The Pearl at Five Forks Groundbreaking Ceremony news article

The Pearl at Five Forks, a new senior living community specializing in memory care, broke ground this week.

The $10.9 million, 33,974-square-foot building sits on 3.53 acres and will be at 15 Five Forks Road in Simpsonville. It is expected to bring 100 jobs to the area when completed in January of 2017.

The new community is by Georgia-based Phoenix Signature Senior Living, which will be partnering with Memory Care Centers of America.

The Pearl at Five Forks will have 48 secured suites, designed specifically to care for seniors with memory loss. A variety of environmentally friendly features are planned with an interior design that leverages natural lighting and common area space with easy access to outdoor patios, gazebo and courtyards. The exterior amenities include a paved walking path around the building.

A “Live, Love, Learn” program, which promotes the National Wellness Institute’s Six Dimensions of Wellness — physical, cognitive, social, emotional, occupational and spiritual — will be led under the direction of Certified Dementia Practitioners, certified through The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.

“We are people serving people and we know when it comes to a loved one, it all matters, and it matters to us,” said CEO Jesse Marinko. “The community, the environment, the care, our programs and our team will represent that core belief. We are excited to serve seniors, their families and the local community and look forward to a strong partnership with the city of Simpsonville.”

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