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Homewood at Willow Ponds Celebrates “The Lodge” Construction Start

Homewood at Willow PondsShown at the construction celebration for The Lodge at Willow Ponds are, from left, Karlys Kline, Homewood board member; Eric Nichols, executive director, Homewood at Frederick; James Klutz, Homewood board member; Frederick Mayor Randy McClement; Wayne Hill; Ernie Angell, CEO, Homewood Retirement Centers; state Sen. Ron Young; Frederick County Commissioners Billy Shreve, Kirby Delauter and Paul Smith; the Rev. Suzanne Morris, Homewood chaplain; and the Rev. Robert Manthey, future resident.

Reprinted from The Frederick News-Post

Frederick, MD — Amid balloons and bricks and tents on the site, Homewood at Frederick recently celebrated the beginning of construction of The Lodge, an apartment building for active adults on the Willow Ponds campus. In attendance were many of those who have reserved apartments in the building, which is to be completed in 2016 and each person placed a brick to start the foundation for their new accommodations.

Homewood Retirement Centers CEO Ernie Angell, Frederick Mayor Randy McClement, Frederick County Commissioner Billy Shreve and state Sen. Ron Young all participated in the program recognizing the years of coordinated efforts to make this community a reality for the rapidly increasing demographic of the 55+ population in Frederick County. Executive Director Eric Nichols invited the attendees to envision each of the numerous amenities The Lodge will provide this boomer community — maintenance-free living and enriching activities.

The building is already 60 percent reserved with a number of floor plans still available.

The building was designed by Noelker and Hull, engineering by Rodgers Consulting, and construction by Wagman.

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