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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE

The Highlands at Wyomissing - Personal Care Building WYOMISSING, PA.
Submitted by: SFCS Architects BLUE BELL, PA.
The Highlands sought to
re-position their Assisted Living
Building. The primary goals were to
create a dedicated memory support
program, in a household setting, and
to elevate their assisted living to match
the premiere level of the rest of the
campus, in terms of amenities, service
and finishes. Other project goals
focused on bringing in an abundance
of natural light and creating flexible
and easily accessible outdoor spaces.
Lower Level - Assisted Living: The
lower floor was re-configured to create
a distinct neighborhood for assisted
living residents but designed to be
an extension of the main clubhouse.
The wing is connected to and open to
the clubhouse to engage and attract
independent living residents to the
new amenity spaces, especially the
Bistro. A new garden space was
created in a previously underutilized
space and has a wide-format, twosided gas fireplace under a pergola, a
gardening area, a pond with waterfall
and an outdoor kitchen/bar area.
The entire center section of the
lower level was demolished and
re-built to provide a new bistro area,
coffee bar and living room with
a fireplace chimney that soars up
into a large roof monitor bringing
natural light right into the heart of
the common space. The campus
fitness center was enlarged and
connected back to the assisted living
neighborhood to provide direct
access and encourage greater use. A
new fitness garden, with dramatic
shade sails, was created to allow for
outdoor yoga or tai chi as well as
passive enjoyment.
Upper Level - Memory Care:
The plan divides the existing upper
floor to create two, distinct memory
care households, each with their own
living and dining areas as well as
access to their own secured garden
space. One row of resident units on
each household were demolished to

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