People on the Move – Groundbreaking at Ingleside

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Driving rain, wind and flooding didn’t damper the spirits of the more than 400 people gathered to celebrate groundbreaking for Ingleside at King Farm. Future residents, their families and friends, representatives from the City of Rockville including the mayor, the Secretary of the Department of Aging, and the head of Senior Services in Delaware joined Executives and Board members for this momentous occasion on the future site of Maryland’s newest continuing care retirement community.

The celebration kicked off as bagpipers played and encircled the large tent that offered a clear view of the site and the back hoe, ready to begin preparing the site. Robert E. Bell, President and CEO, addressed the gathered crowd, thanking those who had made Ingleside at King Farm a reality. He said, “The overwhelming response to Ingleside as evidenced by the huge number of deposits in a very short time was certainly an indication that the program, the location and the sponsor were right for today’s senior adults.” Secretary of the Department of Aging, Jean Roesser reflected on Ingleside’s success, saying that Ingleside had broken all records with regard to the number of deposits received within such a short time, surely indicating that Ingleside was very much needed. State Senator, Jennie Forehand, spoke reiterating the beauty of Ingleside’s location — convenient to public transportation and within a community where people of all ages interact.

After a ceremonial groundbreaking (due to the rain, a golden wheel barrow filled with sand was used rather than the traditional outdoor location), everyone listened to music provided by Sean Lane – a trio with a keyboard, a violin and a bass while enjoying a delectable brunch that included an assortment of quiches, bagels, pastries, fresh fruit and sparkling champagne.

About Ingleside at King Farm
Ingleside at King Farm is a neo-traditional and inter- generational neighborhood community in Rockville, Maryland. The community plans to open in fall 2008.

Ingleside at King Farm offers residents a full continuum of care on one campus. The community will include 250 one, two and three bedroom independent living apartments ranging from 845 to 2300 square feet and will offer additional services such as assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care, if needed. Ingleside at King farm offers unique and large floor plans, common areas for residents including a pool/fitness center, spa, three restaurants, cocktail lounge/pub, living rooms, library/business center, auditorium, card room, wellness center, art studios and other living/entertaining areas. Monthly fees include: flexible meal plans, weekly housekeeping, maintenance, utilities, activities, scheduled transportation, taxes and access to assisted living, skilled nursing and Alzheimer’s care.

Entrance fees are fully refundable and a declining balance plan is also available, which offers limited refund ability. Some residences may be offered with refundable entrance and monthly fees based on income. Ingleside at King farm also offers future residents a declining refund option as additional asset preservation program for residents as an additional option.
“Ingleside at King Farm reflects a growing trend around the county,” said Josie Kingsley, Principal, New Life Management and Development, “to create senior communities in the heart of a neighborhood where people can easily access the metro, shopping, restaurants and can stay active and independent surrounded by people of all ages. King Farm is a very special and unique proposed community.”
For more information about Ingleside at King Farm contact Tamara Stout, Director of Marketing at (301) 590-0801.

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