Continental East Development
Continental East Development recently celebrated the groundbreaking of their latest senior assisted living facility, Renaissance Village Murrieta, located directly across the street from The Colony, a retirement golf community.
Renaissance Village sits on seven acres and will provide state-of-the-art assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. Renaissance Village Murrieta is slated for completion in the spring of 2016, according to Matt Driscoll, CED’s Superintendent of Construction.
Al Rattan, president of CED, said, “What’s unique about the Renaissance Village is that it is a planned project that allows our seniors to age in place. It will have a culmination of assisted care, memory care and in a subsequent phase, what we call a sub-acute, which allows the seniors to do short stays for rehabilitation therapy.”
CED is currently constructing another Renaissance Village which is located in Moreno Valley. It’s Executive Director, Mark Lung, explains the vision for both facilities. “The name was thoughtfully considered…when we talk about the Renaissance period, [we talk about] the renewal, the enlightenment, the refreshment…We really want not just our line staff, but our residents and their family members to have a very active role in how we operate the building.”
Joan Sparkman was one the many residents of The Colony who attended the groundbreaking. She is excited about the new facility conveniently located across the street from her saying it will not only have a positive impact on the community, but the whole region.
The groundbreaking ceremony attracted a variety of attendees including city and government officials. Murrieta’s Bruce Coleman said with the addition of Renaissance Village Murrieta, the city is becoming the regional healthcare center for southwest Riverside County. He added, “Continental East is a major developer in the community. We are very honored to work with Al [Rattan] and his staff.”
Murrieta Mayor Pro-Tem Harry Ramos was also in attendance stating that Renaissance Village Murrieta will increase the independence for the senior demographic. He said he was honored to have this facility in the city.
Tom Freeman, Commissioner for Foreign Trade for the Riverside County Economic Development Agency said the project is about bringing jobs to the region. “The beauty about these types of jobs, are these are all medical professionals,” he said. “So we’re getting the high paying jobs that our supervisors and our cities want to see; doctors, nurses, technicians and of course there are the construction jobs that come in while we are building this wonderful facility.”
Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone, Third District, said CED is setting the standard for care with Renaissance Village and ultimately preparing for the care for ourselves. He said, “These types of facilities are going to be more in demand as the baby boomer generations begin to mature.”
With hard hats adorned and shovels in hand, CED staff, city officials and investors shoveled dirt onto a pile officially breaking ground for Renaissance Village Murrieta.
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