Pictured is construction on the Enclave at Anthem.
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Construction continues on The Enclave at Anthem; informational meetings set for Feb. 7 and Feb. 8


ANTHEM – Construction at The Enclave at Anthem retirement community is moving along swiftly, and deposits for the apartments are being taken now. The Enclave, which will be located on Venture Dr., will host two informational meetings next week to share details on the new community and show renderings of the apartments. The meetings will be held at the Ironwood Country Club in Anthem on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 5:30 p.m.

Interest in the new retirement community has been strong, and approximately 25 percent of the apartments are already spoken for.

“It’s going very well,” said Kathleen MacDonald, Spectrum Retirement Vice President of Marketing said in a phone interview with The Foothills Focus. “Right now, the goal is that we will hopefully be getting our Certificate of Occupancy in July.”

Once The Enclave at Anthem receives its Certificate of Occupancy, residents can move in soon after. Right now, the expected move-in date is sometime around August 2017; the date depends on construction timing. MacDonald noted that if construction moves ahead of schedule, other dates will move up, as well.

Kathy Connolly, Executive Director of The Enclave, noted that the sales center for the community has been opened since the end of last November, and they’ve had a lot of activity. Connolly added that the sales trailer is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., right now, and they plan on opening up on the weekends in the future. To schedule an appointment to learn more about the community, call Dan Carter, Senior Director of Community Relations at (623) 696-4942 or stop by the information center.

The 6.4-acre community will include 159 apartments, with 81 for independent living, 54 for assisted living, and 24 for memory care. Apartments vary in size, including studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom.

The Enclave at Anthem will offer a wide variety of things to do for residents, and the activities go beyond basic. Along with bingo and arts and crafts, technology-based activities will be offered, as well as intergenerational programs, book clubs, lectures, and excursions. Residents will have access to a swimming pool, a wellness room, a library stocked with books and computers, a beauty salon, theater, sky lounge, and a private dining room for residents to use for their own events.

“Almost 40 percent of our community is educated to community space, so there’s plenty of time to do what you want to do outside of your apartment,” MacDonald said.

Another Enclave amenity is At Your Service dining, which allows residents to eat in the dining room anytime they wish between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. The food is made to order by a chef, and the menu includes multiple options, including daily specials.

“You can come down to the dining room as many times, and whatever time you want, during the course of the day when the dining room is open,” MacDonald said.

Connolly, who has lived in Anthem for nearly 14 years, noted that The Enclave at Anthem will help fill a need in Anthem for a retirement community that’s close by.

“Anthem’s such a nice community. It’s going to be a really nice fit,” Connolly said.

Learn more about The Enclave at Anthem at www.spectrumretirement.com/senior-living/az/anthem/the-enclave-at-anthem-senior-living.