In the early 1990s, residents in Charleston had to look outside of West Virginia when searching for an independent or assisted living community — those services simply didn’t exist in the Mountaineer State.
The Arthur B. Hodges Center, a local nursing home, wanted to change that. The Center’s leadership engaged Greystone to begin planning an independent and assisted living community for Charleston. And on April 15, 1995, the first residents arrived at Edgewood Summit, a mountaintop community that included 90 independent living units and 40 assisted living units.
Twenty years and two expansions later, Edgewood Summit is now a full-service CCRC, enjoying a strong brand in the market and a thriving population of vibrant West Virginia seniors. The Charleston Gazette-Mail featured Edgewood Summit earlier this month to recognize its 20th anniversary. The article includes quotes from original and current residents, as well as Executive Director Diane Gouhin, who has been at the community since it first opened.
Greystone served as development consultant during Edgewood Summit’s construction, as well as its two expansion projects. Greystone has also served as management consultant at Edgewood Summit since it first opened.
“Edgewood Summit has a strong history,” said Greystone Vice President Dave Keaton, who works with the community. “It owns a long-lasting reputation as the retirement community of choice, not only in Charleston, but throughout West Virginia and Southern Ohio. The community is well positioned for future success now that it offers the complete continuum.”
Congratulations to Edgewood Summit on 20 wonderful years.
See the Gazette-Mail’s images in the gallery below. (Courtesy of the Gazette-Mail.)