The Board of Trustees of Scott-Farrar is pleased to announce that they have obtained financing for their new retirement community, Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, and plans to begin construction immediately. A ground breaking ceremony was held on Friday, June 26th. The original design for the new senior living community remains intact: the sixty-three apartments of multi-level independent living, licensed assisted living, and licensed memory care will be built as originally conceived.
“We are very pleased that the construction will follow the original design under the new finance plan”, Peter LaRoche, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Scott-Farrar, is quoted as saying. The twenty-five independent living apartments are spaciously designed with fireplaces, sunrooms, and full kitchens. Residents will enjoy dinner in the main dining room with a view of the beautifully landscaped property leading down to the river. They will also have access to the art studio, exercise and fitness area, library, café and auditorium.
The twenty assisted living and eighteen specialty memory care apartments will offer the care and services for those residents who need assistance in those areas. The assisted living and memory care areas will have their own kitchen, dining, and comfortable seating areas for visiting and socialization. The memory care residents will have a courtyard style garden, and the assisted living residents will have access to a garden designed especially for them.
Gardening, woodworking, art, music, performances, literature, outings, shopping, and community events will all be part of the activities that all residents can take part in both on site and in the greater Peterborough area.
DEW/MacMillin Construction Company of Williston, VT and Keene, NH will begin construction of the three story, 72,300 square foot building this month. The construction will require 13 months and Scott-Farrar at Peterborough plans to open in early fall of 2016. One change in the schedule is that the current Scott-Farrar building will be demolished as construction begins. The design of Scott-Farrar at Peterborough, created by EGA Architects of Newburyport, MA is based on three neighborhoods of care and services, with a blend of social, dining, and leisure opportunities for all the residents and their guests. The entire building is built to high levels of fire safety and quality construction.