On Dec. 2, Oklahoma Methodist Manor (OMM) in Tulsa officially broke ground for its Crestwood senior-living center.
In Tulsa, Crestwood Charter Club members take their turn during the groundbreaking at Oklahoma Methodist Manor.
On the 40-acre OMM campus, the new four-story building will contain 103 residences, ranging in size from 670 to 1,500 square feet. Crestwood is scheduled to open in 2012.
On display at the groundbreaking ceremony was a time capsule, filled with items related to the special day and with mementoes from Charter Club members, those who have reserved space in the new building. The time capsule will be built into Crestwood’s walls and be opened in December 2015.
Main speakers at the ceremony were Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett and OMM Board Chairman Gail Runnels. The Manor’s executive director is Steve Dickie.
"After considerable time in the planning and design phase, we are excited to begin construction on this new neighborhood," said Cari Owens, sales and marketing director.
Besides the added housing, Owens explained, Crestwood enables OMM to keep up with trends in elder care, according to a Tulsa World story.
Residents will enjoy five dining venues, garage parking beneath the building, and covered walkways to other buildings on the Manor campus. The Spann Wellness Center in Crestwood will offer an indoor walking track, heated salt-water pool, and wellness programming. Continuing education courses and a business center are planned.
The building will offer more than 20,000 square feet of common areas, including a Members’ Club with fireplace, demonstration kitchen, two hobby zones, a living room/library, mail center, and theater.
OMM is affiliated with the Oklahoma Conference and has served senior citizens since 1956. Its campus, at 4134 E. 31st St., provides independent living, assisted living, and nursing care to about 300 residents. A memory care center is set to open in the spring.