Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation; Expands Memory Care Offerings
MALDEN – Holiday Maplewood Place, a senior living community operated by Atria Senior Living since 2005, has transitioned to the company’s Holiday by Atria brand.
Extensive community renovations were part of the rebranding process, including an expansion of the memory care neighborhood with nine new apartments. Nine assisted living shared suites were also added, and more than 100 of the community’s apartments received updates. Other enhancements include an added event space and fitness center, new carpet, paint, furniture and artwork in common spaces, and more energy efficient building systems.
The public is invited to come see the enhancements during a grand opening celebration on Thursday, December 8. The festivities will include refreshments, live entertainment from saxophonist Brian Kane and community tours from 5 to 7 pm. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Malden Mayor Gary Christenson will take place at 6:15 pm.
Originally built in 1905 as a grammar school, the building was home to Marcia P. Browne Junior High School for many decades before closing in the early 1990s. The building retains much of its historic charm with its preserved façade, large windows, high ceilings, extra-wide hallways and grand staircase.
“The transition of Atria Maplewood Place to the Holiday by Atria brand helps us better serve the senior population in Malden and continue delivering trusted, quality care,” said Holiday’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Mejia. “For example, a unique feature is a central community room used for both dining and daily events. Residents use this space to gather and develop a deeper sense of community.”
Just north of Boston in Malden, Holiday Maplewood Place offers independent living, assisted living and memory care services. The rebranding makes the community the first to offer memory care services under the Holiday by Atria brand. With Atria’s decades of experience serving seniors with dementia, every aspect of the memory care neighborhood has been thoughtfully designed to best serve residents – from the types of activities offered to the physical layout.
“We know remaining connected to others and the local community in meaningful ways is essential to the well-being of older adults,” said Scott Johnson, Regional Vice President at Holiday by Atria. “Holiday Maplewood Place is a beautiful community where residents come together and enjoy exceptional service and amenities.”
Holiday operates more than 200 communities in the U.S. – from the East Coast to Hawaii – and already has a strong footprint in Massachusetts with locations in Agawam, Chelmsford, East Longmeadow and Lenox. Holiday Maplewood Place continues to be a part of the Atria family, which means the community will deliver the same employee training standards paired with a strong regional and divisional support infrastructure – all backed by Atria’s industry-leading quality standards.