Lasell Village Groundbreaking Ceremony
May 22, 2018
Lasell Village is excited about the new phase of renovation which was kicked off today at the Village with a groundbreaking ceremony. Mayor Ruthanne Fuller was on hand with Lasell Village President, Anne Doyle and Lasell College President, Michael Alexander, to announce the start of construction that will make Lasell Village facilities more functional, more welcoming and more accessible for residents, future residents, guests and community members.
Lasell Village is a life plan community established in May 2000 situated on the beautiful campus of Lasell College. It is home to over 200 independent seniors. Both President and Mayor Fuller noted that Lasell Village and the City of Newton pride themselves in having education at their heart. The residents of Lasell Village are committed to lifelong learning and enjoy the many benefits of intergenerational classes held at Lasell College.
Michael Alexander reported that “we recently updated the technology in five classrooms located in the Village so they now have the ability to livestream classes. I look forward to the next chapter of non-traditional education for seniors and students of all ages.”
Perkins Eastman created the design and Commodore Builders is the general contractor for the project. Jean Garbier of VHB updated the courtyard design with more usable green space for residents and community members to enjoy. Other improvements include: an expanded dining room and café, a larger reception area and concierge desk and improvements for noise reduction and better work flow.
Mayor Fuller noted that “Newton is proud to be the home of the first life plan community in the country where residents commit to an individualized learning plan.”
In closing Anne Doyle said, “We are grateful to all our partners, staff and residents, and are excited about a revitalized design for our community.”