In 2018, the senior living community in central Massachusetts engaged DiMella Shaffer in a masterplan to study how best to modernize their community which had seen several ill-conceived upgrades over a period of time. Derived from the masterplan, Glenmeadow embarked on a multi-phased renovation of their public spaces with the goal of enhancing the overall aesthetic in combination with strategic changes that would improve the living experience for the residents. Most of the work in Phase 1 was focused on the Assisted Living wing, with building-wide upgrades to the corridors, including new carpets, a color scheme to help with navigation, and wayfinding lights designed to alert residents to key arrival spaces.
In the Assisted Living wing’s dining room, a new quartz counter servery with waterfall edges and paneled wood face, and a large floral wall covering highlight the refresh. On the second floor, a solarium with a vaulted ceiling and terrace deck was created out of an under-utilized space to give residents an indoor/outdoor destination for socializing. Other spaces included in the first phase of renovations included the Parlor which received a new fireplace and custom millwork, a Yoga room with a feature wall, a Billiards Room, and two fully equipped conference rooms for staff and resident use.