Ask any of our friendly team members at Bethesda Gardens Monument, and they’ll tell you one of the things we’re most proud of with our new assisted living and memory care community is being able to fill a need in Monument, Colorado.
Everyone here—and in our parent company, Bethesda Senior Living Communities—believed Monument was growing rapidly and deserved a local senior living community so that area seniors who have spent their lives in Monument would be able to continue living in the community they call home.
“Monument has a great demand for senior services,” said Cara Thomas, executive director for Bethesda Gardens Monument. “Our community has only been open a few months, but we’ve already filled more than half of our 60 apartments, with new inquiries coming every day.”
Bethesda Gardens at the Forefront of Monument, Colorado, Growth
As it turns out, our thoughts were in the zeitgeist. As the Colorado Springs Business Journal recently reported in its Nov. 24 edition, Monument and the greater Tri-Lakes area saw unprecedented growth in 2017. Bethesda Gardens Monument was part of a wave of new development, shopping, services and more in this community.
As the journal reported, Monument has grown by 1.9 square miles since 2008, and in that same time period, non-residential development has grown from 1.6 million square feet to 2.3 million square feet. Among the largest concentrations of development are:
- The Baptist Road / Struthers Road corridor, home of Bethesda Senior Living’s corporate headquarters
- The greater downtown / West Highway 105 area
- The Mitchell Road / Synthes Avenue area
- East Highway 105
- The Monument Marketplace development
New additions range from gas stations and large retailers to industrial parks and government offices.
“Despite all this exciting development, Monument still maintains a small-town feel, just with big-city amenities,” said Thomas. “This is still our local community, where our organization’s president, Larry Smith, serves on the board of the fire department, and our team members get to know their neighbors. That’s what makes Monument such a special place.”
Posted on Mon, December 11, 2017
by Margaux Sprinkel