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Senior Living Developer Brings 3 New Communities to Southern States

WINTER GARDEN, FL, CENTRAL FLORIDA, LITTLE ROCK, ARK–Cardinal Ventures and its affiliated management company, Blake Management Group (both Jackson, Mississippi-based) are set to break ground on three new communities in Florida and Arkansas. The Blake will be expanding their regional footprint to Central Florida and Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Blake at Hamlin is first up with Cardinal Ventures closing on 3.26 acres at 4814 Hamlin Groves Trail in Winter Garden, FL. This community will be located within the Hamlin Town Center development, bringing 60 full and part-time jobs to the community. The Blake at Hamlin will be approximately 85,000 square feet with 101 suites in assisted living and memory care. Construction on the building is set to commence this fall.

“We selected this location for many reasons,” said Harrison Young of Cardinal Ventures, the architect and developer of The Blake at Hamlin. “As part of The Blake at Hamlin community, residents will have the luxury of proximity to entertainment, shopping and dining in the Hamlin Town Center. The significant growth in population and new development combined with high quality of living factors makes it an attractive location for senior living.”

In addition to this recent new development, Cardinal Ventures will open two additional communities that will begin construction early next year in 2020. The first is a 101-suite assisted living and memory care community in another high-growth market in Central Florida. The next is a 101-suite assisted living and memory care community with 41 independent living cottages located on Rahling Road in Chenal Valley in Little Rock, Arkansas.

“These new development locations are all charming communities perfectly designed for this stage of life,” said Jessica Heck, Chief Strategy Officer for Blake Management Group. “The Blake’s unique approach and platinum standards in project design and execution make for a perfect fit. We could not be more excited about joining these communities.”

Blake Management Group has collaborated with their development partner Cardinal Ventures to bring this specialized mix of services and amenities to all the new communities set to break ground.  One special feature for residents is the addition of the iN2L (It’s Never Too Late) system in the community.  The Blake utilizes this state-of-the-art system to combine touchscreen technology to increase resident engagement.

Blake also offers the Vigil Health Solutions nurse call system which provides residents suffering from dementia with a means of summoning help when they are no longer able to understand how to work a conventional nurse call system. Their communities also employ the use of Accushield, which is a leading device in Evacuation Management technology for senior living.

Other amenities will include recipes built by Chef Darin Leonardson, The Blake’s Vice President of Culinary Operations and former Google Executive Chef, salons, movie theaters and an on-site physical therapy clinic.

“Our team leaders have broad experience in both senior living and hospitality industries, and we have designed amenities with this worry-free resort model in mind,” explained Jeremy Cole, CEO of Blake Management Group. “As a result, the lives of seniors are enriched by an environment that both promotes healthy living and provides an atmosphere of service to our residents. We look at every service delivered, every meal served, and every person cared for through the lens of whether it would be good enough for our loves ones.”

As a result, Blake communities are competitively priced, offering luxury living for an unbeatable cost and, most importantly, providing a place of comfort for the ones you love the most by making their next move their best move.

The Blake is a new option in senior living with independent living, assisted living and memory care locations in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and soon-to-be Arkansas.