$11 million expansion coming to The Legacy at North Augusta | Staunton News Leader

STAUNTON – An $11 million expansion project will bring more assisted living units and services to The Legacy at North Augusta.

The proposed project includes the construction of a three-story addition of almost 12,000 square feet which includes 10 new one-bedroom assisted living units. The new addition also includes an assisted living memory care unit with 18 total units on the third floor.

The multi-million dollar project will also bring capital improvements to the existing facility. Renovations will be done to the existing kitchen facilities, along with the conversion of six two-bedroom assisted living units into 12 one-bedroom and modified studio units, city documents said.

The Staunton Economic Development Authority approved the issuance of the $11 million bond during its March 14 meeting. The bonds will be payable solely from the revenues of the project and will not be an obligation of the state or the City of Staunton, city documents said. The bonds will be sold Cross Point Capital LLC as the underwriter.

The renovations will bring the room count up from 104 to 121 rooms, which includes 18 memory care buildings.  According to Cherie Powers, the executive director for The Legacy at North Augusta, construction should start in early April and is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2020. The Legacy currently serves 105 residents in its assisted living community.

“There has been much demand for additional assisted living apartments and tremendous need in greater community for memory care,” Powers said. “As we expand our services lines, it enables the community to better serve those individuals we currently care for as well as the greater community. We are excited to expand our mission and services to further serve seniors.”

The Legacy at North Augusta is a 105-apartment rental Assisted Living community for seniors 55 and above. The Legacy has a variety of floor plans ranging from studio apartments to one- and two-bedroom apartments with several amenities included.

“Daily meals prepared by an executive chef, housekeeping, scheduled transportation, maintenance, 24-hour concierge and life enrichment programs,” Powers said. “We offer an array of assisted living services with 24-hour nursing staff and rehabilitation services through myPotential at Home. As seniors progress through higher level of assisted living care, they receive these services without having to physically move to a new space.”

The Legacy at North Augusta is sponsored by National Lutheran Communities & Services out of Rockville, Maryland.

The Legacy at North Augusta is Staunton’s first faith-based, nonprofit assisted living community, which welcomes people of all beliefs and backgrounds, the National Lutheran Communities & Services website said. It’s a nonprofit, faith-based ministry and it operates under of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Delaware, Maryland, metro Washington, D.C. and Virginia areas.

The Legacy offers a month-to-month rental contract with several services and amenities.

  • Daily meals
  • Housekeeping
  • Services right in residents’ home including:
    • aides
    • doctors
    • therapists
    • nurses
  • Personal laundry services
  • On-site rehabilitation services
  • Health, fitness and wellness events and programs
  • 24/7 concierge

Other amenities include:

  • Private dining room and lounge
  • Casual bistro
  • Fitness center
  • Portico entrance, atrium, courtyard patio
  • Covered and screened-in porches
  • Paved walking path
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Arts and activities room

In addition to The Legacy at North Augusta, the National Lutheran Communities & Services oversees the needs of seniors and provides a variety of lifestyle, residential and health care options including The Village at Orchard Ridge in Winchester and The Village at Rockville in Rockville.

Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc. is the general contractor for the project.


Source: The Staunton News Leader, by Laura Peters. See article here.