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The Spires at Berry College is a visionary, new Life Plan, or Continuing Care Retirement Community, that will open in 2020 alongside pristine Eagle Lake at the foot of Lavender Mountain, nestled on the campus of Berry College in Rome, Georgia—“America’s most beautiful college campus.”

As a not-for-profit retirement community, The Spires will be governed by a Board of Directors, comprised of local business leaders and residents of The Spires. As part of the campus and resident involvement in the College program offerings, plus student involvement in the day-to-day operations of community life, The Spires will maintain a cooperative relationship with Berry College to ensure ongoing enrichment for all.

The Spires will offer the security of accessible healthcare services, including renowned medical centers in downtown Rome only minutes away, and spacious apartments and cottages equipped with lifestyle amenities.

DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDING OF THE SPIRES

The Spires was funded through tax-exempt bond financing, underwritten by Ziegler and SunTrust Bank. This will fund the entirety of the construction efforts of the senior living community being built on the campus of Berry College. Development efforts are led by Greenbrier Development.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT OF THE SPIRES

Ongoing operations of The Spires will be managed by Greenbrier Senior Living, offering a client-focused management solution with proven systems at the ready for any and all levels of care.

THE SPIRES AFFILIATION WITH BERRY COLLEGE

For years, Berry College has received requests from alumni and local residents to create a senior living community near campus. The Spires makes this wish become a reality.

The Spires has developed a strong relationship with Berry College and has been working very closely to develop best-in-class programs and amenities for residents. Once constructed, residents of The Spires will be able to access cultural and academic offerings, from lectures and sporting events, to more than 60 miles of hiking, biking and running trails, to the campus’ wildlife. Additionally, lakeside fine dining and a host of recreational and fitness facilities will also be available for residents’ use.

The Spires is not owned nor funded by Berry College.