitment to Meals on Wheels increasing and the expansion of our facility, it was evident that there would be a severe impact to our excellent kitchen crew. To maintain their superb menu we needed to expand and update our main kitchen. Our team carefully considered design, code issues, use of temporary equipment, power requirements and continuation of production. With all of this in mind, the plans have been finalized and the first phase of the project is expected to start in early January. We are very excited for all that this going on at Village! We strive to provide the best for our residents and our staff.