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EFA DESIGN SHOWCASE
CONTINUING CARE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

Brio, a WesleyLife Community for Healthy Living JOHNSTON, IOWA
Submitted by: Pope Architects ST. PAUL, MINN.

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Brio, a WesleyLife Community
for Healthy Living, is designed with
wellness as its foundation. Brio blends
high-quality modern living with attractive amenities and dining choices,
all at an approachable price tag.
Sited on 22 acres in a suburb of Des
Moines, the community serves 55+
through all stages of care, including
end of life and late stage Alzheimer's.
The provider pushed innovation
and took risks to emulate the quality
of their existing higher-end CCRC
environments and create a comprehensive community that meets the
affordability of the Midwest's middle
market. Every decision was weighed
against what would create the greatest
impact on the residents' quality of life
while keeping project costs and rates
reasonable.
The heart of the community is an
advanced, spacious Wellness Center.
It is the social and physical gateway
that strategically connects all residents
conveniently and represents the core
mission of Brio - encouraging vitality
at every age. Like a hospitality-based
fitness club, it offers yoga, group
classes and cardio equipment that are
integrated in the same physical space
as skilled care therapy which serves
long-term care residents. Blending
fitness and therapy was a balance in
meeting code requirements and providing safety while creating a visually
connected environment. The result
is an energetic environment where
residents can encourage one another
on their health journeys.
Brio promotes person-centered
care by maximizing flexibility and
amenities that encourage individual
choice. The community's inclusive
dining environments offer maximum
choice and change of scenery for all
independent and assisted living residents. Instead of a sea of tables there
are options with clusters of tables,
booths, ceiling changes, walls details,
sliding doors, a variety of views, and
interesting lighting. It can feel like a
different restaurant for every meal,
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