Updated 7/5/2022: Grading has started on a new life plan community in Carrollton. See below for the original text from a 2021 article we published. For information on Taco Bell and Elliano’s Coffee click here.
Start your golf carts! A new destination for residents eager to spend their later years healthy and active is coming to Carrollton at The Birches on Maple.
Tanner Health System is partnering with another Carrollton, Georgia-based company, Linco Development, to plan and build the new community on 40 acres acquired on Maple Street, near the Maple Street Commons retail development.
The Birches on Maple will be built on a “life plan community” model — a village with developments for active senior adults, independent senior adults, assisted living apartments, memory care services and more.
Like The Birches at Villa Rica, The Birches on Maple will be fully integrated with Tanner Health System, providing access to medical care, access to specialist services and Tanner’s exclusive Get Healthy, Live Well initiative, featuring evidence-based programs to prevent and control chronic disease and help residents stay active and healthy.
“There is nothing like this anywhere in west Georgia or east Alabama,” said Loy Howard, president and CEO of Tanner. “There are senior living communities, but the integration with our health system is what sets this apart. We’re envisioning a place where our parents — and a lot of us Baby Boomers, too — can stay healthy, active and engaged throughout the later part of our lives.”
The planned life community model allows seniors to choose the level of independence most comfortable for them.
The Birches on Maple will feature freestanding, single-owner homes with several different bedroom floorplans for active and independent living. Residents in the active living development will have priority access to the community’s independent and assisted living apartments as needed, as well as seamless access to memory care services.
“Linco Development and RA-LIN are excited to partner with Tanner to provide another quality development in Carrollton,” said Ben Garrett, CEO of RA-LIN. “This development is needed for our hometown to continue to be a great place to live, work and play. Linco and RA-LIN have had the good fortune to be part of several significant projects in our community. The Birches on Maple will be another major accomplishment for our organizations and our community.”
The community is designed so couples can access both active, independent and assisted living options, allowing them to remain close while providing a solution to the rigors of caregiving.
Also like The Birches at Villa Rica, security will be a priority at The Birches on Maple, with gated access, electronic access controls and 24-hour on-site security personnel.
The community’s 55-and-older residents will enjoy golf cart access and walking paths with access to a host of on-campus and nearby amenities. The Birches on Maple has designs for substantial greenspace, on-premises clubhouse, gym, pool, play courts and more. The location is convenient to the Carrollton GreenBelt, Sunset Hills Country Club, City Station, the University of West Georgia and downtown Carrollton. Proximity to Maple Street Commons also makes it easy for residents to get to a full-service grocery store, restaurants and other retailers.
Throughout the community, all parks, yards, common areas and more will be professionally landscaped and maintained.
“The location of the new community fits perfectly between the University of West Georgia and West Georgia Technical College’s new campus,” said Josh Chapman, president of Linco Development. “We plan to partner with these institutions to provide continuing education and entertainment for our residents. We also hope our residents will volunteer to serve our community through local charities and local schools.”
As part of Tanner, the community is designed to encourage better health and social engagement with clubs, guest speakers and live performances. Get Healthy, Live Well staff will help facilitate clubs and activities based on residents’ interests.
Construction on the new community is expected to begin in Spring 2022, with completion of the first phase of the community in 2023. Carrollton-based RA-LIN and Associates will build the community.
More on Tanner’s ever-growing continuum of care can be found at tanner.org.