The Highlands at Wyomissing announces renovation and expansion

October 6th, 2011

WYOMISSING, PA – The Highlands at Wyomissing will break ground on a major renovation and expansion of the community area of the main building beginning this fall.

The renovation and additional square footage to the main section of the 20+ year old building has been planned by administration, Board members and community residents for more than 3 years and will now become a reality.

For more than two decades ago, the physical plant of The Highlands has served the community well. A primary goal of this project is to preserve the integrity of the existing building, yet enhance and update the appearance. It is The Highlands intention to improve resident’s access to services, features and amenities while incorporating innovative features to distinguish The Highlands as they most appealing Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the region.

The design concept includes an addition of a one-story structure to the front of the main building, an expansion to support service functions, infrastructure improvements, and a significant remodel of the existing core of the building with added and expanded services and amenities, including additional parking.

“The community building repositioning is an important strategic initiative that supports our long-term vision and will enable us to enhance our operational success” said Jim Adamowicz, President of The Highlands.

The key resident enhancements for expansion/renovation include: a new enlarged multipurpose room to accommodate large group events. This space will be divisible for smaller group events and programs. It will also be used for worship space. The current library will expand to include additional space for books, comfortable seating for reading and computers for research.

The Fulton Bank will relocate and offer more space for transactions and safety deposit boxes. The salon/spa will be enlarged and add space to introduce new spa services, including massage, pedicures, and facials. The Gift Shop will provide space for additional merchandise for residents and visitors. There will be an enhanced health and wellness space for wellness services including blood pressure and weight clinics, flu shots, and home care services.

The most significant enhancement will be to dining services with an expanded Cafe’ for causal dining, a Club Room, including a bar, with full wait staff service casual dining and an update to the formal Terrace Room. Additional meeting rooms will be added for a variety of events and programs. An update to the fitness center is also planned.

Phased construction is anticipated to begin September 2011 and continue through spring of 2013. The Highlands is excited about this next chapter in its history. The organization looks forward to serving the needs and wants of a new generation of seniors moving to The Highlands.

The Highlands at Wyomissing, a member of The Reading Hospital health system, is a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Wyomissing Pa, offering residential, personal care and nursing and rehabilitation services. For more information on The Highlands at Wyomissing call (610) 288-3405.