Construction began this month on a series of renovations to the retirement community of Silvergate San Marcos, the area’s premier senior living community for more than 25 years. The community’s parent company, AmeriCare Health & Retirement, Inc. will modernize several common area spaces of Silvergate as it upgrades the property for the comfort and enjoyment of current and future senior residents.
“This already beautiful campus is taking on a fresh look with these wonderful renovations,” said Matt Petree, Director of Property Development and project manager for the modernization at Silvergate. “We engaged a phenomenal design team who made it a priority to tastefully modernize both indoor and outdoor common area spaces with warm wood tones, brushed metal surfaces and updated color hues. We’re incredibly excited by the changes.”
First Phase of Renovations Underway
The renovations at Silvergate will be undertaken in phases to avoid any major disruption to residents. The first phase is expected to be completed by summertime in 2021. The initial project includes an interior redesign of several common area spaces such as the Palm Room — a central gathering spot within the community — as well as the Activity Room, which accommodates robust event programming and resident activities. The second phase will be a major interior design renovation of Silvergate’s neighboring memory care building.
The renovations taking place in the new Palm Room space include all new furnishings, flooring and décor, creating a more contemporary look for hosting small private events and community celebrations. The upgrades, which match the recent renovations to the lobby entrance, modernize the space, creating a boutique hotel feel throughout the community. When completed, the Palm Room will better utilize the existing space to provide for greater flexibility for the community’s bustling roster of events and activities.
“The staff’s favorite, and most impactful, part of the initial renovation process will be the transforming of our Palm Room into what will effectively serve as an additional indoor restaurant-style space, a meeting room and a place for small event gatherings. We’re excited to be modernizing for the future,” said Joan Rink-Carroll, the Executive Director at Silvergate San Marcos who worked with the design team to update the property to better serve residents, their families and guests of the community. “We’re looking forward to hosting memorable dining experiences in the Palm Room that feature seasonally inspired cuisine and fun entertainment. We know the residents are going to love having Happy Hour in this dynamic new space.”
Why Local Ownership Matters
The planned renovations at Silvergate San Marcos highlight a tangible example of the importance of local ownership. With only three retirement communities in north county San Diego, AmeriCare takes great pride of ownership in the few properties they own. They are able to listen to the unique needs of each community and quickly react to make improvements that matter most in the day-to-day lives of its residents.
“Being a local owner/operator allows us the opportunity to visit each one of our communities frequently. There’s no substitute for seeing a property in person and speaking individually with our residents and team members,” said Greg Petree, President of AmeirCare. “We’re always asking ourselves ‘what would I want for my loved ones or for myself if I lived here.”
“I think local ownership really makes a difference and it’s great to see that they’re so invested in this community. Just look at all of the changes that are going on here in this community,” said Merrio Izor, a resident of the community. “I’m incredibly glad to be here and so happy to be watching this amazing transformation. We’re going to have lovely new spaces in which to dine together, and I’m really looking forward to seeing what creative things we’ll be doing inside in our new Activity Room. I just love it that our owners are upgrading all around us.”
About Silvergate San Marcos
With renovations underway and apartment homes at Silvergate now limited, seniors who are consider- ing retirement living are encouraged to tour the community, sample the Chef’s cuisine and see the modernization underway at Silvergate San Marcos.
The community is now scheduling virtual and private in-person tours of its apartment homes and sprawling, walkable campus. For information, call David Nelson at (760)744-4484. General information about the independent living, assisted living and memory care accommodations at Silvergate can be found at SilvergateRR.com/SM. Silvergate is located at 1550 Security Place, San Marcos, CA 92078.
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