The LaSalle Group recently broke ground on its latest Autumn Leaves-branded memory-care community, a 30,000 square-foot, $9.5 million project in Oklahoma City that will serve nearly 50 residents dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City is The LaSalle Group’s second venture in the Oklahoma City metro area; the company recently opened Autumn Leaves of Edmond in nearby Edmond, Oklahoma.
Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City will feature LaSalle’s innovative building design, along with cutting-edge technology, to ensure a calm, safe, and engaging environment for residents. Unique to this particular new property, however, will be a tornado safety area—a corridor reinforced with additional concrete on all sides that will serve as a shelter during the severe weather that too-often affects this region of the country. The area will be large enough for residents, staff, and visitors to seek shelter during an emergency, according to Kay Adkins, Director of Development for The LaSalle Group.
Including this new Oklahoma City project, The LaSalle Group, based in Irving, Texas, has 36 Autumn Leaves specialized memory-care communities in four states—either open or under construction—with the ability to serve more than 1,800 residents. The development of Autumn Leaves of Southwest Oklahoma City is the result of a partnership among The LaSalle Group, Silverado Interests, and Prosperity Bank. The community is expected to open in the first quarter of 2015.