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RoseCrest Assisted Living

A grand experience

Mars, Pennsylvania

RoseCrest was Pennsylvania’s first new-build assisted living facility under the state’s recently enacted licensing category. It was envisioned as a non-institutional environment, built to help people “live the abundant life.”

The front of the building features a wrap-around porch with ornamental banisters and wide columns that leading to a covered drop-off with trellised roof. The home-like character and detailing is familiar, yet intended to set this new residence apart, thus giving the new St. John Alzheimer's Assisted Living Residence a unique identity and comfortable ambiance.

A welcoming front porch features tapered columns on stone bases, linked by arching beams at the eave lines. A wide gable at the front overlooks the entrance and is crowned by a striking cupola which features the Luther Rose in a prominent stained glass as a colorful beacon to the community. It is also capped by a weathervane in the form of the Lutheran SeniorLife dove.

Featured at the front entry is an octagonal parlor, finished outside in stone with its chimney rising beyond. The central Ggreat Rroom with exposed wood trusses, extensive woodwork, and clerestory windows is the most significant interior space. One end features a large stained glass window combiningprised of old stained glass units reconfigured in the shape of a cross.

The neighborhood's great room, the more casual family room, and the creative arts area open out onto welcoming outdoor spaces and pleasant exterior views across the hills., which allows the residents That means an enjoyable outdoor experience for residents whether they are inside or out.

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