Shepherd Health and Cobalt Seniors announce Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters, an upscale 124-resident community offering spa-like living on roughly 10 acres in Pooler, Georgia.
The joint venture has purchased the property from Southwest Quadrant Development and is developing the community with United Community Bank, architectural firm Erdman, and contractor DeAngelis Diamond.
The project will create approximately 200 jobs throughout the construction period and, once completed, approximately 65+ additional jobs for permanent operations. Shepherd will be hiring health and wellness experts, caregivers, and administrative and business staff, as well as workers in the food service industries and grounds maintenance.
Residents will enjoy a host of amenities, including gourmet farm-to-table food, fine wine storage, a full-service salon, a greenhouse and numerous gardening opportunities, private kitchens, animal therapy, extensive walking trails and landscaping throughout the large grounds, and a tavern to enjoy college football.
The wellness lifestyle at Shepherd Living at Savannah Quarters also includes daily classes ranging from meditation and gentle yoga to aerobics and circuit training.
"This is the premier facility of its kind from St Augustine to Charleston to Atlanta, and Shepherd sets the bar for this new, thoughtful approach to senior living," said Pooler Mayor Mike Lamb. "There's nothing that compares to it in this region, and we're lucky to have them."
The community will be managed by the brand's operations arm, Shepherd Senior Living, and will be located directly across the street from Westbrook at Savannah Quarters. "We do considerable research when deciding where to locate our communities, and we are excited to be a part of Pooler and west-side Savannah," said Christine Menedis, co-founder and CEO of Shepherd Health. "This is going to be a dynamic, thriving addition to the region, and we look forward to providing a highly personalized resident experience, while integrating our distinctive blend of health and wellness offerings."
Co-founded by Christine Menedis and Naveen Trehan, Shepherd Health is based in Miami Beach, Florida. Shepherd Senior Living is the operations arm of the Shepherd brand, and focuses on integrating technology, wellness, and personalized care into the lives of seniors and their communities across the United States.
Cobalt Seniors is the senior living division of Cobalt Medical Partners, a healthcare real estate development and operations company based in Dallas, Texas.